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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Donald Eigler

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Dates

March 23, 1953 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Eigler, Donald

Biography

Abstract

Donald M. Eigler was a Fellow at IBM (1986-2011). Other institutional affiliations include the University of California, San Diego and Bell Laboratories. His research interests include surface physics and scanning tunneling microscopy.

Important Dates

March 23, 1953Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1975Obtained BA, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1975 – 1976Research Associate, University of Cologne (Germany).

1984Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1984 – 1986Member, Technical Staff, AT & T Bell Laboratories.

1986Associate Research Physicist, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1986 – 2011Researcher (1986-1993) and Fellow (1993-2011), Almaden Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), San Jose (Calif.).

2001Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

2007 – 2008Distinguished Visiting Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University.

2012Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Surface physicist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

San Diego (Calif.)

Graduate Education

San Diego (Calif.)

Employment

San Jose (Calif.)

Subjects

Nanotechnology.

Scanning tunneling microscopy.

Spin excitations.

Surface (Physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Schultz, Sheldon

PhD advisor at University of California, San Diego, "Measurement of the conduction electron spin scattering cross sections of argon, krypton, and xenon on lithium."

Weiss, Paul S.

Advised by Eigler while Research Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center in nano-science.

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at IBM.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego and AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Narath, Albert, 1933-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Ross, Ian M. (Ian Munro)

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at IBM.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Institutions

Major Positions

Almaden Research Center (IBM Research)

Researcher and Fellow.

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Member, Technical staff.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1975) and PhD in Physics (1984). Associate Research Physicist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2001 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Cologne

Research Associate.

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