James D. Batteas
James D. Batteas is an Associate Professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex, USA. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex, USA in 1990 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif, USA in 1995. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard University, he joined the faculty at The City University of New York where he developed several projects in the area of nanoscale materials and devices. He later moved to the Surface and Microanalysis Science Division at NIST in Gaithersburg, Md, USA as a Staff Scientist and joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 2005. Dr. Batteas is an expert in surface science, with a focus on scanning probe microscopies, and his research activities cover a broad range of fundamental surface and interfacial phenomena of nanomaterials. Research projects in his group include investigations of charge transport in organic molecules on surfaces, optical and electronic properties of semiconducting nanomaterials, tribological properties of oxide surfaces, self-organizing nanoscale materials for device applications, protein-surface interactions, plant biopolymers, and nanofabrication approaches for the development of optoelectronic and sensing architectures.
Biography Updated on 10 March 2011