Fred Leibsle

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Office: Flarsheim Hall #257C
Ph: (816) 235-2502


Prof. Fred Leibsle joined the UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1996. His research is in a subspecialty of condensed matter physics called surface science where he employs scanning tunneling microscopy to image individual atoms and molecules on surfaces. With this technique, he evaluates methods of creating nanometer-scale structures on surfaces, structures with dimensions on the order of electron wavelengths. In addition, he uses scanning tunneling microscopy to study chemical reactions on surfaces.

Academic Credentials:
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Teaching Areas:
Intoductory Physics for Science and Engineering
Electricity and Magnetism
Undergraduate Mathematical Methods