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The experts in nano‑scale chemical analysis
We are a passionate team of scientists working to create the highest resolution molecular analysis instruments available. Our team invented and brought to market the first true non‑contact AFM infrared spectroscopy technique, photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM). With our technology, we help some of the largest companies and most demanding researchers worldwide solve problems at the molecular level with quantitative data. That is our mission—to empower people everywhere to analyze complex nano-scale systems. We strive to do our job well and right; in addition to passion, we work with integrity and care to provide the best nano-scale analysis solutions to each of our customers.
Sung Park, PhD
Derek Nowak, PhD
Director of Applications
Tom Albrecht, PhD
VP of Engineering
Kumar Wickramasinghe, PhD
Cofounder, Board member
John de Villiers
Miguel Venegas, PhD
Graceson Aufderheide, BA
Padraic O’Reilly, MS
Josh Gioja, BA
We started with a vision to “see molecules in color” at the nanometer scale by developing technologies for chemical analysis using a combination of AFM and optical spectroscopy. Molecular Vista was founded in 2011 by two industry veterans, Prof. Kumar Wickramasinghe of UC Irvine and Dr. Sung Park of Park Scientific Instruments. Ever since, we have worked to provide the scientific community with the most cutting‑edge nano‑scale molecular analysis tools available.
Park Scientific Co-founded by Dr. Sung Park and Dr. Sang‑il Park
s-SNOM work published by Dr. Kumar Wickramasinghe (based on 1989 patent)
PiFM work published by Dr. Kumar Wickramasinghe
Molecular Vista Inc. co-founded by Dr. Sung Park and Dr. Kumar Wickramasinghe
Vista One released
First customer paper published
Science Advances IR PiFM paper published
Partnership with Park Systems
We are always on the lookout for good people who are interested in nano‑scale physics, chemistry, materials, or instrumentation. Our work environment feels similar to an academic space with many pieces of hardware and experiments being explored simultaneously. As a group we emphasize working with integrity and care, as we believe these are two key values that ultimately lead to excellence. Every member of our team makes an impact at Molecular Vista, and we pride ourselves on cultivating a healthy environment. If you are interested in joining us, please reach out to us at email@example.com with a cover letter and/or resume.