Mike Gordon joined UCSB as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in the fall of 2007. He received his BS/MS in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and was an Intel Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, where he received an MS in Applied Physics (1998) and PhD in Chemical Engineering (2003). Mike was also a Visiting Scientist at Caltech (2006) and spent two years as a post-doc in Grenoble, France at the Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microélectronique (LTM-CNRS). The goal of Mike’s research at UCSB is to explore, understand, and exploit the unique physicochemical properties and dynamics of nanoscale systems found in different venues (material science, microelectronics, catalysis, and biology). His approach focuses on the development and application of "hybrid" scanning probe microscopy techniques for chemical, optical, electrical, and mechanical interrogation of single nanostructures and surfaces to learn how size, confinement, organization, and surface chemistry affect behavior. The majority of his work is "hands-on" experimental science involving a combination of STM/AFM/SNOM, laser spectroscopy, and nanofabrication.
Phone: (805) 893-7346
Email: mjgordon [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Office: 3351 Engineering II