Gerhard Meyer is research staff member in the Physics of Nanoscale Systems group at the IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory.
His main research interests are in the area of scanning probe microscopy and epitaxial growth, in particular low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy, atomic/molecular manipulation and studies on the growth of/on ultrathin insulating films.
He received his PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 1987. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the IBM Research Laboratory in Yorktown Heights, he joined the group of Prof. K. H. Rieder at the Free University Berlin, starting a project on low-temperature scanning probe microscopy. In 2000, he became staff member of the Paul Drude Institut fuer Festkoerperelektronik, Berlin, until 2002, when he moved to IBM Research - Zurich Laboratory.
For his work in scanning probe microscopy Gerhard Meyer has received several IBM awards, including an IBM Corporate Award, the German Nano-Science Prize in 2002 and the Robert Wichard Pohl Prize of the German Physical Society in 2011.
Since 2009 he has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Gerhard Meyer has published more than 120 papers and presented more than 100 invited talks in the area of Surface Science and Nanoscience. His research projects have been supported by several national and EU projects fostering international collaboration.
In 2011, he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant.