About

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.

Meet Us

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Sung Park, PhD

Cofounder, CEO

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Derek Nowak, PhD

Director of Applications

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Tom Albrecht, PhD

VP of Engineering

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Kumar Wickramasinghe, PhD

Cofounder, Board member

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John de Villiers

Logistics

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Miguel Venegas, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Graceson Aufderheide, BA

Applications Engineer

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Padraic O’Reilly, MS

Applications Scientist

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Josh Gioja, BA

Software Engineer

The Beginning:

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.

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1988

Park Scientific Co-founded by Dr. Sung Park and Dr. Sang‑il Park

1994 

s-SNOM work published by Dr. Kumar Wickramasinghe (based on 1989 patent)

2010

PiFM work published by Dr. Kumar Wickramasinghe

2011 

Molecular Vista Inc. co-founded by Dr. Sung Park and Dr. Kumar Wickramasinghe

2013

Vista One released

2014

First customer paper published 

2016

Science Advances IR PiFM paper published 

2020

Partnership with Park Systems

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Careers

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 info@molecularvista.com with a cover letter and/or resume.

· 401K · Health insurance · Dental and vision · Partnership · Flexibility · Unlimited vacation · Support · Excellence · Creativity · Rigor · Science · Snacks · Friday beers ·

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