Aleksandr Noy

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-179
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925 423 3396


Moscow State University, B.A. Chemistry/Physics, 1992
Harvard University, Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 1997


I am interested in understanding the dynamics of complex transport processes at the interface of nanomaterials and biological systems and using these properties to create novel, and useful functionality.  Nanomaterials, which replicate some of the geometry and transport properties of biological building blocks represent a truly enabling capability in this area, and provide an unprecedented opportunity to control transport and signal transduction within functional bioelectronic interfaces.  My research group builds these interfaces and studies the fundamental physical phenomena that enable transport, energy conversion, and signal transduction  in nanobiomaterials.  We currently are focussing on nanofluidic phenomena in carbon nanotube pores and poirins, building multifunctional bioelectyronic interfaces based ion silicon nanowire FET devices, and on exploring real-time dynamics of biomolecular assemblies on nanotermpates using high-speed atomic force microscopy. 

Selected publications

R. Tunuguntla, M. Bangar, K. Kim, P. Stroeve, C. P. Grigoropoulos, C.M. Ajo-Franklin, A. Noy Light-powered bioelectronic devices with biologically-tunable performance, Advanced Materials, Advance Online Articles, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403988 (2014).

J. Geng, K. Kim, J. Zhang, R. Tunuguntla, L. R. Comolli, F. I. Allen, K. R. Cho, D. Munoz, Y. M. Wang, C. P. Grigoropoulos, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, A. Noy Stochastic Transport and Gating in Carbon Nanotube Porins in Lipid Membranes, Nature, v.514, p. 612-615 (2014).

R.W. Friddle, A. Noy, J.J. DeYoreo Interpreting the widespread non-linear force spectra of intermolecular bonds, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA doi:10.1073/pnas.1202946109 (2012).

A. Noy, Bionanoelectronics, Advanced Materials v. 23, p. 807–820, invited review (2011) Cover Article.

N. Misra, J.A. Martinez, S.-C. J. Huang, Y. Wang, P. Stroeve, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy Bioelectronic Silicon Nanowire Devices Utilizing Functional Membrane Proteins, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v. 106 (33), p. 13780–13784  (2009)

F. Fornasiero, H-G. Park, J. K Holt, M. Stadermann, C. P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, Ion Exclusion by sub 2-nm Carbon Nanotube Pores Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v. 105, p.17217-17221, invited contribution, Cover Article (2008).

R. W. Friddle, M. C. LeMieux, G. Cicero, A. B. Artyukhin, V. V. Tsukruk, J. C. Grossman, G. Galli, A. Noy Single Functional Group Interactions with Carbon Nanotube Sidewalls, Nature Nanotechnology, v.2(11), p. 692-697 (2007)

J.K. Holt, H.-G. Park, Y. Wang, M. Stadermann, A.B. Artyukhin, C. Grigoropulous, A. Noy, O. Bakajin Fast Mass Transport Through Sub-2 nm Carbon Nanotubes, Science, v. 312(5776), p. 1034-1037 (2006) Cover Article

T.A. Sulchek, R.W. Friddle, K. Langry, E. Lau, H. Albrecht, T.V. Ratto, S.J. DeNardo, M. Colvin, A. Noy Dynamic Force Spectroscopy of Parallel Individual Mucin1­Antibody Bonds, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.,v. 102 (46), p. 16638-16643 (2005

C.A. Orme, A. Noy, A. Wierzbicki, M. T. McBride, M. Grantham, H.H. Teng, P.M. Dove, J.J. DeYoreo Selective Binding of Amino Acids to the Atomic Steps of Calcite Creates Chiral Structures, Nature, v.411, p.775-779 (2001)

C. D. Frisbie, L. F. Rosznyai, A. Noy, M. S. Wrighton, C. M. Lieber Functional Group Imaging by Chemical Force Microscopy. Science, v.265, p.2071-2074 (1994)