First Name
Last Name
Associate Professor
Office Room
Lab Room
Tel (Office)
(604) 822-8796
Tel (Lab)
(604) 827-1418
Research Groups

Students Wanted
willing to supervise

Bachelor's Degree
Dalhousie University, 2002, Honours in Physics

Master's Degree
McGill University, 2004, Physics

Doctoral Degree
McGill University, 2009, Physics

Employment History

2017- Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
2010-2017 Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley


2011-2012 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar
2010-2020 CRC Tier 2 in Nanoscience (renewed 2015)
2009-2010 NSERC Postdoctoral fellowship

Research Area
Condensed Matter

Research Topics
Scanning probe microscopy, organic materials, nanoscale materials, surface physics, photovoltaics

Research Title
Nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic materials & Scanning Probe Microscopy


The principle aim of my research is to build an understanding of important electronic and optoelectronic processes in a wide range of materials from the atomic scale up. In particular, the role of interfaces in organic and nanoscale materials is often of crucial importance for applications oriented processes, yet is frequently not fully understood. Scanning probe microscopy offers the ability to investigate such interfaces at the atomic level.

My research program makes use of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques including atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) and at low temperatures (~4K). This clean, low-temperature environment allows the characterization of well defined systems, with sufficiently high energy resolution for most organic and nanoscale systems of interest, and with the level of stability required to achieve measurements on individual nanostructures.

See my research group page for more information about specific projects.

Selected Publications

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