Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials U.S. Department of Energy

Electronic & Magnetic Materials & Devices Staff

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Saw Wai Hla, Group Leader
Phone: 630.252.2743, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., University of Ljubljana
  • Research focuses on low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), tunneling spectroscopy, spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy, and manipulation of single atoms and molecules as well as single-molecule studies of molecular spintronics, molecular magnetism, molecular electronics, molecular machines, and molecular switches and devices.

Aftab Ahmed, Postdoc (Supervisor, Jeff Guest)
Phone: 630.252.2441, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

Edward Barry, Joseph Katz Named Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor, Xiao-Min Lin)
Phone: 630.252.6289, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

Anand Bhattacharya, Physicist
Phone: 630.252.6518, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Research focuses on correlated states that emerge in complex oxides at interfaces, in ordered analogs, and due to nanoscale confinement.

Seth Darling, Scientist
Phone: 630.252.4580, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • Research focuses on understanding and employing self-assembly in organic and hybrid nanomaterial systems with particular concentration on solar energy conversion.

Andrew DiLullo, Postdoc (Supervisor, Saw Wai Hla)
Phone: 630.252.2599, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

Brandon Fisher, Engineering Specialist Senior
Phone: 630.252.5324, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

Jeffrey Guest, Scientist
Phone: 630.252.7073, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Research focuses on the electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of molecular and nanoscale structures, including single atoms or molecules, functionalized graphene, and self-assembled molecular heterojunctions with UHV STM/AFM and laser spectroscopy; interferometric laser microscopy techniques are also used to measure nanomechanical dynamics of nanofabricated and self-assembled structures.

Nathan Guisinger, Assistant Scientist
Phone: 630.252.6540, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Research interests include low-dimensional carbon-based nanostructures ranging from metal-organic molecules to two-dimensional graphene: synthesis, characterization, and application; advanced transparent conductors for photovoltaic applications; structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of thin films, organicmolecules, metals, and semiconductors; and STM, spectroscopy, and spin-polarized techniques.

Anna Lee, Postdoc (Supervisor, Seth Darling)
Phone: 630.252.6884, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

Xiao-Min Lin, Scientist
Phone: 630.252.4447, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • Research efforts include developing synthetic methods that yield nanocrystal building blocks with complex structures and understanding the driving force that leads to self-assembly of nanocrystal arrays, especially developing approaches to form composite nanocrystal arrays with multifunctionalities.

Adina Luican-Mayer, Alexei Abrikosov Named Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor, Nathan Guisinger)
Phone: 630.252.5404, Fax: 630.252.5739, E-mail:

Daniel Rosenmann, Engineering Specialist Senior
Phone: 630.252.3420, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

  • Responsibilities at the CNM include the operation, maintenance, and upgrade of UHV oxide MBE, sputtering and e-beam deposition systems, and the design and development of high-quality experimental techniques to synthesize and characterize nanoscale materials.

Haigang Zhang, Postdoc (Supervisor, Jeff Guest)
Phone: 630.252.5884, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

Eva Stringer, Group Secretary
Phone: 630.252.6889, Fax: 630.252.4646, E-mail:

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