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Develop scanning probe experimental techniques and models for extracting nanomechanical parameters of soft materials including visco- and poroelastic modeling of PEG-based hydrogels, mechancial stiffness of carbon based fibers, and the nanomechanical characterization of cancerous mouse mammary tissue as a function of cancer stage.
Adhesion, friction, and anti-corrosive capabilities of self-assembled monolayer systems and their nanomechanical properties on silicon substrates.
General scanning probe AFM for reference material measurement and calibration.