Gregory Herman’s research expertise covers the detailed characterization of materials using surface science techniques. We perform ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and ambient-pressure scanning tunneling microscopy to obtain a fundamental mechanistic understanding of reactions at surfaces. Applications include: the design of new catalysts to better control reaction selectivities and activities; characterizing radiation induced mechanisms for advanced semiconductor manufacturing; and design of novel sensors and understanding their surface chemistries.
Assistant to the Head: LeAnn Headrick
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1992
B.S. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1985