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We are a research group based at the School of Chemistry of the University of St Andrews. We are part of EaStCHEM, a joint research school established between the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Ultra-microscopy investigations of novel, functional materials form the core of our scientific endeavours. In collaboration with partners across various disciplines and institutions, we are part of the Scottish Centre for Interdisciplinary Surface Spectroscopy (SCISS).

Our expertise lies in the nanoscale design of functional materials. Scanning probe techniques are applied to a variety of interdisciplinary subjects focussing on a better fundamental understanding of the physics and chemistry at surfaces. Scanning probe techniques, such as STM or AFM, enable us to obtain insights into the nanoscopic realm, thanks to their remarkable spatial resolution and to their ability to perform spectroscopy at the single atom/molecule level. To learn more about our research, click here.