Our lab focuses on understanding the nanomechanics and transport properties of solid-state and biological nanopores using single-molecule methods. By combining approaches from physics, nanotechnology, materials science and synthetic biology, we develop nanoelectromechanical systems based on 2D materials for sensing and actuation of nanopores at the lipid bilayer interface. We perform our studies using a range of techniques including fluorescence imaging, conductance measurements, and acousto-fluidics.

Our lab is based in the Precision and Microsystems Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology and we use state-of-the-art nanofabrication and characterization facilities within the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft.

Join our team in 2021. We currently welcome applications from talented and enthusiastic master students who are interested in (bio)physics, biochemistry and nanotechnology. See the link below for possible research projects.


First day of the Caneva Lab!
May 1, 2020
Inge joins as the first master student. Welcome!
June 8, 2020
Our latest paper is out today in Nano Letters!
A Mechanically Tunable Quantum Dot in a Graphene Break Junction
June 24, 2020

Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems (DMN)


TU Delft

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