Thomas P. Pearl
Adjunct Professor
Department of Physics
North Carolina State University  
Raleigh, NC 27695-7518

Office: 153 Partners III, (919) 513-7360
Lab: 173 Partners III, (919) 513-7651
Fax: (919) 513-0670
Email: tppearl @

Pearl Research Group

Publications and Presentations

NCSU Physics Department

Education and Background

Senior Scientist (2012-present)
DCS Corp/OptiMetrics, Abingdon, MD
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Adjunct Professor
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Department of Physics

Research Scientist (2011-2012)
Cree, Inc., Durham, NC
Position involved working with a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians to develop, to improve, and to integrate new epitaxial growth processes for III-V, nitride-based LED products. This included leading process improvement projects and coordinating process transfers to production teams.

Assistant Professor (2003-2011)
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Departments of Chemistry and Physics
Advisor: Paul S. Weiss, Ph.D., Weiss Group Research
Low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy studies of substrate mediated interactions, catalytic processes, and dynamics of molecules inserted in self-assembled monolayers for applications in nanotechnology and molecular electronics.

Including a collaboration with Dr. Hans-Peter Rust at the Fritz-Haber-Institute, Department of Chemical Physics, Berlin, Germany
Design, construction, and operation of low temperature STM/AFM for probing properties of metal clusters deposited on well-ordered metal oxide supports.

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry (July 2000)
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Steven J. Sibener, Ph.D., Sibener Group Research
Thesis: Interactions Between Adsorbates and a Stepped Metallic Surface Studied with STM and LEED
Scientific family tree for S. J. Sibener

B.A., Physics (June 1994)
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Department of Physics
Research Experience:
NSF-REU student under Paul C. Engelking, Ph.D., University of Oregon, Chemical Physics Institute (Summer 1993): Jet cooled ion spectroscopy
Research Assistant under Steve D. Durbin, Ph.D., Carleton College (1992-1993): Atomic force imaging of calcite crystal growth
Awards and Honors

Sigma Xi Membership-NCSU Chapter (2007)

American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund, Type G award (2006)

NCSU Faculty Research and Professional Development Award (2006)

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award-ORAU (2004)

Dana Award for Personal Achievement-Carleton College (1994)

29 December 2012

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