Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Mark Hersam, PhD

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Mark Hersam, PhD

Research Program


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Cancer-Focused Research

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.