Slaven Garaj

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Department of Bioengineering
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Dr. Slaven Garaj received PhD from Swiss Federal institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in the field of solid-state physics. He continued his research career at Harvard University, working at the intersection of nano-electronics and biophysics, particularly by developing novel methods for electrical (4th generation) DNA sequencing based on nanopores. Throughout his career, his different research projects attracted general public attention and were featured in international media and professional magazines (such as BBC News, New Scientist, Technology Review, MRS Bulletin, etc). Dr. Garaj is Singapore NRF Fellow, and Assistant Professor at Departments of Physics and Bioengineering of the National University of Singapore.

Research Areas:

Biophysics and solid-state physics

Research Interest:

Physical methods for DNA sequencing; Graphene-based sensors; Study and control of individual biomolecules; Nanopore physics and nanofluidics; Bio-nanoscience.

Selected Publications:
  • S. Garaj et al. “Graphene as a subnanometre trans-electrode membrane”, Nature 467, 190 (2010).
  • S. Garaj, W. Hubbard, and J. A. Golovchenko, “Graphene synthesis by ion implantation”, Applied Physics Letters 97, 183103 (2010).
  • D. Hoogerheide, S. Garaj, J. A. Golovchenko, “Probing surface charge fluctuation with solid state nanopores”, Physical Review Letters 102, 256804 (2009).
  • D. Branton et al. “The potential and challenges of nanopore sequencing”, Nature Biotechnology 26, 1146 (2008).