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Joseph Robertson (Fed)

Dr. Robertson is a Physical Scientist in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory at NIST. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining NIST, he was a post doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Joseph joined NIST through a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Research fellowship. His current research interests included molecular and ion transport in model membrane systems, single molecule biosensors, electrochemical charge storage, and the structure-function relationship in protein and synthetic macromolecules.



Engineering Nanopore Approaches toward Protein Sequencing

Xiaojun Wei, Tadas Penkauskas, Joseph Reiner, Mark Uline, Qian Wang, Sheng Li, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Joseph Robertson, Chang Liu
Biotechnological innovations have vastly improved the capacity to perform large-scale protein studies, while the methods we have of identifying and quantifying

Nanopore sensing: a physical-chemical approach

Joseph W. Robertson, Madhav Ghimire, Joseph Reiner
Protein nanopores have emerged as an important class of sensor, for the understanding of biophysical processes, such as molecular transport across membranes

Patents (2018-Present)

Molecular Scrivener For Reading Or Writing Data To A Macromolecule

NIST Inventors
Joseph Robertson and Kin (Charles) Cheung
A molecular scrivener reads data from or writes data to a macromolecule and includes: a pair of shielding electrodes; a scrivener electrode between the first and second shielding electrodes and that electrically floats at a third potential that, in an absence of a charged or dipolar moiety of the
Created October 9, 2019, Updated September 12, 2023