Richard Van Duyne
Richard P. Van Duyne is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. He is known for the discovery of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), the invention of nanosphere lithography (NSL), and development of ultrasensitive nanosensors based on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy. His research interests include all forms of surface-enhanced spectroscopy, plasmonics and nanophotonics, nanoscale chemical/biological sensors, nanosphere lithography (NSL), atomic layer deposition (ALD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), ultra-high vacuum (UHV) STM, UHV-tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (UHV-TERS), MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and surface-enhanced femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS).
Van Duyne received his B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1967) and a PhD. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina (1971).