Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Single Molecule Biophysics
Stuart Lindsay is a pioneer of atomic force microscopy, particularly relating to imaging and chemical analysis in water. His research focuses on 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.
In addition to directing of the Biodesign Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, he is a Regent’s Professor and Nadine and Edward Carson professor of physics and chemistry. Lindsay 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 written 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.