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Zuzanna S. SIWY
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

210G Rowland Hall, Irvine, CA 92697

Tel. 1 949 824 8290



- Habilitation in Chemical Physics, awarded by the Polish National Committee of Science in July 2004 on the basis of research achievements and the dissertation: “Studies on preparation, structure and transport properties of nanopores in polymer membranes”.

- PhD in Chemical Sciences (summa cum laude), October 1997, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland.

- MSc Eng. in Technology of Polymers, March 1995, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland.





July 2012 – present


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Chemistry, Departrment of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

July 2009 – June 2012

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

July 2005 – June 2009

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

July 2004 – June 2007

Adjunct with Habilitation degree

Silesian University of Technology,
Strzody 9, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

September 2003 – June 2005

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, Gainesville, FL 32611, group of Prof. Charles R. Martin

October 2000 – August 2003

Postdoctoral researcher;
Fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany

April 1998 – June 2004 (on leave from October 2000 to June 2004)

Adjunct with PhD degree

Silesian University of Technology,
Strzody 9, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland


2012 - UC Irvine Senate Award: Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research

2009 - PECASE Award (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) nominated by NSF.

2009-2010 - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2007-2009 – Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

2001 - Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2000 - Fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science

2008-2013 – NSF Career Award

1998 - Prize of the Polish Minister of Education for the PhD Thesis

1997 - Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science for outstanding results in research

1995 - Prize of the Foundation for the Silesian University of Technology for outstanding results in research

1995 - Prize of the President of the Silesian University of Technology, “Omnium Studiosorum Optimo” for the best graduates from the Silesian University of Technology


  • The American Biophysical Society, The American Physical Society, The American Chemical Society


  • Editorial member of Nanomedicine (Future Medicine) – since January 2011

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for ACS Nano – since March 2011.


  • Seminar, Department of Cell Physiology, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany, December 13, 1999.

  • Seminar, Institute of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, March 29, 2000.

  • Seminar, PRI Johnson&Johnson, San Diego, USA, February 28, 2002.

  • Seminar, Center for Nanoscience, University of Munich, Germany, May 17, 2002.

  • Seminar, Institute of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, August 30, 2002.

  • Plenary session, “Origins of 1/f Noise in Membrane Channels Currents”, 3rd International Conference on Unsolved Problems of Noise in Physics, Biology and High Technology”, Washington, USA, September 2-7, 2002.

  • Seminar, Dept. of Physics, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany, November 28, 2002.

  • Seminar, Dept. of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, February 11, 2003.

  • Seminar, Hahn-Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany, March 14, 2003.

  • Colloquium, Dept. of Physics, University at Buffalo, USA, Jan. 15, 2004.

  • Seminar, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, March 10, 2004.

  • Colloquium, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, May 6, 2004.

  • Invited lecture, 17th Marian Smoluchowski Symposium on Statistical Physics, Zakopane, Poland, Sept. 4-9, 2004.

  • Seminar, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Feb. 3, 2005.

  • Invited Lecture, 2005 Nano Materials for Defense Applications, “Kona, Hawaii, USA, Feb. 18-22, 2005.

  • Invited lecture for the focus session: “On the Role of Noise and Stochastic Dynamics in Biology” at the American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, March 21-25, 2005.

  • Invited lecture, The Sixth International Symposium on Swift Matter Heavy Ions in Matter, Aschaffenburg, Germany, May 28-31, 2005.

  • Invited participation, Nobel Symposium on Controlled Nanoscale Motion in Artificial and Biological Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 13-17, 2005.

  • Invited lecture, Second Focused Workshop on Electronic Recognition of Bio-molecules, Beckmann Institute, Illinois USA, Sept. 7-9, 2005.

  • Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, October 11, 2005.

  • Invited lecture at the APS Workshop on Opportunities in Biological Physics “How Physical Systems Can Help in Studying Function of Biological Systems”, Baltimore, March 12, 2006.

  • Invited lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Dresden, March 27 – 31, 2006.

  • Invited seminar at University of California, San Diego, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, April 7, 2006.

  • Seminar at Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, April 18, 2006.

  • Seminar at Complex Systems Group, Los Alamos, NM, April 19, 2006.

  • Seminar at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, July 28, 2006.

  • Lecturer at the Summer School on Biosensing with channels: faster, smaller, smarter, International University, Bremen, Bremen, July 29 – August 4, 2006.

  • Seminar at the Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, September 25, 2006.

  • Invited lecture at 51st Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, March 3-6, 2007

  • Invited lecture at 27th Annual Center for Nonlinear Studies Conference, “Complexity of Biological and Soft Materials”, Santa Fe, May 21-25, 2007.

  • Invited lecture at SIAM Dynamical Systems, May 27-June, 2007, Snowbird, UT.

  • Lecturer at the Summer School on Biosensing with channels: channels, chips and nanopores, Ile de Berder, France, August 25-31, 2007.

  • Invited presentation at the Pittcon 2008, March 2008.

  • Invited presentation at the DOE contractor meeting, Annapolis, May 3-7, 2008. Z. Siwy was one of five young investigators invited by the Basic Science Agency of DOE.

  • Invited lecture at the CECAM Workshop on Nanofluidics, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 2-5, 2008.

  • Invited lecture at the Fourth focused workshop on electronic recognition of bio-molecules ERBM4, Liege, Belgium, September 10-12, 2008.

  • Invited lecture at the University of Oregon, Department of Physics, April 17, 2009.

  • Invited lecture at the University of Utah, Department of Chemistry, May 4, 2009

  • Invited seminar at the California Nanosystem Institute, University of Santa Barbara, May 15, 2009.

  • Seminar at the Schottky Institute, Technical University of Munich, Germany, October 27, 2009.

  • Seminar at the Department of Mathematics, University of Muenster, November 5, 2009.

  • Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, Workshop on: Microfluidics: Electrokinetic and Interfacial Phenomena, December 7-11, 2009.

  • Invited speaker: Frontiers in Membrane and Membrane Protein Biophysics: Experiment and Theory, August 19-20, 2010, UC Irvine,

  • Invited speaker, “Workshop on Chemi-Thermo-EM Phoresis in Complex Fluids” Pohang, South Korea, August 25-28, 2010.

  • Seminar at the Department of Physics, Clarkson University, September 17, 2010.

  • Seminar at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, November 1, 2010.

  • Invited speaker, Workshop on “Organic/Inorganic Interfaces and their Health Science Applications”, Arizona State University, Jan. 13-14, 2011.

  • Seminar at Penn State, Department of Chemistry, Jan. 26, 2011.


  1. Grzywna Z.J., Siwy Z., Bashford C.L. (1996): Nonlinear Theory for Ionic Transport through Track - Etched Nuclear Filters, Journal of Membrane Science 121, 261-269.

  2. Grzywna Z.J., Siwy Z., Bashford C.L. (1996): On the Crowd Model for the Patch-Clamp Data, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 1, 291-301.

  3. Grzywna Z.J., Siwy Z. (1997): Chaos in Ionic Transport through Membranes, Int. Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 5, 1115-1123; Special Series in Nonlinear Dynamics, World Scientific, Series B, vol. 10, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd, 329-337 (1997).

  4. Grzywna Z.J., Liebovitch L.S., Siwy Z. (1997): On the Self-Similarity of the Logistic Map, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 2, 449-466.

  5. Grzywna Z.J., Krasowska M., Siwy Z. (1998): Chaos i Fraktale w Opisie Struktury i Morfologii Polimerów, Polimery 43, 225-231 (in Polish).

  1. Grzywna Z.J., Liebovitch L.S., Siwy Z. (1998): A Dual Mode Mechanism of Conductance through Fine Porous Membranes, Journal of Membrane Science 3811, 253-263.

  2. Fulinski A., Grzywna Z.J., Mellor I., Siwy Z., Usherwood P.N.R. (1998): On the Non-Markovian Character of Ionic Current Fluctuations in Membrane Channels, Physical Review E 58, (1) 919-924.

  3. Grzywna Z.J., Liebovitch L.S., Siwy Z. (1999): Correspondence, Journal of Membrane Science 160, 277-279.

  4. Grzywna Z. J., Siwy Z., Fulinski A., Mellor I., Usherwood P.N.R. (1999): Chaos in the Potassium Current through Channels of Locust Muscle Membrane, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 4, 37-54.

  5. Siwy Z., Grzywna Z.J. (1999): On Ionic Transport through a High Conductance Locust K+ Channel in Various Voltages, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 4 (4) 525-536.

  6. Wolf A., Siwy Z., Korchev Y.E., Reber N., Spohr R. (1999): Ion Current Fluctuations in Artificial Ion Track Pores – Power Spectrum and Generalized Entropy, Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 4 (4) 553-565.

  7. Mercik Sz., Weron K., Siwy Z. (1999): Statistical Analysis of Ionic Current Fluctuations in Membrane Channels, Physical Review E 60, 7343-7348.

  8. Mercik Sz., Siwy Z., Weron K. (2000): What Can Be Learned from the Analysis of Short Time Series of Ion Channel Recordings, Physica A 276, 376-390.

  9. Siwy Z., Mercik Sz., Weron K. Spohr R., Wolf A., Grzywna Z.J. (2000): Comparison of Single Channel Potassium Current in Biological and Synthetic Systems - Dependence on Voltage, Acta Physica Polonica B 31, 149-166.

  10. Mercik Sz., Siwy Z., Spohr R., Weron K. (2001): Characterization of the Asymmetric Action of a Single, Pore in a Track-Etched Membrane, Acta Physica Polonica B 32, 1605-1619.

  11. Siwy Z., Mercik Sz., Weron K., Ausloos M. (2001): Application of Dwell-Time Series in Studies of Long-Range Correlation in Single Channel Ion Transport: Analysis of Ion Current through a Big Conductance Locust Potassium Channel, Physica A 297, 79-96.

  12. Apel P., Korchev Y.E., Siwy Z., Spohr R., Yoshida M. (2001): Diode-Like Single Ion-Track Membrane Prepared by Electro-Stopping, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B 184, 337-346.

  13. Siwy Z., Ausloos M., Ivanova K. (2002): Correlation Studies of Open and Closed State Fluctuations in an Ion Channel: Analysis of Ion Current through a Large-Conductance Locust Potassium Channel, Physical Review E 65, 031907.

  14. Siwy Z., Fulinski A. (2002): Origins of 1/f Noise in Membrane Channels Currents, Physical Review Letters 89, 158101.

  15. Siwy Z., Fulinski A. (2002): Fabrication of a Synthetic Nanopore Ion-Pump, Physical Review Letters 89, 198103 (featured e.g. in the Physical Review Focus, Wissenchaft on-line, Nature Materials, Research Technology News, The Industrial Physicist).

  16. Siwy Z., Gu Y., Spohr H.A., Baur D., Wolf-Reber A., Spohr R., Apel P., Korchev Y.E. (2002): Rectification and Voltage Gating in Ion Currents in a Nanofabricated Pore, Europhysics Letters 60, 349-355.

  17. Siwy Z., Dobrev D., Neumann R., Trautmann, C., Voss K. (2003): Electro-Responsive Asymmetric Nanopores in Polyimide with Stable Ion Current Signal, Applied Physics A 76, 781-785.

  18. Siwy Z., Mycielska M., Djamgoz M.B.A. (2003): Statistical and Fractal Analyses of Rat Prostate Cancer Cell Motility in Direct-Current Electric Field: Comparison of Strongly and Weakly Metastatic Cells, European Biophysics Journal 32, 12-21.

  19. Siwy Z., Apel P., Baur D., Dobrev D. D., Korchev Y. E., Neumann R., Spohr R., Trautmann C., Voss K.-O. (2003): Preparation of Synthetic Nanopores with Transport Properties Analogous to Biological Channels, Surface Science 532-535, 1061-1066.

  20. Siwy Z., Apel A., Dobrev, D.D., Neumann R., Spohr R., Trautmann C., Voss K. (2003): Ion Transport Through Asymmetric Nanopores Prepared by the Track-Etching Technique, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B 208, 143-148.

  21. Enculescu I., Siwy Z., Dobrev D., Trautmann C., Toimil-Molares M.E., Neumann R., Hjort K., Spohr R. (2003): Copper Nanowires Electrodeposited in Etched Single-Ion Track Templates, Applied Physics A 77, 751-755.

  22. Siwy Z., Fulinski A. (2003): Reply: Is Diffusional Model Good Enough for a Nanoscale Channel? Physical Revies Letters 91, 179802.

  23. Siwy Z., Fulinski A. (2003) 1/f Noise in Ion Transport through Nanopores: Origins and Mechanism, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol 665(1) pp. 273-282. May 28.

  24. Mara A., Siwy Z., Trautmann C., Wang, J., Kamme F. (2004): An Asymmetric Polymer Nanopore for Single Molecule Detection, Nano Letters 4, 497-501.

  25. Siwy Z. and Fulinski A. (2004): A Nanodevice for Rectifying and Pumping ions, The American Journal of Physics 72, 567-574.

  26. Ausloos M., Ivanova K., Siwy Z. (2004): Searching for Self-Similarity in Switching Time and Turbulent Cascades in Ion Transport through a Biochannel. A Time Delay Asymmetry, Physica A 336, 319-333.

  27. Martin C.R., Siwy, Z. (2004): Molecular Filters, Pores Within Pores, Nature Materials News & Views 3, 284-285.

  28. Fulinski A., Kosinska I., Siwy Z. (2004): On Validity of Continuous Modelling of Ion Transport Through Nanochannels, Europhysics Letters 67, 683-689.

  29. Siwy Z., Heins E., Harrell C.C., Kohli P., Martin C.R., (2004): Conical-Nanotube Ion-Current Rectifiers: The Role of Surface Charge, Journal of the American Chemical Society 126, 10850-10851.

  30. Harrell, C.C., Kohli, P., Siwy Z., Martin C.R. (2004): DNA-Nanotube Artificial Voltage-Gated Ion Channels, Journal of the American Chemical Society 126, 15646-15647.

  31. Fulinski, A., Kosinska I.D., Siwy, Z. (2005): Transport Properties of Nanopores in Electrolyte Solutions: the Diffusional Model and Surface Currents, New Journal of Physics 7, 132 (1-18); part of Focus on Brownian Motion and Diffusion in the 21st Century.

  32. Siwy Z., Kosinska I.D., Fulinski A., Martin C.R. (2005): Asymmetric Diffusion through Asymmetric Nanopores, Physical Review Letters 94, 048102 (1-4).

  33. Siwy Z., Trofin, L., Baker, L., Kohli P., Trautmann C., Martin C.R. (2005): Protein Biosensors Based on Biofunctionalized Conical Gold Nanotubes Journal of the American Chemical Society 127, 5000-5001.

  34. Schiedt B., Healy K., Morrison A.P., Neumann R., Siwy Z. (2005): Transport of Ions and Biomolecules through Single Asymmetric Nanopores in Polymer Films, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B 236, 109-116.

  35. Fraser S.P., Diss J.K.J., Chioni A.-M., Mycielska M.E., Pan H., Yamaci,R.F., Pani F., Siwy Z. Krasowska M., Grzywna Z., Brackenbury W.J., Theodorou1 D., Koyutürk M., Kaya H., Battaloglu E., Tamburo De Bella M., Slade M.J., Tolhurst R., Palmieri C., Jiang J., Latchman D.S., Coombes R.C., Djamgoz, M.B.A. (2005): Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Expression and Potentiation of Human Breast Cancer Metastasis, Clinical Cancer Research 11, 5381-5389.

  36. Heins E., Siwy Z., Baker L., Martin C.R. (2005): Stochastic Sensing of a Porphyrin Molecule in a Conically Shaped Abiotic Nanopore, Nano Letters 5, 1824-1529.

  37. Heins E., Baker L., Siwy Z., Mota M., Martin C.R. (2005): The Effect of Crown Ether on Ion Currents through Synthetic Membranes Containing a Single Conically Shaped Nanopore Journal of Physical Chemistry 109, 18400-18407.

  38. Harrell, C.C., Siwy, Z., Martin, C.R. (2006): Fabrication of Asymmetric Nanotubes within an Abiotic Platform, Small 2, 194-198.

  39. Harrell, C.C., Choi, Y., Horne, L.P., Baker, L.A., Siwy, Z., Martin, C.R. (2006): Resistive-Pulse DNA Detection with a Conical Nanopore Sensor, Langmuir 22, 10837-10843.

  40. Siwy, Z. (2006): Ion Current Rectification in Nanopores and Nanotubes with Broken Symmetry – Revisited (feature article), Advanced Functional Materials, 16, 735-746.

  41. Siwy, Z, Powell, M., Kalman, E., Astumian, R.D., Eisenberg, R.S. (2006): Negative Incremental Resistance Induced by Calcium in Asymmetric Nanopores, Nano Letters 6, 473-477.

  42. Siwy, Z, Powell, M.R., Petrov, A. Kalman, E., Trautmann C, Eisenberg, R.S. (2006): Calcium-Induced Voltage Gating in Single Conical Nanopores, Nano Letters 6, 1729-1734.

  43. Siwy, Z., Martin C.R. (2007) Tuning Ion Current Rectification in Synthetic Nanotubes (pp. 349-366), in H. Linke and Alf Månsson (Eds.): Controlled Nanoscale Motion, Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 711, (Springer, Berlin and Heidelberg).

  44. Vlassiouk, I., Siwy, Z. (2007): Nanofluidic diode, Nano Letters 7, 552-556 (featured in Nature Nanotechnology).

  45. Kalman, E., Healy, K., Siwy, Z. (2007): Tuning of Ion Current Rectification in Asymmetric Nanopores by Signal Mixing, Europhysics Letters 78, 28002 (1-6).

  46. Martin, C.R., Siwy, Z. (2007): Learning Nature’s Way - Biosensing with Synthetic Nanopores, Science 317, 331-332.

  47. Constantin, D., Siwy, Z. (2007):Poisson Nernst-Planck Model of Ion Current Rectification through a Nanofluidic Diode, Physical Review E 76, 041202 (1-10).

  48. Kalman, E.B., Vlassiouk, I., Siwy, Z. (2008): Nanofluidic bipolar transistor, Advanced Materials 20, 293-297.

  49. Powell, M.R., Sullivan, M., Vlassiouk, I., Constantin, D., Sudre, O., Martens, C.C., Eisenberg, R.S., Siwy, Z. (2008): Nanoprecipitation Assisted Ion Current Oscillations, Nature Nanotechnology 3, 51-57.

  50. Gillespie, D., Boda, D., He Y., Apel, P., Siwy, Z.S. (2008): Synthetic Nanopores as a Test Case for Ion Channel Theories: The Anomalous Mole Fraction Effect, Biophysical Journal 95, 609-619.

  51. Vlassiouk, I., Smirnov, S., Siwy, Z.S. (2008) Ion Selectivity of Single Nanochannels, Nano Letters 8, 1978-1985.

  52. Vlassiouk, I., Smirnov, S., Siwy, Z.S. (2008): Nanofluidic Ionic Diodes. Comparison of Analytical and Numerical Solutions, ACS Nano 2, 1589-1602.

  53. He, Y., Gillespie, D, Boda, D., Vlassiouk, I., Eisenberg, R.S., Siwy Z.S. (2009): Tuning transport properties of nanofluidic devices with local charge inversion, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 5194-5202.

  54. Davenport, M., Rodriguez, A., Shea, K.J., Siwy, Z.S. (2009) Squeezing Ionic Liquids through Nanopores, Nano Letters 9, 2125-2128.

  55. Kalman, E.B., Sudre, O., Vlassiouk, I., Siwy, Z.S. (2009): Control of Ionic Transport through Gated Single Conical Nanopores, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 394, 413-419.

  56. Vlassiouk, I, Kozel, T., Siwy, Z.S. (2009): Biosensing with Nanofluidic Diodes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 8211-8220.

  57. Vlassiouk, I., Apel, P.Yu., Dmitriev, S.N., Healy, K., Siwy, Z.S. (2009): Versatile Ultrathin Nanoporous Silicon Nitride Membranes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of U.S.A. 106, 21039-21044.

  58. Powell, M.R., Vlassiouk, I., Martens, C., Siwy, Z.S. (2009): Non-equilibrium 1/f noise in rectifying nanopores. Physical Review Letters 103, 248104 (1-4).

  59. Cruz-Chu, E.R., Ritz, T., Siwy, Z.S, Schulten, K. (2009): Molecular control of ionic conduction in polymer nanopores, Faraday Discussions 143, 1-16.

  60. Innes, L., Powell, M.R.; Vlassiouk, I.; Martens, C.; Siwy, Z.S. (2010): Precipitation Induced Voltage-Dependent Ion Current Fluctuations in Conical Nanopores. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 8126-8134.

  61. Wolfram M.-T., Burger, M., Siwy, Z.S. (2010) Mathematical modeling and simulation of nanopore blocking by precipitation. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22, 454101 (1-6).

  62. Nguyen, G., Vlassiouk, I., Siwy Z.S. (2010): Comparison of bipolar and unipolar ionic diodes. Nanotechnology 21, 265301 (1-8).

  63. Powell, M.R., Martens, C., Siwy, Z.S. (2010) Asymmetric Properties of Ion Current 1/f Noise in Conically Shaped Nanopores. Chemical Physics, 375, 529-535.

  64. Siwy, Z.S., Davenport, M. (2010) News & Views: Making nanopores from nanotubes. Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 174-175.

  65. Siwy, Z.S., Davenport, M. (2010) News & Views: Nanopores: Graphene opens up to DNA. Nature Nanotechnology 5, 697-698.

  66. Powell, M.R., Sa, N., Davenport, M., Healy, K., Vlassiouk, I., Letant, S., Baker, L., Siwy, Z. (2011) Noise Properties of Rectifying Nanopores. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 8775-8783.

  67. Ali, M., Tahir, M.N., Siwy,Z., Neumann, R., Tremel, W, Ensinger, W. (2011) Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing with Horseradish Peroxidase-Modified Polymer Single Conical Nanochannels, Analytical Chemistry 83, 1673-1680.

  68. Ali, M., Ramirez, P., Tahir, M.N., Mafe, S., Siwy, Z., Neumann, R., Tremel, W., Ensinger, W. (2011) Biomolecular conjugation inside synthetic polymer nanopores via glycoprotein-lectin interactions. Nanoscale 3, 1894-1903.

  69. Nguyen, G., Howorka, S., Siwy, Z.S. (2011) Attaching DNA Strands inside Single Conical Nanopores tunes Ionic Pore Characteristics and Reveals DNA Biophysics, Journal of Membrane Biology 239, 105-113.

  70. Davenport, M., Healy, K., Siwy Z.S. (2011) Ag nanotubes and Ag/AgCl electrodes in nanoporous membranes, Nanotechnology 22, 155301 (1-8).

  71. Powell, M.R., Cleary, L., Davenport, M., Shea, K. J., Siwy, Z. S. (2011) Electric field induced wetting and dewetting in single hydrophobic nanopores. Nature Nanotechnology 6, 798-802; featured on the cover of the December issue of the journals and News and Views article (Nature Nanotechnol. 6, 759-760).

  72. Pevarnik, M., Healy, K., Davenport, M., Yenand, J., Siwy Z.S. (2012) A hydrophobic entrance enhances ion current rectification and induces dewetting in asymmetric nanopores. Analyst 137, 2944-2950.

  73. Siwy, Z.S., Howorka, S. (2012) Nanopores as protein sensors. Nature Biotechnology 30, 506-507.

  74. Pevarnik, M., Healy, K., Toimil-Molares, M.E., Morrison, A., Letant, S.E., Siwy, Z.S. (2012) Polystyrene particles reveal pore substructure as they translocate. ACS Nano 6, 7295-7302.

  75. Velasco, A., Friedman, S.G., Pevarnik, M., Siwy, Z.S., Taborek, P. (2012) Pressure-driven flow through a single nanopore. Physical Review E, Rapid Comm. 86, 025302(R) (1-5).

  76. Davenport, M., Healy, K., Pevarnik, M., Teslich, N., Cabrini, S., Morrison, A., Siwy, Z.S., Letant, S.E. (2012) The role of pore geometry in single nanoparticle detection. ACS Nano 6, 8366-8380.

  77. Pevarnik, M., Schiel, M., Yoshimatsu, K., Vlassiouk, I., Shea, K.J., Siwy Z.S. (2013) Particle deformation and concentration polarization in electroosmotic transport of hydrogels through pores, ACS Nano 7, 3720-3728.

  78. Buchsbaum, S., Mitchell, N., Martin, H. S., Wiggin, M., Marziali, A., Coveney, P. V., Siwy, Z. S., Howorka, S. (2013) Disentangling Steric and Electrostatic Factors in Nanoscale Transport Through Confined Space. Nano Letters 13, 3890-3896.

  79. Pietschmann, J.-F., Wolfram, M.-T, Burger, M., Trautmann, C., Nguyen, G., Pevarnik, M., Bayer, V., Siwy, Z.S. (2013) Rectification properties of conically shaped nanopores: consequences of miniaturization. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 16917-16926 (2013).

  80. Gamble, T., Gillette, E., Lee, S. B., Siwy, Z.S. (2013) Probing Porous Structure of Single Manganese Oxide Mesorods with Ionic Current, accepted in J. Phys. Chem. C.


  1. Howorka, S., Siwy, Z.S. Nanopores: Generation, Engineering and Single-Molecule Applications, Book Chapter: Springer Handbook of Single-Molecule Biophysics (2009), chapter 11.

  2. Howorka, S., Siwy, Z.S. (2009) Nanopore Analytics: Sensing of Single Molecules. Chemical Society Reviews 38, 2360-2384.

  3. Siwy, Z.S., Howorka, S. (2010) Engineered Voltage-Responsive Nanopores. Chemical Society Reviews, 39, 1115-1132.


  1. Grzywna Z.J., Siwy Z. (1997): Nonlinear Theory to Explain the Nature of a Single Channel Ionic Current, Cell. Mol. Biol. Lett. 2 (suppl. 2) 43-58.

  2. Siwy Z., Gu Y., Spohr H.A., Baur D., Wolf-Reber A., Spohr R., Apel P., Korchev Y.E. (2002): Nanofabricated Voltage-Gated Pore, Biophys. J. 82 (1), 1288.

  3. Martens, C., Siwy, Z.S. Nolinear Dynamics of Nanopore Current Oscillations. Proceedings of the NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, June 22-25, 2009.

  4. Pepy, G., Boesecke, P., Kuklin, A., Manceau, E., Schiedt, B., Siwy, Z., Toulemonde, M., Trautmann, C. (2007) Cylindrical nanochannels in ion-track polycrbonate membranes studied by small-angle X-ray scattering, Journal of Applied Crystallography 40, 1-5.


  1. Spohr, Reimar; Apel, Yu Pavel; Korchev, Yuri; Siwy, Zuzanna; Yoshida, Masaru. Method for Etching at Least One Ion Track to a Pore in a Membrane and Electrolytic Cell for Preparing Said Membrane. Publ. date: March 14, 2002, PCT Int. Appl. (2002), patent nr. WO0220877, Priority nr: DE20001044565 20000908.

  2. Siwy, Zuzanna; Dobrev, Dobri D.; Neumann, Reinhard; Trautmann, Christina; Voss, Kai. Method of Producing Nanostructures in Membranes, and Asymmetrical Membrane. Publ. date: August 27, 2003, Patent Nr: EP1338329, Priority nr DE20021008023 20020226

  3. Siwy, Zuzanna; Behrends, Jan; Fertig, Niels; Fulinski, Andrzej; Martin, Charles R.; Neumann, Reinhard; Trautmann, Christina; Molares, Eugenia T. Nanodevice for Charged Particle Flow and Method for Producing Same, Publ. date: April 8, 2004, nr. WO2004028673, Priority numbers: DE20021044914 20020925; US20020254947 20020925

  4. Martin, Charles R.; Siwy, Zuzanna; Trofin, Lacramioara; Harrell, Christopher C.; Howorka, Stefan; Kohli, Punit, Chemical Particle and Biosensing with Nanopore and Nanotube Containing Membranes and Films, filing date Sept. 29, 2004, UF No. 11537.

  5. Palusinski, Olgierd, A; Lee, Jaeheon, Bartley, K.; Zareba Grzegorz; Siwy, Zuzanna, Technology for Building Capacitors Using Templates with Nano Scale Pores, invention disclosure UA05-068, filed March 2005.

  6. Palusinski, Olgierd, A; Lee, Jaeheon; Siwy, Zuzanna, One-Mask Process for Two-Sided Electrodeposition into Templated Nanostructures for Fabricating Interdigitated Energy Storage Devices (IESD), UA07-036, UC 2007-397-1, filed Jan. 2007.

  7. Siwy, Zuzanna; Vlassiouk, Ivan, Vlassiouk, Nanopatterning of Asymmetric Surfaces by Reaction-Limited Processes Based on Steady-State Distribution of the Modification Agent, filed in April 2007 at UCI.

  8. Siwy, Zuzanna; Vlassiouk, Ivan, Apel, Pavel, Dmitriev, Sergey. Nanoporous Inorganic Membranes and Films, Methods of Making and Usage Thereof, US patent application filed in June, 2010

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