Stuart Lindsay

Stuart Lindsay

Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Single Molecule Biophysics


Stuart Lindsay, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, a Regent’s Professor and Nadine and Edward Carson professor of physics and chemistry. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Manchester, UK. He holds 34 US patents and was co-founder of Molecular Imaging (now part of Agilent Technologies) and more recently, Recognition AnalytiX. He has published over 200 research papers (h=70) and wrote the standard text in the field (Introduction to Nanoscience , Oxford University Press). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Physics. 

Stuart Lindsay's research focuses on nano-scale biophysics. He has pioneered aspects of atomic force microscopy, particularly those related to imaging and chemical analysis in water. 

Current research interests include nanoscale chemical mapping, applications of nanoscience for sustainable energy, new techniques for DNA and protein sequencing based on electron tunneling, and nanoscale probes of epigenetic markings and cell biochemistry.