My name is Gaby Avila-Bront and I'm a Junior in Columbia College majoring in Chemistry. Right now I am working on two projects. I am scanning Bromoheptadecanoic Acid on graphite to study its self-assembly, and I am scanning a self-assembled monolayer of an alkane thiol with Biotin on gold. Both of these projects use the Ambient Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
Dr. Boaz Ilan
Dr Boaz Ilan, Postdoctoral Researcher - Received Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2001. "Computational modeling of molecular self assemblies on graphite surfaces. We interpret and predict the 2D phase ordering and pattern morphologies of nanostructure assemblies."
Dr. Penelope Lewis
1. Investigating the topography and conductivity of defects in GaN heterostructures using conductive AFM.
2. Designing, producing and characterizing functional self-assembled monolayers for the adsorption of proteins.
3. Elucidating the conductivity of Au-Au double salt compounds.
Dr. Li Lui
1. 1999-2005: Graduate Student. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University. In Professor Peter C. Stair group, I used the ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface science techniques to study the methyl radical chemistry on single crystal hematite (0001) surfaces. 2. 2005-now: Postdoctoral Research scientist. Department of Chemistry, Columbia University. In Professor George W. Flynn group, I am using scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to study the surface reactions occurring at the interfaces.
Dr. Elena Polyakova
I got my MS in Physics and Engineering in 1999 at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Ph.D at USC, Department of Chemisty, 2005, under supervision of Prof. Curt Wittig. I study transport phenomena in mesoscopic conductive films, self-assembled monolayers, and nanostructures on insulating substrates in ambient conditions. In particular, I am interested in experimental STM studies of monocrystalline ultrathin graphite films including single graphite sheets (graphene) at the atomic scale.
Investigate the following projects with surface sensitive techniques such as Variable Temperature STM (Microscopy and Spectroscopy), LEED, and AES:
1. Physical and chemical properties of metal oxide surfaces
2. Self-assembly, physical and chemical properties of organic molecules on graphite and metal surfaces
3. Coadsorption of different self-assembling molecules on graphite
4. Formation of etch pits on graphite and chemistry on defects
|Dr. Chaochin Su
Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS) studies of functionalized organic molecules self-assembled on metal and semiconductor surfaces under the ambient and ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions: from packing, interaction to chemical, physical, and electronic properties.
|Dr. Donna Cyr||currently at the University of Connecticut|
|Dr. Hongbin Fang||currently at Applied Materials|
|Dr. Jeffrey Fitts||currently at Brookhaven National Lab|
|Dr. Gina Florio||currently at St. John's University|
|Dr. Leanna Giancarlo||currently at Mary Washington University|
|Dr. Mark Kleinman||currently at GlaxoSmithKline|
|Dr. Marcus Lay||currently at University of Georgia|
|Dr. Chris Michaels||currently at NIST|
|Dr. Thomas Mueller||currently at Veeco|
|Dr. Amy Mullin||currently at Boston University|
|Dr. Chi-Kung Kenny Ni||currently at Academica Sinica, Taiwan|
|Dr. Ryan Pearman||currently at Intel|
|Seth Rubin||currently at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|Dr. Natalie Seiser||currently at NYU Medical School|
|Dr. Eric Sevy||currently at Brigham Young University|
|Dr. Charles Tapalian||currently at Draper National Labs|
|Dr. Andrew Teplyakov||currently at the University of Delaware|
|Dr. Tova Adlerstein Werblowsky||currently at Turo College in NYC|
|Dr. Dalia Yablon||currently at ExxonMobil|