Gleb Finkelstein, Professor and Director, Graduate Studies  

Gleb Finkelstein

Office Location: 093 Physics
Office Phone: 919-660-2523
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Experimental condensed matter physics
Biological physics

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1999

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 2015):

  • Physics 363.01, Thermal physics Synopsis
    Bio sci 130, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. D.E. Liu, H. Zheng, H. T. Mebrahtu, G. Finkelstein, and H.U. Baranger,, Tunable quantum phase transitions in a resonant level coupled to two dissipative baths, Physical Review B, vol. 89 no. 085116 (2014) [PhysRevB.89.085116], [doi]  [abs].
  2. M. Pilo-Pais, A. Watson, S. Demers, T. H. LaBean, and G. Finkelstein,, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Plasmonic Enhancement Using DNA Origami-Based Complex Metallic Nanostructures, Nano Letters, vol. 14 no. 2099 (2014) [nl5003069], [doi] .
  3. J. Li, C.-T. 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 (2014), pp. 8564 [nn503265g], [doi]  [abs].
  4. Anne M. Watson, Xiao Zhang, Rodrigo Alcaraz de la Osa, Juan Marcos Sanz, Francisco G. Fern├índez, Fernando Moreno, Gleb Finkelstein, Jie Liu, and Henry O. Everitt, Rhodium Nanoparticles for Ultraviolet Plasmonics, Nano Letters (Submitted, 2014)  [abs].
  5. C.-H. Chung, K. Le Hur, G. Finkelstein, M. Vojta, and Peter Woelfle, Nonequilibrium quantum transport through a dissipative resonant level,, Physical Review B, vol. 87 (2013), pp. 245310 [doi]  [abs].

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)