Robert M. Westervelt


Center for Integrated Quantum Materials

Robert Westervelt received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Berkeley, he moved to Harvard University, where he is currently Mallinckrodt Professor of Applied Physics & Physics, and Professor of Physics. Westervelt's group builds liquid-He cooled scanning probe microscopes to image the motion of electrons through nanostructures. For biomedicine, his group uses programmable Integrated Circuit / Microfluidic chips to manipulate biological cells. Westervelt is Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, which aims to make atomic-scale electronics and photonics from quantum materials: atomic-layers, topological insulators, and nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond. In addition, he is Director of the Center for Nanoscale Systems, which provides advanced shared facilities for nano fabrication, characterization, and electron microscopy.