Alexander Hallock, Ph.D. is a program manager in SRI's Sensor Systems Laboratory. He works on problems in optics, spectroscopy, and nanotechnology, with a focus on building robust sensors. He has experience with various analytical techniques for materials characterization, including XPS, Auger, SEM, TEM, AFM, IR and Raman spectroscopy. Hallock has helped to develop spectroscopic instrumentation to meet customer needs, including the military.
His research is currently focused on bringing useful analytical chemical tools out of the laboratory setting and into the field in order to solve a range of problems. He is always on the lookout for new and different ways to exploit nanomaterials.
Hallock received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stanford University. He then did postdoctoral work at Columbia University before coming to SRI.