Professor and Director
Wake Forest University, Center for nanotechnology and molecular Materials, USA
David Carroll (born 1963) is a U.S. physicist and nanotechnologist, fellow of the Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University. Carroll earned his BS (1985) in physics from NC State University (Raleigh, NC) and his PhD (1993) in physics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Carroll has published over 200 articles in scholarly journals. He has published 1 textbook on one dimensional metals, edited two books, written three book chapters and holds 35 patents or patent filings. Carroll is a frequent speaker at international conferences with more than 100 invited talks in the past few years. He has been actively involved in four spin-off companies licensing or utilizing technologies from his labs.
1) Nanomaterials: Transport, optics, magnetic, and thermal properties of nano-scale systems. High resolution characterization techniques; STM, HRTEM, AFM, NSOM.
2) Organic device technologies: OLEDs, Thin Film Electroluminescent Devices,Organic Photovoltaics, Organic Transistors, Nanocomposite Eletrochromic devices.
3) Negative index materials and nano-optics: Metal nanowire composites, meso-structured NRIM optical systems, shaped optical elements in NRIMs, gain in phase coherent systems.
4) Biomedical nanosciences: Biomedical applications of nanomaterials, nano-scale smart contrast agents, tissue scaffolding and regeneration, ink-jet printing technologies in biomedical applications, photo-thermal therapeutics for cancer treatment, nano-conjugates for antibiotic resistant bacterial treatment strategies.