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D. Frank Ogletree


Ogletree

Staff Engineer, Imaging and Manipulation of Nanostructures

dfogletree@lbl.gov

510.486.4862

Biography

Education

Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Miquel Salmeron developing ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy in the Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1987 – 1988.

Ph.D. in Experimental Solid State Physics, 1986, University of California, Berkeley, California. Thesis title: "Extending the Range of Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) Surface Structure Determination", advisor Prof. G. A. Somorjai, Department of Chemistry.

A.B. with honors in Physics, 1977, College of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Previous Professional Positions

Staff Engineer/Physicist and acting Lead Scientist, Molecular Foundry Imaging and Manipulation Facility, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2005 - present.

Technical Equipment Manager, Imaging and Manipulation Facility, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2004 - 2005.

Staff Scientist/Physicist, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1992 - 2005.

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Free University of Brussels, Belgium (Maître du Conference, Faculté des Sciences Appliquées, Université Libre de Bruxelles), 1996 - present.

Manager, Surface Analysis Facility, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1989 – 2005.

Senior Research Associate, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1989 - 1991.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1987 - 1988.

Research Interests

My research is centered on developing in-situ imaging and characterization tools to understand interfacial properties of nanoscale systems. These include electron diffraction and scanning probe microscope (STM and AFM) instruments and methods to study structure and interactions of small molecules on metal surfaces; AFM methods to study friction and liquid-solid interactions; ambient pressure photoemission instruments for in-situ studies of catalytic processes and liquid-solid interactions; and near-field optical microscopy (scanning probe and cathodoluminesence) for investigating electro-optical properties of nanostructures. I am now developing combined electron beam and optical near-field probes to study energy transport at the nanoscale.

Projects

Fundamental surface chemistry of metals by STM

Electronic contribution to friction on GaAs: An atomic force microscope study

The electronic contribution to friction at semiconductor surfaces was investigated by using a Pt-coated tip with 50 nm radius in an atomic force microscope sliding against an n-type GaAs(100) substrate. Read full research paper

Development of a combined scanning probe/electron microscope system for nanostructure characterization and manipulation.

Development of novel and self-sensing probes for scanning probe microscopy
(with Ivo Rangelow, T.U. Illmanau, and Stefano Cabrini, Molecular Foundry).

Integration of scanning probe microscopy with optical spectro-microscopy
(with Jim Schuck, Molecular Foundry).

Selected Publications

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