The Lyding Group is actively involved in the determination of atomistic level information to provide insight into important nanotechnology systems. We utilize the ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscope as an atomic resolution imaging, spectroscopic and fabrication tool for much of our work. To this end, we have developed a complete suite of in-house technology, which gives us considerable flexibility as new research directions open up. We are performing research on carbon nanotubes, graphene and molecular scale systems. We have developed methods for integrating these materials with atomically clean silicon and III-V semiconductor surfaces in order to explore hybrid nanotechnology systems that leverage the vast existing knowledge and fabrication infrastructure of these platforms.