Matthew Rigby, Aaron Mascaro, Antoine Roy-Gobeil, Peter Grütter, Connor Aiken, Andreas Spielhofer, Abutaleb Haidary, Oscar Iglesias-Freire. Front row (left to right): Allen Prak, Anh Ly, Ann-Lauriene Haag, Yoichi Miyahara, XueYing Chua, Madeleine Anthonisen, Zeno Schumacher. Not pictured: Tyler Enright
The Grutter group is one of the internationally leading groups in the development of atomic force microscopes (AFM) and its application to understanding how nanoscale objects can be used for information storage and processing (the field commonly known as nanoelectronics). AFMs are a unique tool for the nanoscale: they are capable of imaging, measuring properties and manipulating nano objects such as single electrons, individual molecules or individual neuronal synapses in almost any environment. A dynamic, creative and highly collaborative team builds or adapts AFM hardware to investigate and manipulate:
The Grutter group is motivated by exciting fundamental ‘big’ science questions. It is also interested in translating the scientific discoveries to societal relevance including commercial applications. Past team members have gone on to very successful careers in academia, industry or government.