Miki Nakayama

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

College(s): Undergraduate: Cornell University
Graduate School: The University of Chicago

Degree(s): B.A. Chemistry, 2003
                       Ph.D. Chemistry, 2011

Email: mikinaka@bnl.gov

For my PhD thesis work, I studied functionalized self-assembled monolayers and their templating capabilities for C60 using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).  I also have experience looking at the electronic structure of quantum dots with STM, and using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study niobium oxides.  I also enjoyed participating in outreach activities and organizing social events.  Currently, I deposit mass-selected metal oxide clusters on surfaces, and investigate the cluster-support interface using 2-photon photoemission and their chemistry using temperature-programmed desorption.  Outside of work, my hobbies include gaming, skiing, and singing.  I have been singing in choirs ever since high school.