Scott Perry

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
PhD, University of Texas

Department of Materials Science and Engineering | Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

My research involves the use of scanning probe microscopy and ultra high vacuum (UHV) surface analytical techniques to study the structure, chemical reactivity, and tribological properties of a number of different classes of material surfaces.

These include metal oxides, metal carbides, metal nitrides, ultra thin polymer films, and organic self-assembled monolayers.

An important theme throughout this work is the correlation of molecular structure and composition with the measured chemical reactivity and mechanical response of the interface. The use of an array of experimental techniques is needed in developing a complete picture of these materials surfaces.