RHK Launches New Website – Further updates in progress, more changes coming soon
RHK is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The latest release includes major updates in product information and a new image of the month. Check back for frequent software updates as well as FAQs.
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RHK Further Boosts Scientist Staff for Scanning Probe Microscopy
TROY, MI, March 14, 2011
RHK Technology, Inc. has hired Dr. Ryan Murdick as a Staff Scientist, further boosting its expertise and resources for innovative SPM products. Dr. Murdick brings over six years of hands-on experimental materials science experience, including measurement techniques, cryo-cooling applications, and semiconductor physics and nonlinear/ultrafast optics. He is already deeply involved with several breakthrough product-development projects at RHK.
Formerly with the University of Washington Nano-Optics Physics group, Dr. Murdick specialized in both non-linear optics and SPM. At UW he constructed a low temperature/high vacuum atomic force microscope (AFM) coupled to a pulsed infrared laser source for scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy.
His previous experience also includes PNNL, where he led the complex s-SNOM (apertureless) system project. He brought this project to completion two months ahead of schedule and 30% under budget. At PNNL he also led a successful project for cutting-edge preliminary measurements on metal oxides undergoing metal-to-insulator phase transitions.
Dr. Murdick earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Michigan State University in 2009.
RHK Increases Scientific Staff for UHV LT SPM
RHK Technology, Inc. has hired Dr. Shengyong Qin as Staff Scientist, adding further expertise and in-depth, hands-on experience in LT SPM to RHK. Dr. Qin earned his PhD in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, under supervision of Dr. Chih-Kang (Ken) Shih. Later he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the renown Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. There he was a primary operator of the RHK LT QuadraProbe for three years of intensive use in this very active user facility for nano-research.
Dr. Qin’s primary research areas have been focused on experimental study of nanoscale electronic and magnetic materials, including novel thin-film and nanostructure growth; nanoscale characterization with STM of structural, electronic and transport properties of semiconductor and metal nanostructures; exploration of novel quantum phenomena in thin metal films; and superconductivity in reduced dimensions.
Dr. Qin has published numerous peer-reviewed journals, written a book chapter as an invited author, and presented at many national scientific conferences papers.
New Addition to RHK Technical Staff
RHK welcomes Dr. Byoung Choi as the newest member of our Research and Development team. Dr. Byoung Choi received his PhD in Physics in 2006 in the group of Prof. Young Kuk with a topic of: “Chemical and Mechanical Manipulation of Azobenzene Molecules by STM” He later joined Dr. Miquel Salmeron’s group at LBNL in 2006 as a Post Doc where he developed a cryogenic STM/AFM based on the qPlus sensor and studied various systems including water adsorbed on the Cu(110) surface. Read More »
RHK wins Air Force Phase II STTR for new Nano-Spectroscopy Platform
The US Air Force has awarded RHK Technology, Inc. Phase II STTR funding to develop ground-breaking Nano-analytical instruments crucial for National Security and American research and industrial competitiveness.
RHK is collaborating with Dr. Lukas Novotny and the University of Rochester Nano-Optics group. They are combining their expertise to develop and commercialize a Nano-Spectroscopy platform to perform chemically-specific imaging with high spatial resolution at a level far surpassing the best products found in the market today. The RHK-Novotny team successfully demonstrated their novel techniques in Phase 1 and is now the only group awarded Phase II funding.
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