Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Professor Budakian earned his bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D degrees in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. From 2002 to 2005, he was a visiting scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, where his research focused on detecting the spin of a single defect in glass using magnetic resonance force microscopy. The long-term goal of this work is to achieve three-dimensional sub-surface imaging of atomic structure, a capability that would transform our understanding in areas ranging from the determination of protein structure to the characterization of buried interfaces in semiconductor devices.