Dr Cyrus Hirjibehedin
Cyrus Hirjibehedin leads the “Atomic state readout” Project 2 and uses scanning probe microscopy to understand chemistry of the impurity atoms on silicon surfaces.
Cyrus is a Reader in the London Centre for Nanotechnology, Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Department of Chemistry at University College London (UCL). His research is currently focused on understanding the electronic and magnetic properties of nanometer-scale structures and exploring their potential applications in future paradigms of information processing, data storage, and sensing. He received a B.S. in both Physics and Computer Science from Stanford University, after which he earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University while doing research at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies on novel interaction effects in low dimensional electron systems formed in semiconductor quantum structures. Before coming to UCL, Cyrus was a postdoctoral Research Staff Member at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in the Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Group, where he used the atom-manipulation and spin-excitation-spectroscopy capabilities of a low-temperature high-field scanning tunneling microscope to study the onset of cooperative magnetic behavior in atomically-precise low-dimensional structures.