Professor Michael Loy earned both his BSc (1966) and PhD (1971) degrees at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined HKUST in 1993 as Professor of Physics and served as Dean of Science from 1998 to 2004. Before coming to HKUST, Professor Loy worked for more than 20 years at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in New York. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is also a member of the Optical Society of America.
Professor Loy's main research interests include nonlinear optical propagation effects, two-photon coherent transients, nonlinear optical studies of surfaces, the state-selective studies of molecule-surface interactions. His recent work involves desorption of molecules from surfaces induced by femtosecond laser pulses.
"Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Single Cu, Ag, and Au Atoms Adsorbed on Si(111)-(7x7)", Chun Zhang, Gang Chen, Kedong Wang, Hongwei Yang, Tao Su, C.T. Chan, M.M.T. Loy and X.D. Xiao, Physical Review Letters 94, 176104 (2005).
"Time-Dependent Tunneling Spectroscopy for Studying Surface Diffusion Confined in Nanostructures", Kedong Wang, Chun Zhang, M.M.T. Loy and X.D. Xiao, Physical Review Letters 94, 036103 (2005).
"Step effects and coverage dependence of hydrogen atom diffusion on Pt(111) surfaces", C.Z. Zheng, C.K. Yeung, M.M.T. Loy and X.D. Xiao, Physical Review B 70, 205402 (2004).
"Bundle Structure Formation on a Polymer Film at Various Temperature and AFM Scanning Velocity", X.P. Wang, M.M.T. Loy and X.D. Xiao, Nanotechnology 13, 478-483 (2002).
"Desorption of Polyatomic Molecules from the Pt(111) Surface by Femtosecond Laser Radiation", L. Cai, X.D. Xiao and M.M.T. Loy, J. Chem. Physics, , 115 9490-9495 (2001).
"Femtosecond Desorption of CO from Metal Surface: the role of 2pi Derived States", L. Cai, X.D. Xiao and M.M.T. Loy, Surface Science Letters, 492, L688-L692 (2001).
"Femtosecond Laser Desorption of CO from the Pt(111) Surface", L. Cai, X.D. Xiao and M.M.T. Loy, Surface Science Letters, 464, L727-L731 (2000).
"Experimental Study of Surface Diffusion Rate Enhancement along Steps: CO on Pt(111)", J.W. Ma, X.D. Xiao and M.M.T. Loy, Surf. Sci., 436, L661-665 (1999).