Portrait Photograph of Robert Hamer

Robert Hamers

Steenbock Professor

College of Letters and Science | Department of Chemistry

Hometown: Kenosha

Robert Hamer’s research is aimed at achieving a true atomic-level understanding of structure, bonding, and reactivity at solid surfaces, and using this ability to develop new materials with novel functionality. He does research aimed at understanding the interaction of organic and biological molecules with solid surfaces of Si, Ge, and diamond, with the goal of producing high-quality functional interfaces between inorganic materials and organic materials. His research program encompasses a wide variety of experimental methods for characterization of chemical composition, electronic properties, and atomic-level structure.


Make Renewable Energy Safer: The Silatronix Story

This talk highlights the rapid expansion of lithium ion batteries and mobile electronics, and describe how Silatronix, a UW-Madison spin-off company, is meeting the challenge of improving both the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries.

Approximate Length of Talk: 20 minutes – 1 hour

Nanotechnology Everywhere: Nano for a Sustainable Planet

This talk focuses broadly on the area of nanotechnology and how the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is working to enhance the safety and sustainability of nanomaterials.

Approximate Length of Talk: 20 minutes – 1 hour