David Anthony Muller
David Muller is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, and the co-director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science. His current research interests include the atomic-scale characterization and control of matter for applications in energy storage and conversion, exploring new phases of two-dimensional materials that cannot exist in the bulk, and developing a new generation of probability-current detectors and algorithms for measuring physical properties in an electron microscope.
David is a graduate of the University of Sydney and received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in the field of Physics. As a scientist at Bell Labs, he applied his research on imaging single atoms and atomic-scale spectroscopy to determine the physical limits on how small a transistor can be made. His work more generally has focused on the development of scanning transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy as quantitative tools for atomic-resolution materials analysis, and its application to unraveling connections between electronic-structure changes on the atomic scale and the macroscopic behavior of materials. This includes systems as diverse as fuel cells, batteries, turbine blades, and two-dimensional superconductors.
David is a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Microscopy Society of America, and recipient of the MSA Burton Medal and MAS Duncumb Award. A full list of Dr. Muller's publications is available at this link.
- 2012. "Atomic-Resolution Spectroscopic Imaging of Ensembles of Nanocatalyst Particles Across the Life of a Fuel Cell." Nano letters 12 (1): 490-497. .
- 2011. "Grains and Grain Boundaries in Single-Layer Graphene Atomic Patchwork Quilts." Nature 469 (7330): 389-392. .
- 2008. "Atomic-scale chemical imaging of composition and bonding by aberration-corrected microscopy." Science 319 (5866): 1073-1076. .
- 2014. "Nanoscale Imaging of Lithium Ion Distribution During In Situ Operation of Battery Electrode and Electrolyte." Nano letters 14: 1453-1459. .
- 2013. "Imaging atomic rearrangements in two-dimensional silica glass: watching silica's dance.." Science 342 (6155): 224-227. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (Microscopy Society of America) 2013
- Fellow of the American Physical Society 2011
- Provost's Award for Distinguished Research 2010 (Office of the Provost, Cornell University) 2010
- Burton Medal (Microscopy Society of America) 2006
- Chau Award for Excellence in Teaching (Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University) 2006
- School of Applied and Engineering Physics
- Muller Group
- Full Publication List
- Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science
- BS (Physics), University of Sydney, 1991
- MS (Physics), University of Sydney, 1993
- Ph D (Physics), Cornell University, 1996