Research Mission

We strive to better the health and security of our planet through investigations into fundamental interfacial and surface phenomena and to elucidate emergent mechanisms and pathways towards manipulation of matter at the ångström scale.

Commissioning of new UHV system (circa 2021 June)

Research Foci

We apply principles from nanomechanics, nanomaterials, and nanomanufacturing to tackle grand challenges in the following broad areas.

Climate Adaptations

adapting to a rapidly changing world

Multi-Omics for All

democratizing health and safety

Beyond Moore's

manufacturing at the ångström scale

Sponsors and Supporters

We are grateful for the generous support from the following agencies and establishments.

National Science Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

American Chemical Society

Oak Ridge Associated Universities


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