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Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division

RO# Location
50.68.02.B7509 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

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


Name E-mail Phone
Stavis, Samuel M. 301-975-2844



Nanofluidic technology enables the manipulation and measurement of materials and phenomena in fluids at the nanoscale. We lead the development of innovative nanofluidic devices, methods, and measurement science at NIST, with applications ranging from the dimensional and optical characterization of nanoparticles [1] to non-equilibrium analysis of biomolecular free-energy [2]. Our research in nanofluidics dovetails with quantitative approaches to localization microscopy and particle tracking, and is often supported by numerical simulation. Our project is collaborative and interdisciplinary, and we seek motivated applicants with strong backgrounds in the physical sciences and engineering.


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[1] KT Liao, J Schumacher, HJ Lezec, and SM Stavis, Lab on a Chip 18, 139-152, 2018.

[2] DJ Ross, EA Strychalski, C Jarzynski, and SM Stavis, Nature Physics 14, 842–847, 2018.

Nanofluidic; Nanofluidics; Microfluidic; Microfluidics; Nanofabrication; Nanoparticle; DNA; Microscopy; Biophysics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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