Steven Buchsbaum

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925 424 2161



Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Irvine (in progress)
M.S., Physics, University of California, Irvine (2012)
B.S., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (2010)


My research is focused on nanofluidic phenomena in nanotubes which are relevant for sensing and energy storage applications.  Specifically, the transport of small versus bulky ions and the translocation of single molecules through narrow carbon nanotube channels that approach molecular dimensions.  I am also interested in the development and fabrication of the nanofluidic devices which are used.

Recent publications

Buchsbaum, S. F., Nguyen, G., Howorka, S., Siwy, Z. S. (2014). “DNA-Modified Polymer Pores Allow pH and Voltage-Gated Control of Channel Flux.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (28): 9902–9905.

Buchsbaum, S. F., 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 Lett. 13 (8): 3890-3896.

Ferguson, B. S., Buchsbaum, S. F., Wu, T., Hsieh, K., Xiao, Y., Sun, R., Soh, H. T. (2011). “Genetic Analysis of H1N1 Influenza Virus from Throat Swab Samples in a Microfluidic System for Point-of-Care Diagnostics.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133(23): 9129-9135.

Ferguson, B. S., Buchsbaum, S. F., Swensen, J. S., Hsieh, K., Lou, X., Soh, H. T. (2009). “Integrated Microfluidic Electrochemical DNA Sensor.” Anal. Chem. 81(15): 6503-6508.