POTSDAM -- Jan Scrimgeour has been appointed assistant professor of physics at Clarkson University.
He received his master of physics degree with first class honours in optoelectronics and laser engineering, from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He received his D.Phil. in condensed matter physics from the University of Oxford.
Before coming to Clarkson, Scrimgeour was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Gothenburg University in Sweden.
His research interests involve the application of advanced optical microscopy for the visualization and characterization of nanostructured biological interfaces. He is especially interested in the interplay between the nanostructure, physics and biochemistry of cell-surface polymers and the roles of each in mediating interactions between tissue surfaces and the immune system. His work can shed light on chronic inflammatory conditions.
He has written journal articles and contributed to book chapters, along with making numerous conference and seminar presentations, guest lectures and other invited talks.
His awards include the James Watt Medal for Excellence in Optoelectronics and Laser Engineering, 2001.
He is a member of the American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, American Chemical Society, and the Materials Research Society.