Bennett Goldberg, Ph.D.

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Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Physics

Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology

MS, PhD, Physics, Brown University
BA, Harvard University

Phone: (617) 353-5789
Office: PHO 920; Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

Bennett B. Goldberg (BA’82, MS’84, PhD’87) was born in Boston, Mass. in 1959 (a life-long Red Sox fan). He received a B.A from Harvard College in 1982, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University in 1984 and 1987. Following a Bantrell Post-doctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab, he joined the physics faculty at Boston University in 1989.

Goldberg is a Professor of Physics, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is currently Chairman of the Physics Department and his active research interests are in the general area of ultra-high resolution microscopy and spectroscopy techniques for hard and soft materials systems. He has worked in near-field imaging of photonic bandgap, ring microcavity and single-mode waveguide devices and has recently developed subsurface solid immersion microscopy for Si inspection. His group is working on novel approaches to subcellular imaging with interferometric fluorescenent techniques, and in biosensor fabrication and development of waveguide evanescent bio-imaging techniques. Nano-optics research includes Raman scattering of individual nanotubes and nano-optics of electron systems in quantum wells and quantum dot structures.

Goldberg is Director of Boston University’s new Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology, an interdisciplinary center that brings together academic and industrial scientists and engineers in the development of nanotechnology with applications in materials and biomedicine.

Current Research

Current research focus includes low- and room-temperature near-field scanning optical microscopy and spectroscopy in semiconductors and biological systems. Ultra-high spatial resolution combined with time-resolved spectroscopy provide new ways of examining mesoscopic systems. Magneto-optics and magneto-transport of two- and one-dimensional electron systems are used to examin spin-textures in interacting electrons.

Selected Recent Publications

Ippolito SB, Ünlü MS, Goldberg BB, Levin TM, Vallett DP “Laser Signal Injection Microscopy of Si Integrated Circuits with a Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens” Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2005 Annual Meeting 22-27 October: (2005)

Davis B, Ünlü MS, Swan AK, Goldberg BB, Karl WC “Using Multi-Element Detectors to Create Optimal Apertures in Confocal Microscopy” Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2005 Annual Meeting October: (2005)

7. S. B. Cronin, R. Barnett, M. Tinkham, S. G. Chou, O. Rabin, M. S. Dresselhaus, A. K. Swan, M. S. Ünlü, B. B. GoldbergElectrochemical gating of individual single-wall carbon nanotubes observed by electron transport measurements and resonant Raman spectroscopy” Applied Physics Letters Vol. 84, No. 12: 2052-2054 (2004)

B. Davis, W. C. Karl, A. K. Swan, M. S. Ünlü, B. B. GoldbergCapabilities and limitations of pupil-plane filters for superresolution and image enhancement” Optics Express Vol. 12, No. 17: 4150 (2004)

5. S. G. Chou, H. B. Ribeiro, E. B. Barros, A. P. Santos, D. Nezich, G. G. Samsonidze, C. Fantini, M. A. Pimenta, A. Jorio de Vasconcelos, F. Plenz Filho, M. S. Dresselhaus, G. F. Dresselhaus, R. Saito, M. Zheng, G. B. Onoa, E. D. Semke, A. K. Swan, , M. S. Ünlü, B. B. GoldbergOptical characterization of DNA-wrapped carbon nanotube hybrids” Chemical Physics Letters Vol. 397: 296 (2004)

L. Moiseev, A. K. Swan, M. S. Ünlü, B. B. Goldberg, C. R. CantorSpectral Self-Interference on Fluorescently Labeled DNA Monolayers” Proceedings of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2004 Annual Meeting : (2004)