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Robert Hamers

Robert Hamers

Expert on nanotechnology, sustainability, renewable energy environmental science, surface and interface science

Professor, chemistry; director, Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-6371 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor materials and interfaces
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Lithium ion batteries and other advanced technologies for energy storage
  • Biological interfaces to materials


  • Co-founder of Silatronix, Inc., a UW-Madison spinoff company commercializing new electrolytes for safer, high-performance lithium-ion batteries
  • American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2012
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2001
  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society
  • Arthur Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry, American Chemical Society