Scott Michael Slone

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Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

I am a graduate researcher in both the Physics and Materials Science departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am originally a materials scientist and experimentalist, but by working with the group of Professor Aleksei Aksimentiev I hope to combine the disciplines of materials science and biophysics to better understand cutting-edge problems in nanomanufacturing. My current research focuses on the mechanical properties of DNA origami, DNA bricks, and other forms of DNA nanotechnology.


  1. Scott Michael Slone, Chen-Yu Li, Jejoong Yoo, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Molecular mechanics of DNA bricks: in situ structure, mechanical properties and ionic conductivity." New Journal of Physics 18:055012 (2016). PDF icon supporting_information.pdf (7.84 MB)