Dr. Taro Yamada, Senior Research Scientist at RIKEN, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Japan visited the Nanotechnology Center on November 3rd and 4th, 2011. Dr. Yamada gave a talk regarding Visible Light Emission from Fluorescent Proteins on Silver Substrate Induced by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM).
Dr. Yamada’s main research focus is application of surface chemistry to understand biomolecules and passivated surfaces. His research fields include:
- The dynamic observation of biomolecules spread at solid surfaces
- Passivation and modification by organic monolayers
- Downsizing ultrahigh vacuum instruments
RIKEN was established in 1917 as a private research foundation, and restructured in 2003 as an independent administrative institution under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. The mission of RIKEN is to conduct comprehensive research in science and technology and to publicly disseminate the results of its scientific research and technological developments. RIKEN carries out high level experimental and research work in a wide range of fields, including physics, chemistry, medical science, biology, and engineering, covering the entire range from basic to applied research.