NSTD - Scanning Probe Microscopy Groups

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing


M. Aono Group  Nanomaterials Laboratories, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan  Quantum electronics, scanning probe microscopy, nanofabrication
David Awschalom Group UC-Santa Barbara Spin dynamics, nano-magnetics, quantum dots


Paul Barbara Group University of Texas,  Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Laboratory for Spectroscopic Imaging Near-field optics, ultrafast spectroscopy
Jurgen Behm Group University of Ulm Surface chemistry of metals, semiconductors, insulators
Roland Bennewitz Group McGill University, Canada Nanotribology, Scanning Force Microscopy, Surface Science
E. Bertel Group University of Innsbruck Surface Physics, Low-dimensional Systems, Catalysis
Flemming Besenbacher Group University of Aarchus SPM in catalysis
Dawn Bonnell Group Nanobiointerface Center, University of Pennsylvania Nanometer-scale phenomena in multifunctional materials
Len Brillson Group Ohio State University Semiconductor heterojunction interfaces, bioelectronic materials and interfaces
Nancy Burnham's AFM Lab Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA Mechanical properties of nanostructures, instrumentation for nanomechanics


Shirley Chiang Group University of California-Davis STM/AFM: Surface physics & chemistry
Sidney Cohen Group Weizmann Institute Surface Lab, Weizmann Institute, Israel      Nanoelectrical and nanomechanical characterization, SPM nanolithography




Environmental Nanotechnology Research Group Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University   Nanoscale aspects of transport and fate of contaminants and development of remediation technologies


Randy Feenstra Group Carnegie Mellon University Semiconductors, interfaces, cross-sectional STM


Eric Ganz Group University of Minnesota STM of semiconductors
H.-J. Guntherodt Group University of Basel, Switzerland AFM, STM, SNOM


Robert Hamers Group University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials chemistry of semiconductors, geochemistry, bioattachment at surfaces
Paul Hansma Group University of California-Santa Barbara SPM Development and Application
Helen Hansma Group University of California-Santa Barbara AFM imaging of biomolecules and biomolecular processes
Yukio Hasegawa Group ISSP, University of Tokyo, Japan STM/ATM, surface physics
W. Heckls Group University of Munich, Germany STM/AFM/NSOM, DNA and Biological Materials
Mark Hersam Group Northwestern University STM, AFM, Organic/inorganic nanomaterials, Carbon nanotubes
Franz Himpsel Group University of Wisconsin Madison Magnetic Nanostructures, Quantum Wells, Nanowires, Atomic Chains, Atomic Scale Memory, Self-Assembled Monolayers
Wilson Ho Group University of California, Irvine IE-STM, surface physics, nanomanipulation, chemical modification


IBM-Almaden San Jose, CA STM and Atomic Manipulation
Interfacial and Nanoscale Science Facility Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Interfacial and Nanoscience Research at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a National Scientific User Facility



Klaus Kern Group Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne, Switzerland Electrochemical STM
Peter Kruse Group McMaster University, Canada STM/BEEM/c-AFM, Surface & interface chemistry of electronic materials
Young Kuk Group Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea One dimensional wires, functional molecules, and nano-dot arrays


Uzi Landman Group Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA Computational Science of Nanostructures and Surfaces
Charlie Lieber Group Harvard University, Boston, MA Nanostructures, Nanoscale Imaging, Biological Interfaces


Othmar Marti Group University of Ulm, Germany AFM and Near-field Optics
Mervyn Miles Group University of Bristol, England STM/AFM/NSOM of Biological Materials


Nanotransport Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Strongly correlated oxides, nanoelectromechanics, nanotransport, STM, NC-AFM
Naval Research Labs Washington, DC Nanomechanics, tribology, biointerfaces,sensors
NIST Nanometer-scale Metrology Group NIST, Gaithersburg, MD Precision length measurement
NIST Surface Dynamics/ Chemical Microscopy Group NIST, Gaithersburg, MD Chemical Imaging via near-field optical techniques





Ron Reifenberger Group Purdue University Nanoscale physics


Miguel Salmeron Group Lawrence Berkeley Labs Surface structure and dynamics
Udo Schwarz Group Yale University Low-temperature AFM, dynamic force microscopy, nanotribology
Susan Sinnott Group University of Florida Molecular dynamics, density functional and tight-binding calculations
SPM Aarhus University of Aarhus, Denmark STM, AFM, surface physics and chemistry
Brian Swartzentruber Group Sandia Labs, Albuquerque, NM Surface physics, silicon




P. Varga Group
Technical University of Vienna
Surface physics, metals and thin films


John Weaver Group University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Surface physics and chemistry, nanostructures in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions
Mark Welland Group Univ. of Cambridge, UK Nanoscale science
Roland Wiesendanger Group Microstructure Advanced Research Center Hamburg Nanometer-scale science and technology based on scanning probe methods (SPM)


Sunney Xie Group Harvard University, Boston, MA NSOM, single-molecule spectroscopy