Thomas Thundat is a Corporate Fellow and the Leader of the Nanoscale Science and Devices Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Burgundy, France. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the State University of New York at Albany, NY, USA, in 1987. He is the author of over 220 publications in refereed journals, 45 book chapters, and 25 patents. Dr. Thundat is the recipient of many awards that include the U.S. Department of Energy’s Young Scientist Award, R&D 100 Awards, ASME Pioneer Award, Discover Magazine Award, FLC Awards, Scientific American 50 Award, Jesse Beams Award, Nano 50 Award, Battelle Distinguished Inventor, and ORNL and UT-Battelle Awards for invention, publication, and research, and development. Dr. Thundat is an Elected Fellow of both APS and AAAS. His research is currently focused on novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro- and nanomechanical sensors. His expertise includes physics and chemistry of interfaces, solid-liquid interface, biophysics, scanning probes, nanoscale phenomena, and quantum-confined atoms.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2011