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Michael Deem     
physical theories of pathogen evolution; vaccine design; Newton's
laws of biology; structure, nucleation, and function of zeolites
   
Rui-Rui Du  quantum mechanical properties of electrons in low dimensional and
nanoscale semiconductor structures and devices; ultracold electrons
in low-D semiconductors and nanostructures; wavefunction engineering
of individual donors for Si-based quantum computers; quantum transport
measurement of the Si-nanostructures produced by atom-scale scanning
tunneling microscopy patterning technique
   
Barry Dunning using Rydberg atoms as a nanoscale laboratory to examine electron-
molecule collisions at ultra-low electron energies; new generation of
spin-sensitive spectroscopies for investigating geometric, electronic
and magnetic properties of bulk surfaces and thin epitaxial films; surface
chemistry to thin film magnetism
   
Jason Hafner single particle spectroscopy of gold nanoparticles; development of a
new tip technology for recognition AFM to enhance the ability to probe
specific biomolecular interactions; fluid electric force microscopy;
biosensing; biomembranes; optical properties in biomedical materials;
shape-dependent plasmon resonances of gold nanoparticles; biomedical
applications of plasmon resonant metal nanoparticles

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