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Samuel M. Stavis

Samuel M. Stavis is a Project Leader in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S.E. in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, where he was also a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological and Environmental Engineering. At Cornell, Sam combined nanofluidic and spectroscopic methods to measure single biomolecules. He joined the NIST staff in 2007 as a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associate. In the NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory, he engineered complex nanofluidic devices, advanced single molecule measurement science, and developed microfluidic nanomanufacturing processes. In 2012, Sam joined the CNST, where he is providing facility users with measurement methods combining nanofabricated devices, optical nanoscopy, and nanoscale particles for applications in manufacturing and healthcare.

Selected Programs/Projects
Selected Publications
  • Kilohertz rotation of nanorods propelled by ultrasound, traced by microvortex advection of nanoparticles, A. L. Balk, L. O. Mair, P. P. Mathai, P. N. Patrone, W. Wang, S. Ahmed, T. E. Mallouk, J. A. Liddle, and S. M. Stavis, ACS Nano 8, 8300-8309 (2014).
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  • Quantitative measurements of the size scaling of linear and circular DNA in nanofluidic slitlike confinement, E. A. Strychalski, J. Geist, M. Gaitan, L. E. Locascio, and S. M. Stavis, Macromolecules 45, 1602–1611 (2012).
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  • DNA molecules descending a nanofluidic staircase by entropophoresis, S. M. Stavis, J. Geist, M. Gaitan, L. E. Locascio, and E. A. Strychalski, Lab on a Chip 12, 1174-1182 (2012).
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  • Microfluidic mixing and the formation of nanoscale lipid vesicles, A. Jahn, S. M. Stavis, J. S. Hong, W. N. Vreeland, D. L. DeVoe, and M. Gaitan, ACS Nano 4, 2077-2087 (2010). 
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  • Separation and metrology of nanoparticles by nanofluidic size exclusion, S. M. Stavis, J. Geist, and M. Gaitan, Lab on a Chip 10, 2618-2621 (2010).
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  • Nanofluidic structures with complex three-dimensional surfaces, S. M. Stavis, E. A. Strychalski, and M. Gaitan, Nanotechnology 20, 165302 (2009).
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Staff Photo - Samuel Stavis

Position:

Project Leader
CNST
Nanofabrication Research Group

Education:

B.S.E. Engineering Physics – University of Michigan
M.S. Applied Physics – Cornell University
Ph.D. Applied Physics – Cornell University
Contact

Phone: 301-975-2844
Email: samuel.stavis@nist.gov