The research in our group is organized around three main projects: nanoscale materials and devices, biological surfaces and interfaces and nanotribology,

with the overarching goal of developing custom engineered surfaces and interfaces. This requires obtaining a fundamental (molecular level) understanding of the underlying chemistry and physics of the systems in question to afford rational approaches to test and develop new technologies. In much of our research we employ a range of scanned probe microscopies such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) to probe structure and to manipulate materials at the nanoscale.

selected publications
Academic Articles97
  • Batteas, J. D., & Stark, R. E. (2005). Surface and interfacial studies of plant biopolymers. Molecular Interfacial Phenomena of Polymers and Biopolymers. (pp. 580-608). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers49
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Chemistry Department; 3255 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3255