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Scientific Advisors

Anasys Instruments has a distinguished set of advisors helping guide our innovations in nanoscale analysis. Our collaborators are international thought leaders in academia and industry, with expertise in materials such as polymers, semiconductors, and biomaterials, and have had a major role in the developments of IR spectroscopy, mid-IR source development, thermal probes, thermal analysis, and STM.

Ken Babcock, Ph.D.
Co-founder & CEO, Affinity Biosensors
Dr. Babcock previously held various executive positions at Digital Instruments and Veeco, including: Vice President of R&D, where he led the development of their leading atomic force microscopes and other instruments for nanoscale characterization; General Manager of Veeco’s $80Mil Research AFM business; and Chief Technology Officer of Veeco’s Metrology Group. Ken is widely published in condensed matter physics, magnetic materials, and magnetic force microscopy, and holds 7 patents and patents-pending in metrology, nanomanipulation, and biosensors. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University.
Ken Babcock

Rohit Bhargava, Ph.D
Bliss Faculty Scholar and Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Rohit has pioneered the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging, and its applications in various areas. Dr. Bhargava has been a faculty fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Center for Advanced Study. He has also worked as a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. The Bhargava research group focuses on basic optical theory, developing new instrumentation, application of spectroscopic imaging to biomedical and polymer problems, and numerical analyses. They are supported by grants from the NCI and NIBIB at NIH, NSF, DoD, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Grainger Foundation, Geyer Foundation, United Soybean Board, and other programs at the University of Illinois. Rohit has been recognized as a DoD Young Investigator, and has been given the Society of Applied Spectroscopy Meggers Award twice for his work on infrared imaging. He has also received the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence and Accenture award for undergraduate advising, as well as named lectureships. Rohit received a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.Tech dual degree in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Rohit Bhargava

Alexandre Dazzi, Ph.D.
Professeur d'Université, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique d'Orsay
Dr. Dazzi teaches nanoscience at Université Paris-Sud, where he has a research program focused on nanoscale IR Spectroscopy, which he invented. He obtained his PhD in Physics in 1998 at the Université de Dijon, and did post-doctoral work at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal at Bordeaux. This training gave him a solid background in near field optics techniques. In 2000, Dr. Dazzi took an associate professor position at the CLIO FEL facility, where he worked on near-field techniques in the infrared region.After initially focusing on infrared sSNOM, Dr. Dazzi invented a technique called Photothermal Induced Resonance (PTIR) that enables an AFM probe to act as a detector that can provide information on infrared spectroscopy at the nanoscale. This patented technique has been commercialized by Anasys Instruments in its nanoIR™ product. Dr. Dazzi received his habilitation in October 2008, and was the 2009 laureate for France's national instrumentation prize from the Societé Francaise Division de Chimie Physique. He was associated to the R&D 100 awards in 2010 and the microscopy today’s 2011 innovation award for the nanoIRTM.
Alexandre Dazzi

William P. King, Ph.D.
Ralph Anderson Endowed Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. William King is co-founder of two companies, sits on the advisory board at several others, and consults widely on nanotechnology investment opportunities. He is a Fellow of the Defense Sciences Research Council. King’s research group studies nanoscale thermal and mechanical measurements, engineering of nanomechanical devices, nanomanufacturing, and nanometrology. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. King spent 16 months in the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Micro/NanoMechanics Group, and was on the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology 2002-2006. King is the winner of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2003), the PECASE award from the Department of Energy (2005), and was named Young Manufacturing Engineer by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2006). He received the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2007), and the R&D100 award twice (2007, 2008). In 2006, Technology Review Magazine named him to the TR35-one of the people under the age of 35 whose innovations are likely to change the world. William received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton (1996), and M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
William King

Dr. Oleg V. Kolosov, Ph.D.
Reader in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Lancaster University
Dr. Kolosov was Science and Technology Agency of Japan Fellow (1992-1994) and then Research Fellow and Advanced EPSRC Fellow (until 2002) in Oxford, UK where he pioneered Ultrasonic Force Microscopy (UFM) and manipulation of ferroelectric domains on the nanoscale as well as other scanning probe microscopy and acoustic microscopy methods. Oleg demonstrated UFM sensitivity to subsurface features such as delaminations, dislocations, and local materials stress with nanoscale resolution. He was appointed to Director of Innovation at Symyx Technologies (Santa Clara, CA, 2003-2006), the world leader in combinatorial materials discovery research, where he authored 48 international patents and patent applications. He is a recipient of Metrology for World Class Manufacturing Award (1999) and Paul Instrument Fund Awards (1995 and 1997).
Oleg Kolosov

Markus Raschke, Ph.D.
Professor of the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder
Markus Raschke is professor at the Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, and JILA at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research is on the development and application of new nano-scale linear, nonlinear and ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging techniques. Controlling the light-matter interaction on the nanoscale with optical scanning probe antenna tips allow for imaging structure and dynamics of molecular, soft-matter, and quantum materials with nanometer spatial resolution. Recent work focused on single molecule dynamics in interacting environments and heterogeneities in 2D materials. He received his PhD in 2000 from the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Technical University in Munich, Germany. Following postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Max-Born-Institute in Berlin, he became faculty member at the University of Washington, before moving to Boulder in 2010. He is fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society.

Curtis A. Marcott, Ph.D
Senior Partner, Light Light Solutions
Dr. Marcott is a past president of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy, as well as a past member of the editorial advisory boards of Analytical Chemistry and Vibrational Spectroscopy, the A-page advisory panel of Analytical Chemistry, and the board of managers of the Coblentz Society. A former research fellow at Procter & Gamble, he served as program committee chairman for the 2009 FACSS Conference and is presently the chairman of the program committee for ICAVS 2011. Dr. Marcott received the 1993 Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society for achievement in industrial vibrational spectroscopy, was named the 2001 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year, and is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Curt obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.
Curtis Marcott

Gregory F. Meyers, Ph.D.
Group Lead for Corporate R&D, Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Meyers oversees Dow’s global AFM efforts, and is widely accepted as a thought leader within the global AFM community. In 1996, he was the recipient of Dow’s Vernon Stenger Award for Excellence in Analytical Science in 2000, and was awarded the Michigan Scientists Organization Scientist’s Award in 2002 for excellence in the development and application of SPM technologies. Greg was a co-principal investigator, along with Dr. Craig Prater, for Veeco Instruments on a 3 year, $13MM joint NIST/ATP project to develop quantitative nanomechanical measurements based on an atomic force microscopy platform. He has authored and co-authored over 30 publications, and 1 patent. He obtained a BA degree in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 1979, and a PhD degree in inorganic chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1985.
Gregory Meyers

Hubert Pollock, Ph.D.
Emeritus Reader in Surface Physics, Lancaster University
Dr. Pollock is considered one of the world's foremost experts in surface property characterization. A co-inventor of probe-based local thermal and spectroscopic analysis, Pollock is also an expert in mechanical property characterization. Hubert obtained his PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.
Hubert Pollock