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Theoretical Nanoscale Science


Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology , Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

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50.62.01.B8072 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Zwolak, Michael Philip 301.975.4258


Fluctuations, structural transitions, and noise, while detrimental in some applications, play a crucial role in the operation of many nanoscale devices, such as molecular motors, heattronics, active nanostructures, sensors, and functional nonlinear materials. The goal of our projects at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at NIST is to obtain a broad theoretical understanding of these phenomena, harness them in the design of molecular nanostructures, and help guide new measurement methods. As part of our approach, we are developing innovative computational algorithms to tackle behavior spanning multiple length and time scales. Subjects of particular interest are conformational fluctuations in DNA and proteins, nanofluidic devices, and thermal and electronic transport through dynamically disordered systems.


Conformational fluctuations; Biomolecules; Nanostructures; Nanofluidics; Thermal transport; Electronic transport; Biophysics; Ion transport; Nanotechnology;


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Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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