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
Scanning probe microscopy, organic materials, nanoscale materials, surface physics, photovoltaics
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.