Alex Noy joined LLNL in 1998 as the lab's inaugural E.O. Lawrence Fellow, and became a staff scientist after the fellowship term. He is currently a research scientist at the Materials Science Division. His research centers on the fundamental studies of nanomaterials and biomaterials, where he studies nanofluidic transport and separations phenomena. In particular his group investigates water and ion transport in ultra-small carbon nanotube channels and other low-dimensional materials to enable novel precision separation solutions. Another set of activities in his group centers on surface characterization with atomic force microscopy (AFM) with an emphasis on high-speed AFM imaging of biological molecules and materials surfaces. Noy has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and has 10 US and international patents. He also has an Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of California Merced.
Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University, 1997
M.S., Chemistry, Harvard University, 1995
B.A., Chemistry/Physics, Moscow State University, 1992
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N.T. Ho, M. Siggel, K.V. Camacho, R.M. Bhaskara, J.M. Hicks, Y-C. Yao, Y. Zhang, J. Köfinger, G. Hummer, A. Noy, Drug delivery with carbon nanotube porin fusogens, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v. 118 (19), p. e2016974118 (2021).
Y. Li, Z. Li, F. Aydin, J. Quan, X. Chen, Y.-C. Yao, C. Zhan, Y. Chen, T. A. Pham, A. Noy Water-Ion Permselectivity of Narrow Diameter Carbon Nanotubes, Science Advances, v.6(38), eaba9966 (2020).
R. Epsztein, R.M. DuChanois, C.L. Ritt, A. Noy, M. Elimelech Towards Single-Species Selectivity of Membranes with Sub-nanometer Pores, Nature Nanotechnology v. 15, p. 426–436 (2020). Invited Perspective.
N. Noy, A. Noy Let go of your data, Nature Materials, v. 19, p.128 (2020).
R. Tunuguntla, R. Henley, Y.-C. Yao, T.A. Pham, M. Wanunu, A. Noy Enhanced water permeability and tunable ion selectivity in sub-1-nm carbon nanotube porins, Science, v. 357, p. 792–796 (2017).
X. Ma, S Zhang, F. Jiao, C. Newcomb, Y. Zhang, A. Prakash, Z. Liao, M. Baer, C. Mundy, J. Pfaendter, A. Noy, C.-L. Chen, J. De Yoreo Tuning crystallization pathways through sequence-engineering of biomimetic polymers, Nature Materials, v. 16, p. 767–774 (2017).
R. H. Tunuguntla, F. I. Allen, K. Kim, A. Belliveau, A. Noy Ultra-Fast Proton Transport in Sub-1-nm Diameter Carbon Nanotube Porins, Nature Nanotechnology, v.11 (7), p. 639-644 (2016).
J. Geng, K. Kim, J. Zhang, R. Tunuguntla, L. R. Comolli, F. I. Allen, K. R. Cho, D. Munoz, Y. M. Wang, C. P. Grigoropoulos, C. M. Ajo-Franklin, A. Noy Stochastic Transport and Gating in Carbon Nanotube Porins in Lipid Membranes, Nature, v.514, p. 612-615 (2014).
A. Noy Kinetic Model of Gas Transport in Carbon Nanotube Channels, J. Phys. Chem. C., v. 117(15), p. 7656–7660 (2013).
R.W. Friddle A. Noy, J.J. De Yoreo Interpreting the widespread non-linear force spectra of intermolecular bonds, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v.109, p. 13573-13578 (2012).
N. Misra, J.A. Martinez, S.-C. J. Huang, Y. Wang, P. Stroeve, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy Bioelectronic Silicon Nanowire Devices Utilizing Functional Membrane Proteins, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v. 106 (33), p. 13780–13784 (2009)
F. Fornasiero, H-G. Park, J. K Holt, M. Stadermann, C. P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, Ion Exclusion by sub 2-nm Carbon Nanotube Pores Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v. 105, p.17217-17221 (2008).
R. W. Friddle, M. C. LeMieux, G. Cicero, A. B. Artyukhin, V. V. Tsukruk, J. C. Grossman, G. Galli, A. Noy Single Functional Group Interactions with Carbon Nanotube Sidewalls, Nature Nanotechnology, v.2(11), p. 692-697 (2007)
J.K. Holt, H.-G. Park, Y. Wang, M. Stadermann, A.B. Artyukhin, C. Grigoropulous,
A. Noy, O. Bakajin Fast Mass Transport Through Sub-2 nm Carbon Nanotubes, Science, v. 312(5776), p. 1034-1037 (2006)
T.A. Sulchek, R.W. Friddle, K. Langry, E. Lau, H. Albrecht, T.V. Ratto, S.J. DeNardo, M. Colvin, A. Noy Dynamic Force Spectroscopy of Parallel Individual Mucin1Antibody Bonds, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.,v. 102 (46), p. 16638-16643 (2005)
C.A. Orme, A. Noy, A. Wierzbicki, M. T. McBride, M. Grantham, H.H. Teng, P.M. Dove, J.J. DeYoreo Selective Binding of Amino Acids to the Atomic Steps of Calcite Creates Chiral Structures, Nature, v.411, p.775-779 (2001)
A. Noy, D. V. Vezenov, C. M. Lieber Chemical Force Microscopy. Ann. Rev. Mater. Res., v.27, p.381-421 (1997)
C. D. Frisbie, L. F. Rosznyai, A. Noy, M. S. Wrighton, C. M. Lieber Functional Group Imaging by Chemical Force Microscopy. Science, v.265, p.2071-2074 (1994)
A. Noy (Ed.), Handbook of Molecular Force Spectroscopy, Springer, 2008
2018-19 Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lectureship (Johns Hopkins University)
R&D 100 Award for Ultrapermeable Carbon Nanotube Membranes (2010)
Frost & Sullivan Emerging Technology of the Year Award (2006)
LLNL Science and Technology Award (2001)
LLNL Lawrence Fellowship (05/1998-08/2001)