Mark Hersam, PhD
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
The Hersam Laboratory specializes in the processing, characterization, and application of nanoelectronic materials including silicon, carbon nanotubes, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, black phosphorus, and related two-dimensional materials. Of specific interest are strategies for producing monodisperse nanomaterials and organically/biologically functionalizing semiconductor surfaces. Since separation methods are critical to achieving a high level of monodispersity, the Hersam Laboratory employs a suite of relevant instrumentation including density gradient ultracentrifugation, electrophoresis, and size-exclusion chromatography.