Bede Pittenger

Applications Scientist

Bruker Corporation

Dr. Bede Pittenger is a Senior Development Scientist in the AFM Unit of Bruker's Nano Surfaces Business.  He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in 2000, but has worked with scanning probe microscopes for 25 years, building systems, developing techniques, and studying properties of materials at the nanoscale.  His work has spanned topics from studies of interfacial melting of ice to mechanical property mapping of polymers.  Dr. Pittenger has more than thirty publications and three patents on various techniques and applications of scanning probe microscopy.