Sept 2021, Devon’s work on FET-switched KPFM with integration of photo-induced force microscopy is featured as a cover art by Small.
July 2021, Devon has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Devon Jakob! Dr. Jakob will start his postdoc research at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland.
April 2021, Haomin Wang’s paper on two-dimensional peak force infrared microscopy is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. It is a photothermal-based pump/probe microscopy with spatial resolution much better than the optical diffraction limit.
April 2021, Dr. Xu receives the Class of ’61 Professorship from Lehigh University.
March 2020, Our work on multipulse peak force infrared microscopy is featured as a cover art in Advanced Optical Materials.
February 2020, Dr. Xu is named as a Sloan Research Fellow, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
December 2019, Haomin Wang’s paper on three-dimensional analysis of near-field response by PF-SNOM is published in Nanoscale.
November 2019, Dr. Xu presented a keynote presentation at the TERS-7 conference.
November 2019, Le Wang’s paper on multipulse peak force infrared microscopy is published in Advanced Optical Materials.
November 2019, Congratulations on Haoluo Fu and Yuming Tian on the presentation of the Chem VR project being selected as the top-rated presentation among all Mountaintop projects! Good work!
October 2019, Dr. Xu presented an invited talk at the SciX2019 Conference at Palm Springs, CA, on peak force infrared microscopy.
September 2019, Le Wang’s paper on generalized excitation configuration of photo-induced force microscopy is published in Analytical Chemistry.
August 2019, Dr. Xu attended the ACS Fall Meeting in San Diego, CA, giving presentations on Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and Nanoscale infrared microscopy.
July 2019, Le Wang successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. She is the first Ph.D. graduate of the Xu group. Congratulations! She has set a high standard for future Ph.D. students in our group.
June 2019, Dr. Xu attended the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM) 2019 to give an invited talk about peak force infrared microscopy.
June 2019, Devon Jakob’s paper on peak force infrared microscopy characterization of oil shale rock is published in Analytical Chemistry.
April 2019, Devon Jakob receives the Roy R. Honor fellowship from Lehigh University. He will carry out research on characterization methods for inorganic materials.
February 2019. Our group received funding from the National Science Foundation, CAREER program on developing new microscopy techniques. Exciting research is ahead!
August 27, 2018. Dr. Xu attended the NFO-15 conference in Troyes, France, to present the latest work on PF-SNOM and the ultra-broadband plasma source for s-SNOM.
August 23, 2018. Dr. Xu attended the SPMonSPM2018 conference in Leuven, Belgium to present the latest research on PFIR microscopy.
August 19, 2018. Dr. Xu gave an invited talk at the ACS Fall Meeting in Boston. He was featured by C&EN news as a “must-see” presenter. Group members Le Wang, Haomin Wang, and Devon Jakob all gave oral presentations at the ACS Meeting.
August 12-14, 2018. Dr. Xu attended the Beckman Symposium in Irvine, CA.
June 2018. Dr. Xu served as a judge for a scholarship award at the ScienceBuzz STEM Symposium 2018 at Springhouse middle school in Allentown, PA.
June 2018. Le Wang, Haomin Wang, and Devon Jakob attended the 2018 Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society and presented posters on their latest research.