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Robert Riehn

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Programs


Professor Riehn received his PhD from Cambridge University in 2003, was a research associate at Princeton University from 2003 to 2006, and joined the NC State Department of Physics as assistant professor in 2006.

His research is in biophysics and soft-condensed matter, and deals with the physics of biological molecules in nano-scale environments.

Select Publications

Near-field enhanced ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy using aluminum bow-tie nano-antenna.
Ling Li, Shuang Fang Lim, Alexander A. Puretzky, Robert Riehn, and H. D. Hallen,
Applied Physics Letters 101 (11), 2012, doi:10.1063/1.4746747

Fluctuation modes of nanoconfined DNA.
Alena Karpusenko, Joshua H. Carpenter, Chunda Zhou, Shuang Fang Lim, Junhan Pan, and Robert Riehn,
Journal of Applied Physics, 2012, art. no. 024701,doi:10.1063/1.3675207

Collapse of DNA in ac electric fields.
Chunda Zhou, Walter W. Reisner, Rory J. Staunton, Amir Ashan, Robert H. Austin, and Robert Riehn,
Physical Review Letters, 2011, 106 (24), art. no. 248103. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.248103

Density fluctuations dispersion relationship for a polymer confined to a nanotube.
Joshua H. Carpenter, Alena Karpusenko, Junhan Pan, Shuang Fang Lim, and Robert Riehn,
Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 98, 253704, doi:10.1063/1.3602922

DNA Methylation Profiling in Nanochannels.
Shuang Fang Lim, Alena Karpusenko, John J. Sakon, Joseph A. Hook, Tyra A. Lamar, Robert Riehn,
Biomicrofluidics. Accepted for publication. 2011, doi:10.1063/1.3613671

DNA condensation by field-induced non-equilibrium noise.
Bruinsma RF, Riehn R,
Chemphyschem., 2009, 10 (16), 2871-5.(full)

Stretching chromatin through confinement.
Diana E. Streng, Shuang Fang Lim, Junhan Pan, Alena Karpusenka and Robert Riehn,
Lab on a Chip, 9, 2772 - 2774,(2009) DOI: 10.1039/b909217j, (full)

Upconverting nanophosphors for bioimaging.
Shuang Fang Lim, Robert Riehn, Chih-kuan Tung, William S Ryu, Rui Zhuo, Joanna Dalland and Robert H Austin,
Nanotechnology 20 No 40 (7 October 2009) 405701 (full)

Complementary metal oxide semiconductor compatible fabrication and characterization of parylene-C covered nanofluidic channels with integrated nanoelectrodes.
Tung CK, Riehn R, Austin RH.
BIOMICROFLUIDICS 3(3), 031101 (2009) (full)

Single molecule correlation spectroscopy in continuous flow mixers with zero-mode waveguides.
D. Liao, P. Galajda, R. Riehn, R. Ilic, J. L. Puchalla, H. G. Yu, H. G. Craighead and R. H. Austin,
Optics Express, 16, 10077-10090. (2008) (full)