Klaus Sattler, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa physics professor, has just been featured on “Learn from the Best: 100 Notable Professors at Top Research Universities” by OnlinePhDProgram.org. The website is a comprehensive guide to accredited online PhD programs.
The article points out that academic research is a driving force behind innovation in science, technology and culture. The published list comprises 100 notable professors who are conducting compelling research in disparate fields at some of the top research universities in the U.S. They all work at universities that are designated as High Research Activity or Very High Research Activity on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
About Klaus Sattler
At the University of Konstanz in Southern Germany Sattler built the first source for atomic clusters, which became one of the foundations for today’s nanoscience and nanotechnology. He also initiated the first experiments for atomic clusters on solid supports at University of California, Berkeley. In 1988, Sattler joined UH Mānoa’s physics department as a full professor, where he built a laboratory for nanophysics and his group produced the first carbon nanocones, with fascinating structural and physical properties.
Sattler has also published extensively—in 1996, he published the first book, Cluster-Assembled Materials, a main contribution to materials science and the physics of condensed matter. In 2010, he published the seven-volume Handbook of Nanophysics, one of the major sources for nanoscientists worldwide and in 2013, he published Fundamentals of Picoscience, the first book on materials and physics in the size range below the nanometer.
Currently, Sattler’s research group focuses on the synthesis and physics of graphene quantum dots, new two-dimensional nanostructures which promise to have significant future applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics as well as in the life sciences.