Research includes scanning tunneling microscopy and ultrafast photoemission spectroscopy.
Brian D’Urso received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2003 from Harvard University, where his work contributed to a new measurement of the electron g-factor, which currently provides the most accurate measurement of the fine structure constant. He then went to Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Wigner Fellow and remained as a member of the ORNL Research then Senior Research Staff until 2008, where he led a team in developing nanostructured materials and novel fabrication techniques. In 2009, he joined the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor of Physics while remaining a joint faculty member at ORNL. Currently, he is working as a assistant professor in Montana State University.
Jill Millstone received her B.S. in Chemistry (and English) from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D in Materials Chemistry from Northwestern University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Berkeley before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She has received several awards, including an NSF CAREER award, a Cottrell Scholar Award, and a Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid and Surfactant Science. She has also received numerous honors as a student. She is a member of scientific societies such as the Materials Research Society, the American Chemical Society, and the Association for Women in Science.
Roger Mong received his BS in Engineering Physics from University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley in 2012, where he studied topological insulators and superconductors. He then took a postdoctoral appointment at Caltech, pursuing research in the fractional quantum Hall effect. He joined the Department of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.