Professor Trenary’s research interests span the traditional areas of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and the chemistry of inorganic materials. The structure and chemistry of solid surfaces is a theme that unites all of the different projects. Specific areas of study are related to important technological fields such as heterogeneous catalysis, semiconductor processing, growth of thin film materials, nanotechnology, and development of alternative energy sources. A broad array of sophisticated instrumentation for surface science studies under ultrahigh vacuum conditions are available in his laboratories.
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