Slaven GARAJ




PhD in Physics (2002)
Department of Physics
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)


Appointment Status


Assistant Professor




Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Physics





Location: S13 #02-04

Tel: + (65) 6516 2164
Fax: +(65) 6872 3069


Research Interests

  • Graphene based biosensors
  • Nanopore sensors
  • Electrical methods for DNA sequencing
  • Single molecule biophysics
  • Bio-nanoscience and bio-nanotechnology

Awards and Honours


National Research Foundation Fellowship, Singapore (2012)

Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Researchers (2003)

Different research projects were featured in international media (BBC News, Discovery, Technology Review, New Scientist, etc)


Selected Publications


1. S. Garaj et al.“Graphene as a subnanometre trans-electrode membrane”, Nature 467, 190 (2010).

2. S. Garaj, W. Hubbard, and J. A. Golovchenko, “Graphene synthesis by ion implantation”, Applied Physics Letters 97, 183103 (2010).

3. D. Hoogerheide, S. Garaj, J. A. Golovchenko, “Probing surface charge fluctuation with solid state nanopores”, Physical Review Letters 102, 256804 (2009).

4. D. Branton et al. “The potential and challenges of nanopore sequencing”, Nature Biotechnology 26, 1146 (2008).





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