About

About Prof Salmeron

Miquel Salmeron


Senior Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator

Materials Sciences Division, Mail Stop 66R0200

(Office: 66-246)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720 USA

Phone: +1-510-486-6704

FAX: +1-510-486-7768

Email: mbsalmeron*lbl.gov (replace * by @)

Prof. M. Salmeron is a Principal Investigator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley Materials Science and Engineering Department.

M. Salmeron received his B.A. in Physics from the University of Barcelona, and his Ph.D. from the University Autonoma of Madrid, Spain, in 1975. In 1984 he moved to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Divisional Fellow, becoming a Senior Scientist in 1996. His research focuses on atomic scale structure and properties of surfaces and nanomaterials for applications in electronics, catalysis, tribology and environmental science. He has developed novel instrumentation for studies of surface related phenomena, including High Pressure Scanning Tunneling Microscopy for catalysis studies, Scanning Polarization Force Microscopy for studies of liquid films and Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Environmental and Catalysis studies.

He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1996 and Fellow of the American Vacuum Society in 2003. He received the Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award in Materials Chemistry in 1995, and the Outstanding Research Award in 1996 from the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2004 he received the Klaus Halbach Award for the development of innovative instrumentation at the Advanced Light Source. In 2008 he received the Medard Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society and the Langmuir Lectureship Award of the American Chemical Society. In 2010 he received the R&D 100 Award of R&D Magazine. In 2012 he received the MRS Medal Award. In 2015 he received the APS Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics

Prof. Salmeron is the President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the "Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia" in Barcelona, Spain. He has published 487 Journal articles and book chapters (May 2015).

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, 1975

M.A. in Physics, Universit Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 1971

B.A. in Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 1967

Professional Experience

2009-July 2012 Director of the Materials Science Division, LBNL

2008 Visiting Professor at the "Institut des Nanosciences de Paris". Jussieu, Paris. France

2006-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of California, Berkeley 2004-present Director. Imaging and Manipulation Facility of the Molecular Foundry

1990-present Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory, Univ. California, Berkeley 2001 Sabbatical (3 months) at the Fritz-Haber Institut of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin.

1991-94 Visiting Professor, (1 month per year) at the University of Barcelona, Spain

1984-90 Divisional Fellow, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division, LBNL

1983 Visiting Scientist, Exxon Research Co., New Jersey

1981-84 Professor of Physics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

1973-84 Senior Staff Scientist, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

1972-73 Assistant Professor of Physics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Honors

2015 Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physical Society

2012 MRS Medal Award

2010 R&D 100 Award, R&D Magazine

2010 Outstanding Lecturer Award, Pacific Northwest Laboratory

2008 Medard W. Welch Award. American Vacuum Society

2008 Medard W. Welch Award. American Vacuum Society

2008 Langmuir Lectureship Award. American Chemical Society

2007 Outstanding Performance Award, LBNL

2004 Klaus Halbach Award for development of Innovative Instrumentation

2003 Fellow of the American Vacuum Society2001 Outstanding Performance Award, LBNL

1997 Iberdrola Foundation Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

1996 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

1996 Sustained Outstanding Research Award, Materials Chemistry, U.S. Department of Energy

1995 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award, Materials Chemistry, U.S. Dept. of Energy

1995 "Nicolas Cabrera Foundation" Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

1994 Outstanding Performance Award, LBNL

1991 Certificate of Merit in Technology Transfer, LBNL

1990 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Technology Transfer Merit

1989 Outstanding Achievements in Technology Transfer, LBNL

Original Publications (May 2015)

487 Journal articles and book chapters

441 Invited talks, including 40 plenary and keynote lectures

Patents Held

1. J. Hu, D.F. Ogletree, M. Salmeron and X.-D. Xiao, "Method for Imaging Liquid and Dielectric Materials with Scanning Polarization Force Microscopy." U.S. Patent No. 5,880,360 (3/9/99)

2. I. Brown, R. MacGill, J. Galvin, D.F. Ogletree and M. Salmeron, "Miniature Pulsed Vacuum Arc Plasma Gun and Apparatus for Thin-Film Fabrication." U.S. Patent No. 5,841,236 (11/24/98)

3. J. Hu, D.F. Ogletree, M. Salmeron and X.-D. Xiao, "Apparatus for Imaging Liquid and Dielectric Materials with Scanning Polarization Force Microscopy." U.S. Patent No. 5,744,704 (4/28/98)

4. Jeong Park, D.F. Ogletree and M. Salmeron, "Electronic control of friction in semiconductor surfaces". U.S. Patent Application No. 60/949,851 (7/14/07)

PhD Thesis supervised: 39 students from Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science Department from various Universities in the US and Europe

Professional Activities (2000-present)

Member Advisory Panel of the Institute for Materials, Georgia Tech. University

Member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of AAAS Science

Member Editorial Board of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

President of the Scientific Advisory Board, �Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia�. Barcelona, Spain.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Tribology Letters

2014 Organizer of the 9th Workshop on Oxide Surfaces (IWOX-9). Lake Tahoe, CA, USA. January 5-10, 2014

2009 Organizer of the 31st Annual Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis of the AVS

2007 Organizer of International Workshop of "Water at interfaces". Shanghai. Dec. 2007

2007 Organizer of High Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy Workshop. Berkeley, Oct. 2007

2004-present Member Steering Committee, National Center of Electron Microscopy

2004-2006 Member Scientific Advisory Board, Advanced Light Source (Berkeley Synchrotron)

2003-2010 Member Editorial Board of Surface Science

2003-present President of the Advisory Board, "Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia", Barcelona, Spain

2001-03 Scientific Advisor, Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain

2001 International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Program Committee member

Member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, American Vacuum Society, Materials Research Society

Contact information

Materials Sciences Division

Mail Stop 66R0200 (Office: 66-208)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley

California 94720 USA

Phone: +1-510-486-6704

FAX: +1-510-486-7768

Email: mbsalmeron*lbl.gov (replace * by @)

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