My research interests are focused on the electronics and mechanics of systems that have critical dimensions on the nanometer scale. Such length scales approach the atomic scale and the ultimate limit to miniaturization. Examples of such systems include carbon nanotubes and individual molecules, but can in general be any nanostructured material created by chemical or biological synthesis.

Currently, I am interested both in understanding the new and interesting transport phenomena that arise in these nanostructured materials, and learning how to control and detect their mechanical motion. Potential applications include nano-scale switches, logic gates, and chemical, biological, and mechanical sensors.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521 USA