A Retrospective of Greg Poirier's Scientific Work at NIST

10:30 AM, April 25, 2001
New location: Lecture Room D
Michael Tarlov and Richard Cavicchi, CSTL, NIST

NIST lost one of its brightest young stars, Gregory E. Poirier, who passed away in September at the age of 39. During Greg's brief career at NIST he made many noteworthy contributions in the areas of surface science and chemical sensing. While Greg was recognized primarily for his rigorous STM studies of alkanethiol monolayers on gold, he also was active in projects ranging from micromachined devices to detection of explosives. This talk will review some of the highlights of Greg's STM work and also touch on some of his lesser-known contributions while a member of the Process Sensing Group at NIST.
Photo of Greg Poirier
(NIST Contact: Bert Coursey, 301-975-5584, bert.coursey@nist.gov)