Linda A. Peteanu has been named head of Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemistry. She has served as acting head since January 2016 and succeeds Hyung Kim, who stepped down from the position in the fall of 2015 after serving 14 years as department head. A member of the Carnegie Mellon faculty since 1993, Peteanu is well known for her expertise in applying fluorescence-based methods, including microscopy and electric-field effects, to condensed-phase systems. One focus of her research involves measuring the morphology and electronic properties of molecules used to make light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and photovoltaic cells. Peteanu also applies fluorescence-based methods to the study of nucleic acids as a member of Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology.
A new method to make metallic and semiconducting polymorphs from the same material in order to manufacture 2-D FETs, One-dimensional waveguide like a line at the interface of two adjacent sheets,Ultrafast light pulses using2-D molecular aggregates and metal to create exotic forms of matter known as Bose-Einsteincondensates at room temperature
X-ray flashes to light up core-excitons in solids, A new nanoscale optomechanical resonator that can detect torsional motion, Vector vortices by a laser produced nonuniform polarization patterns, A novel algorithm to simulate BeH2 on a quantum computer: A success to access the Quantum Chemistry
In situ atomic-scale imaging of the metal/oxide interfacial transformation. Trapping of light energy at the interface of the two layers in the form of surface plasmons, A new method for manipulating the nanoscale properties of magnetic materials, Understanding of the evolution of spider webs,A new class of materials: spin-valley half-metals
Beyond 3-D printing, New methods for controlling chemistry reactions, Birefringence patterns of the stable glasses, Diamond based quantum sensors to study the magnetic ordering of a thin bismuth ferrite film, Surface Acoustic Wave to demonstrate the magnetization in nanoscale magnetic elements
Graphene absorber serves as an ultrafast lasers in the terahertz range, 3-D visualizations of ionic winds flowing from a flame in response to both direct (DC) and alternating (AC) electric fields, First ultrawideband microwave radiometer measurements of geophysical scenes like ice sheets, Iron-based nitride materials: A new generation of superconductors