Miquel Salmeron
Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Senior Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator - Building 66, room 208
Materials Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
tel: (510)486-6230
fax: (510)486-4995



Miquel Salmeron leads a group of Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists in 12 research projects studying the atomic scale properties of surfaces. He has published about 270 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and presented 408 papers, of which 226 were invited, at scientific and general public meetings. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Tribology Letters, and is a Fellow in the American Physical Society. He received the Sustained Outstanding Research Award in the Materials Chemistry Category as part of the 1996 U.S. Department of Energy Materials Sciences Research Competition, and the Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award in the same competition in 1995. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain, an assistant professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley.

Salmeron's research is centered on understanding the atomic level origin of the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of matter in small dimensions (surfaces, films, clusters of atoms or single atoms and molecules), using techniques such as Scanning Tunneling and Atomic Force Microscopies, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Lasers.



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