I am an experimental physicist studying condensed matter. I use transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and electron transport to study the electronic and mechanical coupling and properties of low-dimensional systems such as carbon nanotubes, boron-nitride nanotubes, and graphene. Examples include tunneling current detection and TEM observation of mechanical oscillations in carbon nanotube resonators, and single-mode laser excitation of mechanical eigenstates of graphene resonators. My interests also include exploring applications (AFM using carbon nanotube probes; chemical, charge and mass sensing using carbon nanotube and graphene resonators; NMR; nanoelectronics) and novel detection mechanisms for nanoscale mechanical systems.
Carbon Nanotube NEMS Device