Michael Norton Profile



Michael Norton studied Chemistry at Louisiana State University, Shreveport campus, where he obtained a BS degree in 1977.  He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Arizona State Univeristy in 1982 under the direction of William Glaunsinger studying two dimensional mixed metal oxides.  He then performed postgraduate research as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Electronic Materials Branch of the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California.  As an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, he developed electrochemical methods for oxide superconductor synthesis, before coming to Marshall in 1991.  His research interests range from the synthesis, reactivity, and physical characterization of superconducting materials to the design, assembly and characterization of DNA based nanostructures with sensing capabilities.  Another domain of interest is Imaging Science.  Dr. Norton is director of the Molecular and Biological Imaging Center at Marshall, which houses instrumentation for Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Laser Capture Microscopy, Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy and Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy.  Details about these projects and techniques may be found on my research page and in publications by my group.