Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics
Director, LASSP and Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science
B.S. 1985, Engineering Physics, University of Oklahoma. Ph.D., 1991, Applied Physics, Yale University. Post-Doctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990-91. Assistant Professor, Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1992-96. Associate Professor, Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1996-2000. Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 2001-present. Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, 1992-95. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1992-94. Packard Foundation Fellow, 1992-97. National Young Investigator, 1993-98. LBNL Outstanding Performance Award, 1997. Packard Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellow, 1999. Agilent Europhysics Prize, 2001. Fellow, American Physical Society, 2003. Yale Sci. and Eng. Assoc. Award for Basic and Applied Science, 2009. National Academy of Sciences, 2011.
The science and technology of nanostructures, particularly carbon-based systems such as nanotubes and graphene; novel fabrication techniques at the nanometer scale; scanned probe microscopy of nanostructures; assembly and measurement of chemical and biological nanostructures
Our research focuses on the fabrication and study of nanostructures. We use these structures to span the gap between the macroscopic and molecular worlds, exploring electronics, optics, mechanics, chemistry and biology at the nanoscale. Current areas of research include the use of carbon nanotubes for optoelectronics, mechanics, and single-molecule biological sensing, and the use of graphene as an atomic membrane that is only one atom thick.
Samantha Roberts, Jonathan Alden, Melina Blees, Arthur Barnard, Isaac Storch and Kathryn McGill