Derek Stein

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Derek Stein is associate professor of Physics at Brown University, where he joined the faculty in 2006. He received a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University in 2003. His research interests include nanofluidics, nanopores, polymer physics, and the development of techniques for analyzing DNA and proteins at the level of single molecules. He is also interested in sustainable architecture and the development of energy-efficient construction materials and techniques. He served as the Brown faculty advisor to the Brown/RISD/Erfurt Techstyle Haus team that competed in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe.


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