College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences,
Nano Research Area
- Nano-Energy & Environment
- Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
- Nano-Materials & Engineering
Dr. Pearl’s research focuses on studies of interactions between surface and adsorbate properties that induce morphological transitions, change electronic characteristics, and determine growth and ordering. Particular interest lies in studies utilizing scanning probe microscopies to elucidate mechanisms for surface driven phenomena, single molecule behavior, molecular junction characteristics, as well as the development of novel instrumentation for interrogating nanoscale structures at the atomic and molecular level.