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 developing the hardware and algorithms for high-speed pixelated detectors for imaging beyond the diffraction limit, and the atomic-scale control and characterization of matter for applications in energy storage and conversion. David is a graduate of the University of Sydney and received a Ph.D. from Cornell University. 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. He has developed quantitative imaging and characterization methods to explore the chemistry, electronic structure and bonding inside objects as diverse as fuel cells, batteries, transistors, 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.
Prof. Carolyn Larabell
Director, National Centre for X-ray Tomography, University of Southern California
Carolyn Larabell is Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Anatomy at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, with a joint appointment as Advanced Light Source Professor at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She is also the Founding Director of the National Center for X-ray Tomography (NCXT), a NIGMS-NIH Biomedical Technology Research Resource, to develop soft x-ray microscopy for imaging biological cells. Dr. Larabell received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University and did postdoctoral training at Stanford University and the University of California at Davis.