Oliver L.A. Monti*

Professor Accepting Students

Oliver L.A. Monti*

Professor Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments 

  • Dipl. Chem. ETH 1997, ETH
  • D. Phil. Oxon 2001, Oxford
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2001-2004, JILA (National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • Professor of Physics 2015 -

Awards and Honors

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003
  • Greendale Senior Scholar, Merton College, Oxford, 1998-2001
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Awardee, 2005-2007
  • College of Science Distinguished Early Career Teaching Award, 2014
  • Homer C. and Emily Davis Weed Endowed Chair in Chemistry, 2020
  • Carl-Zeiss Foundation Honorary Professor

Research Specialties: Energy Science, Quantum Materials, Surface Science, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, 2D Materials, Single Molecule Transport, STM, Machine Learning

Research

Research in LabMontiTM is focused on obtaining a detailed understanding of interfacial processes in 2D materials, quantum materials and in organic semiconductors. 2D materials such as graphene, MoS2 and others, are atomically thin extended crystals that exhibit profoundly new properties that can be readily tailored. Organic semiconductors are a class of molecules that provide widely tunable electronic properties once assembled into thin films. Quantum materials exhibit properties that are purely quantum mechanical in nature. All three materials classes are drawing significant attention for novel electronic and optoelectronic devices such as photovoltaic cells, thermoelectrics or spin valves, and in quantum information processing. Read More.

Faculty Tenure Track Faculty Physical Chemistry