- National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2014-2016
- Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2013
- B.S., Grand Valley State University, 2007
Our group focuses on the reliability and engineering of molecules and new materials for next-generation electronics. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), with its ability to image individual atoms and molecules, is the primary tool used to investigate surface-confined molecular interactions and two-dimensional materials. One project characterizes the reliability of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) after exposure to external perturbations. Another project focuses on surface-confined synthesis of two-dimensional materials. Our group is also interested in hierarchical design using nanowires as building blocks for self-assembly, and the manipulation and control of molecular rotors tethered to a surface.