Yuri Suzuki is the Faculty Director of SNSF and professor in the Department of Applied Physics. She received an A.B. in Physics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford. She did her postdoctoral work at Bell Laboratories. Before arriving at Stanford, she was an assistant and associate professor at Cornell and associate and full professor at Berkeley both in Materials Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on emergent behavior in strongly correlated oxide systems, with particular recent emphasis on oxide interfaces and spin current generation and control. Her awards and recognition include the DoD Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award, Packard Foundation Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award and ONR Young Investigator Award. Her service to the scientific community includes membership in various Executive Committees in the American Physical Society, Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society, Advisory Committee of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and Users’ Committee of the Advanced Light Source. Since her arrival at Stanford in 2012, she has developed the coterminal Master’s degree program in Applied and Engineering Physics and has been active in equity, diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and through the American Physical Society.
Tobi is the Associate Director of SNSF and has overall responsibility for leading all operational functions for the facilities, including finance, research administration, facilities, property administration, human resources and health and safety. Tobi received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University in 2004 after transferring from the Universität Würzburg. His thesis research focused on high-resolution x-ray imaging with and without lenses, as well as x-ray radiation damage studies. He spent two years as a Research Associate at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he studied carbon nanotubes and other nanomaterials using advanced electron imaging and diffraction techniques. Following his time at Brookhaven, he spent two years at Xradia, Inc. where he led a team to develop novel high-resolution x-ray microscopes. He joined Stanford University in 2008 as the Associate Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Probing the Nanoscale before becoming the Associate Director of SNSF in 2011.
Andrew is a Transmission Electron Microscopist at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. He obtained a Masters in Physics from Portland State University and was involved in research on beam-induced crystallization of metal oxides in the TEM. He spent four years working as a microscopist for a quantum dot start-up Pacific Light Technologies before taking a position at Thermo Fisher Scientific (then FEI) as a TEM Applications Development Engineer. During his six years in Applications, Andrew worked on automation-focused semiconductor market solutions using Titan and Metrios TEMs, leading to patents in 4D-SCEM and tilted-beam methods. He enjoys teaching microscopy technique and finding ways to automate away the drudgery of experiments.
Tom manages and supervises the Flexible Cleanroom, and manages and runs the Microfab Shop. The Flexible Cleanroom is a 2500 square foot class 100 cleanroom specializing in nano-fabrication working with non-standard or unusual materials and techniques. The Microfab Shop does thin film depositions by e-gun evaporation and sputtering, design and fabrication work, equipment design and fabrication, and other technical consultation services. Tom received his BA in Industrial Design from San Francisco State University and has been at Stanford for 30 years, most of that time with Ginzton Labs, and now at SNSF. He holds four patents in the field of AFM and STM tip fabrication. His hobbies include building hot rods and custom cars, music (drums & guitar), metal fabrication, woodworking, hiking and being outdoors.
Richard Chin is an expert at scanning electron and ion beam microscopy with degrees from Caltech and Stanford Universities. He is one of the founding staff members of SNSF, having helped write the proposals to bring the first new instruments to the original SNL facility in the McCullough Building. Currently, Rich manages the Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) facilities located in the McCullough and Spilker Buildings.
Daniella Duran is the Education and Outreach Program Manager. She earned her B.S. in Psychobiology at UCLA and M.S. in Education at Stanford. Before coming to Stanford, Daniella was a Nanoscience and Chemistry Teacher for 24 years at public high schools throughout California. Daniella was also an active collaborator and researcher at the CNSI at both UCLA and UCSB facilitating teacher professional development and utilizing the cleanroom for multiple projects. She is passionate about embedding nanotechnology into the community at large and K14 education. Daniella enjoys learning about how new research can improve the human experience and contribute to a more sustainable world.
Elise is an administrative assistant for Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. She has an Economics B.S. from George Mason University, and many years of small business management experience. She is excited to join the SNSF team after staying home raising her children for a while. She enjoys DIY projects and crafts, jogging, reading, and learning new things.
Wendy is a Financial Analyst at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. Wendy has over ten years of experience in the Finance & Accounting field, especially in corporate real estate industry including Fixed Assets, Project Management and Facility Management accounting. In her most recent role at Cushman & Wakefield, she was in charge of annual budget planning, forecasting and month-end reports including complex account reconciliation and variance analysis. Wendy enjoys playing badminton, yoga, traveling and exploring new restaurants. She is excited to contribute to the team and continue her growth within Stanford Nano Shared Facilities.
Juliet Jamtgaard co-manages the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) laboratories. She earned her degrees at Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities and worked in industry as a materials characterization expert before joining the staff at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. Juliet brings a breadth of experience to the labs, and splits her time among instruments both in the McCullough and Spilker buildings.
Christie is a research scientist specializing in secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS). She serves as a lab manager for the Cameca NanoSIMS 50L instrument in the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities, as well as the SHRIMP-RG secondary ion mass spectrometer in the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Prior to Stanford, Christie received her Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, utilizing their Cameca 1280 IMS ion microprobe for isotopic analyses of meteoritic materials, as well as SEM/EDS and EPMA for sample characterization. She completed a postdoc at UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, where she gained experience in numerous other microanalytical techniques, including FIB, TEM, and synchrotron XANES, to study the chemical composition of comet grains and meteorites.
Hye Ryoung is a research staff scientist at Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM) at Stanford University and Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science (SIMES) at SLAC. She is also a TEM Scientist at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF). She received her PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and her research interests are nanoscale materials and their applications on wearable energy/electronic devices.
Stanley serves the Stanford research community as the Ebeam Lithography Manager. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA under the direction of Dr. Mark Goorsky of the Electronic Materials Laboratory. Stanley began his research career familiarizing himself with materials characterization techniques including x-ray diffraction and topography and microscopy methods including AFM, SEM and TEM. After graduation, he worked at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California. Stanley joins the Stanford team with eight years of nanofabrication processing experience in ebeam lithography and metrology including FIB, STEM and EDS. Stanley enjoys learning about new research ideas and helping meet the needs of the Stanford research community.
Jana is in charge of the Bruker D8 Venture diffractometer at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF). Jana measures crystals as a service to other Stanford researchers, as well as training students to use the system and teaching them about single-crystal X-ray diffractometry. Jana did her PhD in inorganic chemistry in the beautiful Black Forest town of Freiburg, Germany. In Freiburg, she used single-crystal X-ray diffractometry as her main analytical method and enjoyed it so much that she would run crystals for her colleagues too. She also taught the advanced inorganic lab course, where students learn to handle toxins, air sensitive and pyrophoric substances. Between her PhD and her present position at SNSF, she worked in environmental chemistry, and led a research expedition to the Great Barrier Reef, examining the effect of ocean acidification on reef metabolism.
Nadia is the support scientist for the scanning probe microscopes. She received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Tufts University in 2022, with a thesis on characterizing mechanics of soft materials with advanced AFM techniques. In 2022-23, she worked on developing the first AFM-based test for clinical diagnostics in cancer applications. In her spare time, she enjoys pen sketches, exploring the outdoors with her dog, and mystery novels.
Huiyuan received her Ph.D from Zhejiang University, China in 2015. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow with ISSP fellowship on collaborative projects of quantum spin ice between University of Tokyo and Johns Hopkins University. She started working in Moler group and SNSF from October 2019. Huiyuan's current research interests include studying unconventional superconductors with scanning SQUID microscope. She enjoys yoga and traveling.
Matt is the assistant manager for the Cameca NanoSIMS 50L instrument in the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF). He comes to SNSF from Stanford’s Earth System Science program where he is a research associate investigating biological oceanography and marine biogeochemistry. Matt earned his PhD at the University of Maryland where he specialized in coral reef nutrition and stable isotope ecology. He completed a postdoc at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany investigating nutrient controls on phytoplankton productivity. Matt specializes in using stable isotope tracers to measure microbial processes at both whole community and single cell scales.
Pinaki is a Transmission Electron Microscopy Scientist at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. He obtained his Masters in Physics and Materials Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He obtained his PhD in Materials Engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. During his PhD, he worked on crystal structures and phase formation of metal and alloy nanoparticles. After completing his PhD he joined Rutgers University as a post-doctorate researcher. His primary research area was surface phase formation in Li-ion battery cathodes. He extensively used aberration-corrected STEM and EELS for his research. During this period, he was an affiliate of National Center for Electron Microscopy, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. From 2018 he worked as the lead electron microscopist maintaining an aberration-corrected FEI Titan Themis Z at Michigan Technological University.
Christina manages the scanning probe microscopes and spends her time in the McCullough, Shriram and Spilker buildings. Christina received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University and held a postdoctoral position at Pacific Northwest National Lab. She has worked for a number of years in the AFM industry and worked at a start-up company, Scuba Probe Technologies, developing specialized AFM probes for liquid measurements. She has a passion all kinds of microscopy and when she isn't at the microscope you can find her hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or enjoying her dog or horse.
Marlinda is the administrative associate for the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. Before joining Stanford, Marlinda worked abroad in the education field. She enjoys working in education because it motivates her to be a better learner. She believes in good energy because it creates positivity and balance in life. In her spare time she likes to read, meditate, appreciate music, and explore nature through hiking.
Sara is the Associate Director of nano@stanford and will also be supporting lab activities at SNSF. She received a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from Penn State University, where she used TOF-SIMS to study the possible role of cell membrane lipids in biological function. After graduating, Sara spent five years at General Electric using TOF-SIMS and AFM to aid the company’s R&D efforts before taking a position at EAG Laboratories. During her twelve years at EAG, she managed the Surface Properties group and provided AFM and Profilometry characterization services for a broad array of applications that supported clients in industry, government, and academia around the world. Outside of work, Sara enjoys travel and the arts.
Carol is the Administrative Assistant for the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. Carol has been with Stanford for 8 years and brings with her many years of customer service. She joined the department in Oct, 2013. She manages and oversees the user intake process for internal users and provides support to faculty, staff, and students.
Lily Pay serves as assistant Manager for the Soft and Hybrid Materials Shared Facility and Lab Manager for Bao group in Department of Chemical Engineering. She received MS in Chemistry from University of Alabama in Huntsville. Before joining Stanford (2015), Lily was Senior Scientist in industrial focused on Nanotechnology field for more than thirteen years.
Grant received both his M.S. and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked in Prof. Eric Detsi's group on battery anode materials and with Dr. Gerald Lopez of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology on electron beam lithography characterization work for other Singh users. At SNSF, Grant is responsible for instrumentation within the Nanopatterning Cleanroom.
Rich is a senior research scientist with more than 40 years of experience in nano-lithography .At SNSF he is providing nano-lithography resources to undergraduate and graduate students, SLAC and industrial users. Rich earned his BSc (EE), Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. While in high school, he participated in the NSF Summer Science Training Program for Secondary Students at Tufts University. In 1977, he contributed his Master's degree results to the first NSF competition for the National Submicron Facility. While working at Cornell at the NRRFSS, NNF and NNIN facilities, 1979 to 2001, he collaborated with over a 100 visiting users and students, including Research Experience for Undergraduate students (REU). Rich serves on the organizing committees of the Electron Ion and Photon Beam and Nanofabrication "3 Beams" and SPIE conferences.
Jeffrey Tok serves as the manager for the Soft and Hybrid Materials Shared Facility and the Dept of Chemical Engineering Teaching Laboratory. He received his B.Sc. from The University of Washington at Seattle, and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago. After a postdoctoral stay in Harvard University, he has held positions as an Associate Professor of Chemistry in The City University of New York, York College and Graduate Center, as Principal Investigator in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and as Chief Bioscientist in Micropoint Biosciences Inc.
Jason is a Lab Operations Engineer to support research operations within the Stanford Nanopatterning and Flexible Cleanrooms. Jason received his MS (2016) in Applied Physics from UMass Boston. The focus of his work was in semiconductor process engineering. Before joining SNSF, Jason taught physics in Massachusetts and California for fifteen years.
Arturas supervises and manages the x-ray diffraction laboratory and provides scientific expertise, advice and training in x-ray diffraction tools and techniques. He participates in the research and developing of new tools, methodologies, and techniques for the advancement of knowledge and capability for advanced materials characterization and education. Arturas teaches the course “Introduction to the Experimental X-ray Diffraction Techniques”. He was born in Lithuania and received his Master's degree from Vilnius University and a PhD degree from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden where I studied the structure - physical property relationship in oxide thin films using x-ray diffraction (XRD) and x-ray absorption (XAS) techniques. After a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign he joined Stanford University as a Research Associate. His interest is in structural properties of functional complex oxide thin films under epitaxial strain in order to understand how change of conditions, such as growth, strain and dimensionality, are affecting structure of complex oxides and its effect on functional properties.
Paul is responsible for research and development on the PFIB/ToF-SIMS instrument in Spilker 007 and also supports the SEM and FIB instruments. He has degrees in Chemistry/Physical Chemistry from CalPoly, SLO and University of Washington, Seattle and substantial experience operating and training on charged particle microscopes. Paul operates a garden railroad in San Carlos.