Zuzanna S. Siwy

picture of Zuzanna S. Siwy

Professor, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

PhD, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, 1997

Phone: (949) 824-8290
Fax: (949) 824-2174
Email: zsiwy@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
210G Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 4575
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Experimental Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics
Academic Distinctions
2013 - Fellow of the American Physical Society
2012 - Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research
2009 - PECASE Award (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers)
2009 - 2010 - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2007-2008 – Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
2001 - Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2000 - Fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science
Available Technologies

A. Velasco, C. Yang, M.E. Toimil-Molares, Z.S. Siwy, P. Taborek, Flow and evaporation in single micrometer and nanometer scale pipes, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 033101 (2014).

S.F. Buchsbaum, G. Nguyen, S. Howorka, Z.S. Siwy, DNA-Modified Polymer Pores Allow pH and Voltage-Gated Control of Channel Flux, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 9902 (2014).

T. Gamble, E. Gillette, S.B. Lee, Z.S. Siwy, Probing Porous Structure of Single Manganese Oxide Mesorods with Ionic Current, J. Phys. Chem. C. 117, 24836 (2013).

M. Pevarnik, M. Schiel, K. Yoshimatsu, I.V. Vlassiouk, J.S. Kwon, K.J. Shea, Z.S. Siwy, Particle Deformation and Concentration Polarization in Electroosmotic Transport of Hydrogels Through Pores, ACS Nano 7, 3720 (2013).

A. Velasco, S.G. Friedman, M. Pevarnik, Z.S. Siwy, P. Taborek, Pressure driven flow through a single nanopore, Physical Review E 86, 025302(R) (2012).

M. Davenport, K. Healy, M. Pevarnik, N. Teslich, S. Cabrini, A. Morrison, Z.S. Siwy, S. Letant, The Role of Pore Geometry in Single Nanoparticle Detection, ACS Nano 6, 8366 (2012).

M. Pevarnik, K. Healy, M.E. Toimil-Molares, A. Morrison,
S.E. Létant, Z. S. Siwy, Polystyrene Particles Reveal Pore Substructure as They Translocate, ACS Nano 6, 7295 (2012)

M.R. Powell, L. Cleary, M. Davenport, K.J. Shea, Z.S. Siwy, Electric-field-induced wetting and dewetting in single hydrophobic nanopores, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 798 (2011).

G. Nguyen, I. Vlassiouk, Z.S. Siwy, Comparison of bipolar and unipolar ionic diodes, Nanotechnology, 21, 265301 (2010)

S. Howorka, Z.S. Siwy, Nanopore Analytics: Sensing of Single Molecules
Chemical Society Reviews, 38, 2360-2384 (2009).

M. Davenport, A. Rodriguez, K.J. Shea, Z.S. Siwy, Squeezing Ionic Liquids through Nanopores, Nano Letters, 9, 2125-2128 (2009)

I. Vlassiouk, P.Yu. Apel, S.N. Dmitriev, K. Healy, Z.S. Siwy, Versatile Ultrathin Nanoporous Silicon Nitride Membranes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 21039 (2009)

M.R. Powell, M. Sullivan, I. Vlassiouk, D. Constantin, O. Sudre, C. C. Martens, R. S. Eisenberg and Z. Siwy, Nanoprecipitation-Assisted Ion Current Oscillations., Nature Nanotechnology 3, 51 (2008).

E. Kalman, I. Vlassiouk, Z. Siwy, Nanofluidic Bipolar Transistor, Advanced Materials, 20, 293 (2008).

Perspectives: Charles R. Martin and Zuzanna S. Siwy, Learning Nature's Way: Biosensing with Synthetic Nanopores, Science 317, 331 (2007).

Dragos Constantin and Zuzanna S. Siwy, Poisson Nernst-Planck Model of Ion Current Rectification through a Nanofluidic Diode, Phys. Rev. E 76, 041202 (2007).

E. Kalman, K. Healy and Z.S. Siwy, Tuning ion current rectification in asymmetric nanopores by signal mixing, Europhysics Letters 78, 28002 (2007).

I. Vlassiouk, Z.S. Siwy, Nanofluidic Diode, Nano Letters 7, 552 (2007).

Z. Siwy, M. Powell, E. Kalman, R.D. Astumian, and R.S. Eisenberg, Negative Incremental Resistance Induced by Calcium in Asymmetric Nanopores, Nano Letters 6, 473 (2006).

Z. Siwy, M.R. Powell, A. Petrov, E. Kalman, C. Trautmann and R.S. Eisenberg, Calcium-Induced Voltage Gating in Single Conical Nanopores, Nano Letters 6, 1729 (2006).

Z. Siwy, Ion Current Rectification in Nanopores and Nanotubes with Broken Symmetry Revisited, Advanced Functional Materials, 16, 735 (2006).

Z. Siwy, I.D. Kosinska, A. Fulinski and C.R. Martin, Asymmetric Diffusion through Asymmetric Nanopores, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 048102 (2005).

Z. Siwy, L. Trofin, L. Baker, P. Kohli, C. Trautmann and C.R Martin, Protein Biosensors Based on Biofunctionalized Conical Gold Nanotubes J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 5000 (2005).

C.R. Martin and Z. Siwy, Molecular Filters, Pores Within Pores, Nature Materials News & Views 3, 284 (2004).

Z. Siwy, E. Heins C.C. Harrell P. Kohli and C.R. Martin C.R., Conical-Nanotube Ion-Current Rectifiers: The Role of Surface Charge, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 10850 (2004).

Z. Siwy and A. Fulinski, Origins of 1/f ? Noise in Membrane Channels Currents, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 158101 (2002).

Z. Siwy and A. Fulinski, Fabrication of a Synthetic Nanopore Ion-Pump, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 198103 (2002).
National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, UC Lab-fees program
Other Experience
Research Fellow
Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany 2000—2003

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Florida, Gainesville (Prof. Charles R. Martin) 2003—2005

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