Dr Eric Lochner

Microanalytics Specialist

Eric has a BSc and PhD in experimental condensed matter physics. He joined CAM in 2024 after managing a multiuser interdisciplinary facility that specialized in materials characterization and device fabrication. Eric’s primary expertise is in imaging techniques (AFM, SEM), and associated analytical methods such as X-ray microanalysis. His experience with SEM includes work with several start-up companies where he developed novel WDS detectors and automated nanomaterials dimensioning tools. At CAM Eric supports the microprobe and general SEM instrumentation.

Selected Publications:

  1. Y. Adhikari, T. Liu, H. Wang, Z. Hua, H. Liu, E. Lochner, P. Schlottman, B. Yan, J. Zhao, P. Xiong, “Interplay of structural chirality, electron spin and topological orbital in chiral molecular spin valves”, Nature Communications 14, 5163 (2023).
  2. J. Gong, M. Adnani, B. T. Jones, Y. Xin, S. Wang, S. V. Patel, E. Lochner, H. Mattoussi, Y. Y. Hu, and H. Gao, “Nanoscale Encapsulation of Hybrid Perovskites Using Hybrid Atomic Layer Deposition”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 13, 18, 4082 (2022).
  3. Q. He, M. Worku, H. Liu, E. Lochner, A. J. Robb, S. Lteif, J. S. R. Vellore Winfred, K. Hanson, J. B. Schlenoff, B. J. Kim, B. Ma, “Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Enabled by Low-Cost Industrial Organic Pigment Coating”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 2485 (2021)
  4. Y. Wang, B. Passey, R. Roy, T. Deng, S. Jiang, C. Hannold, X. Wang, E. Lochner, A. Tripati, “Clumped isotope thermometry of modern and fossil snail shells from the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau: Implications for paleoclimate and paleoelevation reconstructions”, GSA Bulletin, 133 (7-8),1370 (2021).
  5. T. Liu, X. Wang, H. Wang, G. Shi, F. Gao, H. Feng, H. Deng, L. Hu, E. Lochner, P. Schlottmann, S. von Molnár, Y. Li, J. Zhao, and P. Xiong, "Linear and Nonlinear Two-Terminal Spin-Valve Effect from Chirality-Induced Spin Selectivity", ACS Nano 14, 15983 (2020).
  6. X. Lian, X. Wang, Y. Ling, E. Lochner, L. Tan, Y. Zhou, B. Ma, K. Hanson, H. Gao, “Light Emitting Diodes Based on Inorganic Composite Halide Perovskites”, Adv. Func. Mater., 29, 1807345 (2019).
  7. D. Mishra, S. Wang, Z. Jin, Y. Xin, E. Lochner, and H. Mattoussi, “Highly fluorescent hybrid Au/Ag nanoclusters stabilized with poly(ethylene glycol)- and zwitterion-modified thiolate ligands”, per) Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 21, 21317 (2019).
  8. K. S. K. Prasad, J. A. Nienow & E. Lochner, “Thalassiosira mala (Bacillariophyta), a potentially harmful, marine diatom from Chilka Lake and other coastal localities of Odisha, India: Nomenclature, frustule morphology and global biogeography”, Journal of Biosciences, 43, 59 (2018).
  9. D. Mishra, V. Lobodin, C. Zhang, F. Aldeek, E. Lochner, and H, Mattoussi, “Gold-doped silver nanoclusters with enhanced photophysical properties”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 12992 (2018).
  10. S. Sart, Y. Yan, Y. Li, E. Lochner, C. Zeng, T. Ma, Y. Li, “Crosslinking of extracellular matrix scaffolds derived f stem cell aggregates modulates neural differentiation”, Acta Biomaterialia, 30, 222 (2016).
  11. X.L. Wang, H.L. Wang, D. Pan, T. Keiper, L.X. Li, X.Z. Yu, J. Lu, E. Lochner, S. von Molnár, P. Xiong, and J.H. Zhao, “Robust manipulation of magnetism in the dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As by organic molecules”, Advanced Materials 27, 8043 (2015).
  12. K. Maity, D. K. Panda, E. Lochner, S. Saha, “Fluoride-Induced Reduction of Ag(I) Cation Leading to Formation of Silver Mirrors and Luminescent Ag-Nanoparticles”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 8, 2812 (2015).
  13. Y. Wang, T. Deng, L. Flynn, X. Wang, A. Yin, Y. Xu, W. Parker, E. Lochner, C. Zhang, D. Biasatti, “Late Neogene environmental changes in the central Himalaya related to tectonic uplift and orbital forcing”, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 44, 62 (2012).
  14. J. G. Moore,E. J. Lochner, A. E. Stiegman,Unusual Nanoparticle Structures from the Silica Sol–Gel-Mediated Self-Assembly of a Prussian-Blue Analogue and the Formation of Templated Graphite Regions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46, 8653 (2007).
  15. J. G. Moore, E. J. Lochner, C. Ramsey, N. S. Dalal, A. E. Stiegman, “Transparent, superparamagnetic KIx CoIIy [FEIII(CN)6]-silica nanocomposites with tunable photomagnetism”, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 42, 24, 2741 (2003).