Utkur Mirziyodovich Mirsaidov
Department of Biological Sciences & Physics
Office : Blk S1A, #02-01
We are interested in a wide range of physical, chemical and biological phenomena at nanoscale. Our primary focus is to understand how structural changes in soft and hard materials lead affect their properties. Our group is devising new approaches to directly probe such changes in materials in different environments using in situ Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM).
U. Mirsaidov, V.R.S.S. Mokkapati, D. Battacharya, H. Andersen, M. Bosman, B. Ozyilmaz, P. Matsudaira, “Scrolling graphene into Nanofluidic channels.” Lab Chip 13, 2874-2878 (2013).
H. Zheng*, U. Mirsaidov*, L.-W. Wang, P. Matsudaira, “Electron beam manipulation of nanoparticles.” Nanoletters, 12(11), 5644-5648 (2012). [ Featured in Chemical & Engineering News, Nanowerk, LBNL News and ExteremeTech.]
U. Mirsaidov, H. Zheng, D. Bhattacharya, Y. Casana, P. Matsudaira, “Direct observation of the stick-slip movement of nanometer-size water droplets induced by electron beam” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109(19), 7187-7190 (2012).
U. Mirsaidov, C. D. Ohl, P. Matsudaira, “A direct observation of nanovoid formation in ultrathin water film” Soft Matter 8(27), 3108-3111 (2012).
U. Mirsaidov*, H. Zheng*, Y. Casana, P. Matsudaira, “Imaging protein structure in water at 2.7 nm resolution by TEM” Biophysical Journal 102(4), p.L15-17 (2012). [Selected by Faculty of 1000; Selected as Best of 2012 Articles by Biophysical Journal.]
U. Mirsaidov, V. Dimitrov, J. Commer, D. Wang, A. Aksementiev, G. Timp. “Slowing the translocation of double stranded DNA using a nanopore smallaer than the double helix.” Nanotechnology 21, p 395501 (2010).
Postdoctoral and PhD positions are available. Please email Prof. Utkur Mirsaidov for inquires and applications.