self-assembled monolayers, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, soft-lithography, scanning probe lithography, particle lithography, and photolithography

AFM, STM, SEM-EDS, ellipsometry, contact angle goniometry, optical microscopy, plasma cleaner, reactive ion etcher, thin film deposition

Background & Research Interest
My research interests at UNF aim to gain a better understanding of nanostructure creation by combining top-down pattering and molecular assembly. In turn, the strategies developed can be utilized to create superior nanodevices. My research program at UNF investigates two molecule/substrate archetypes: the adsorption of thiol molecules onto gold substrates and the adsorption of organosilane molecules onto oxide substrates. Both of these molecular archetypes provide opportunities to tailor nanometer-scale structures to enhance lithography.