Professor Santiago Solares’ Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory focuses on the development of multifrequency and multidimensional atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques, which enable rapid characterization of multiple nanoscale surface properties through a single 2-dimensional scan, as well as rapid surface modification. Investigations are carried out using both experimental systems and numerical simulations. Of particular interest is also the application of the above techniques to the study of viscoelastic surfaces, especially polymers, various energy-relevant materials and biological materials.
- Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2006
- Mechanical Engineering
- Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical and Aerospace Systems
- High-performance Computing