Peter Grütter


McGill University

Peter Grütter is a James McGill Professor of Physics at McGill University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Scientific Director and founder of the McGill Nanotools Facility. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Basel in 1989 and joined McGill University in 1994 after stays at IBM Research in California and Switzerland. 

His group works on developing scanning probe microscopy based tools and methods and applying them to problems in nanoscience and technology as well as to neuroscience. His research involves examining the structure-function relationship of various materials such as quantum dots, 2D systems and organics with the aim of investigating the impact of defects in these materials on energy storage and generation, information processing as well as quantum sensing. Recently, he has developed atomic force microscopy based methods to measure properties with time resolution below 100fs. 

Research project descriptions and thesis of his group can be found at