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A.T. Charlie Johnson, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Scientific Advisory Board Chair


  • Physics Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Leader of an independent research group focAused on nanostructure physics and single-molecule electronics, since 1994
  • Extensive work in the field of carbon nanotubes and graphene, making significant contributions to the understanding of thermal and electronic transport in these nanomaterials
  • Active in the area of vapor and liquid-phase molecular sensing using functionalized nanotube field effect transistors, as well as graphene electronics
  • IP from his lab on the use of DNA-carbon nanotube devices for electronic nose systems forms the basis of Adamant Technologies, a startup company
  • Authorship of over 140 peer-reviewed articles
  • Holder of three issued patents, with 18 other patents submitted


  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow (Harvard) and an NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Packard Foundation Science and Engineering Fellowship
  • Sloan Fellowship
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society