Gleb Finkelstein, Professor of Physics and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies  

Gleb Finkelstein

Office Location: 093 Physics, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2523
Email Address: gleb@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.phy.duke.edu/~gleb/

Specialties:
Experimental condensed matter physics
Nanophysics
Biological physics

Education:
PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1999
Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998
M.S., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998
B.S., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1991

Research Categories: Nanophysics and Biophysics

Current projects: Electronic transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene;, Inorganic nanostructures based on self-assembled DNA scaffolds;, Low-temperature scanning microscopy (AFM);, New probes for intracellular neuronal recordings., Ultra-sharp probes for Intracellular Neuronal Recordings.

Research Description: Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanocrystals and self-assembled DNA 'origami'. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may become a basis for future devices and sensors. His group's research is evenly divided between studies of electronic properties of nanostructures, and DNA self-assembly. Recently, he started a collaborative project on developing novel probes for intracellular neural recording.

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • Physics 363.01, Thermal physics Synopsis
    Bio sci 063, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. AM Watson, X Zhang, R Alcaraz de la Osa, J Marcos Sanz, F Gonz├ílez, F Moreno, G Finkelstein, J Liu and HO Everitt, Rhodium nanoparticles for ultraviolet plasmonics., Nano letters, vol. 15 no. 2 (February, Submitted, 2015), pp. 1095-1100 [doi]  [abs].
  2. J Li, CT Ke, K Liu, P Li, S Liang, G Finkelstein, F Wang and J Liu, Importance of diameter control on selective synthesis of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes., ACS nano, vol. 8 no. 8 (August, 2014), pp. 8564-8572 [nn503265g], [doi]  [abs].
  3. DE Liu, H Zheng, G Finkelstein and HU Baranger, Tunable quantum phase transitions in a resonant level coupled to two dissipative baths, Physical Review B, vol. 89 no. 8 (February, 2014), pp. 085116 [PhysRevB.89.085116], [doi]  [abs].
  4. M Pilo-Pais, A Watson, S Demers, TH LaBean and G Finkelstein, Surface-enhanced Raman scattering plasmonic enhancement using DNA origami-based complex metallic nanostructures., Nano letters, vol. 14 no. 4 (January, 2014), pp. 2099-2104 [nl5003069], [doi]  [abs].
  5. HT Mebrahtu, IV Borzenets, H Zheng, YV Bomze, AI Smirnov, S Florens, HU Baranger and G Finkelstein, Observation of majorana quantum critical behaviour in a resonant level coupled to a dissipative environment, Nature Physics, vol. 9 no. 11 (November, 2013), pp. 732-737 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanocrystals and self-assembled DNA 'origami'. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may become a basis for future devices and sensors. His group's research is evenly divided between studies of electronic properties of nanostructures, and DNA self-assembly. Recently, he started a collaborative project on developing novel probes for intracellular neural recording.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Postdocs Mentored

  • Francois Amet (September 01, 2014 - present)  
  • Sarah Goldberg (October 1, 2009 - August 01, 2011)  
  • Ulas Coskun (February, 2007 - August, 2009)  
  • Yurij Bomze (2006 - 2011)  
  • Yuriy Bomze (July, 2006 - August 31, 2011)  
  • Adriana Biasco (January 01, 2006 - December 31, 2006)  
  • Alexey Zhukov (October 1, 2003 - February 28, 2006)