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Associate Professor, University of Oregon
Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems, Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics
My research group uses experimental and numerical methods to study transport phenomena far from thermal equilibrium. One focus is on nanoelectronic systems, where we investigate non-linear quantum transport phenomena, symmetry breaking, and efficient thermoelectric power conversion. We also develop experimental and numerical models for bio-molecular motors, and explore fluid motion driven by ratchet phenomena.
The common theme of these research projects is the physics of ratchets and Brownian motors: the interplay of nonequilibrium, asymmetry, and thermal motion to create directed transport.