Dr. Jason Kilpatrick
Jason graduated from The University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2000, with a BSc. in Chemistry (Honours) and received the Royal Australian Chemical Institute prize for his work on wax-based emulsion explosives. He also undertook a PhD at the same institution, the last two years of which were spent conducting research at The University of Leeds, UK. Jason's research interests are the development and extension of AFM technology, having over 10 years experience in the field. Jason joined the Nanoscale Function Group in 2005.
Current Research Interests
Magnetically Activated, Frequency Modulation Colloid Probe AFM
Development of Digital Frequency Modulation AFM
Development of Quantitative Dissipation Mapping Using Phase Modulation AFM
Development of Low Noise AFM Instrumentation
Investigation of the Mechanical Response of Living Cells (Dissipation Mapping and Frequency Modulation AFM)
Surface Stress Effects on Cantilever Based Sensors
Directly Probing the Effects of Ions on Hydration Forces at Interfaces, Kilpatrick, J. I., Loh, S-H., Jarvis, S. P., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 7, 2628–2634, (2013).
Stability enhancement of an atomic force microscope for long-term force measurement including cantilever modification for whole cell deformation, Weafer, P. P., McGarry, J. P., van Es, M. H., Kilpatrick, J. I., Ronan, W., Nolan, D. R., Jarvis, S. P., Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 093709, (2012).
The Impact of Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Surface Chemistry on Hydration Forces in the Absence of Confinement, Kaggwa, G., Nalam, P. C., Kilpatrick, J. I., Spencer, N. D., Jarvis, S. P., Langmuir, 28, 16, 6589–6594, (2012).
Bone Cell Elasticity and Morphology Changes during the Cell Cycle, Kelly, G. M., Kilpatrick, J. I., van Es, M. H., Weafer, P. P., Prendergast, P. J., Jarvis, S. P., Journal of Biomechanics, 44, 8, 1484-1490, (2011).
Direct Submolecular Scale Imaging of Mesoscale Molecular Order in Supported Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Bilayers, Sheikh, K. H., Giordani, C., Kilpatrick, J. I., Jarvis S. P., Langmuir, 27, 7, 3749-3753, (2011).
Frequency modulation atomic force microscopy in ambient environments utilizing robust feedback tuning, Kilpatrick, J. I., Gannepalli, A., Cleveland, J. P., and Jarvis, S. P., Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 023701, (2009). [PDF]
Artifact-free dynamic atomic force microscopy reveals monotonic dissipation for a simple confined liquid, Kaggwa, G. B., Kilpatrick, J. I., Sader, J. E., and Jarvis, S. P., Applied Physics Letters, 93, 011909, (2008). [PDF]
Direct mechanical measurement of geodesic structures in rat mesenchymal stem cells, Maguire, P., Kilpatrick, J. I., Kelly, G., Prendergast, P. J., Campbell, V. A., O'Connell, B. C., and Jarvis, S. P., HFSP Journal, 1, 181-191, (2007). [PDF]
Phase modulation atomic force microscope with true atomic resolution, Fukuma, T., Kilpatrick, J. I., and Jarvis, S. P., Review of Scientific Instruments, 77, 123703, (2006). [PDF]