Peter Grutter


McGill University

Peter Grütter is a Professor of Physics at McGill University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the American Physical Society and Scientific Director and founder of the McGill Nanotools Microfabrication Facility. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Basel in 1989 and joined McGill University in 1994 after stays at the IBM Research Centers in Almaden (California) and Zurich (Switzerland).  His group works on developing scanning probe microscopy based tools and methods and applying them to problems in nanoscience and technology as well as to neuroscience. His research involves examining the structure-property relationship of various materials such as quantum dots, 2D systems and organics with the aim of investigating the impact of defects in these materials on energy storage and generation, information processing as well as quantum sensing. Details on his research and all publications can be found at