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Manager Brain-Inspired Computing Research, Research Staff Member - IBM Research Australia
Honorary Research Fellow - Center for Neural Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne

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2017

Micro-droplet fluidic cell for fast ionic current detection using nanopores, US Patent 9,714,933 issued
S. Harrer, Y. H. Kwark, S. Polonsky

Open microphone perpetual conversation analysis, US Patent 9,710,460 issued
S. Harrer, M. S. Brown, L. Plant

Nano-fluidic field effective device to control DNA transport through the same, US Patent 9,651,518 issued
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, G. Stolovitzky

Fast - nanofluidic sensor comprising spatially separated functional sensing components, UK Patent 2,539,085 issued
S. Harrer, C. Schieber, J. Baldauf

Nano-fluidic field effective device to control DNA transport through a nano channel comprising a set of electrodes, UK Patent 2,494,021 issued
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, G. Stolovitzky


2016

DNA sequencing using multiple metal layer structure with different organic coatings forming different transient bondings to DNA, US Patent 9,513,277 issued
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, H. Peng, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. Stolovitzky, P. S. Waggoner

Feedback control of dimensions in nanopore and nanofluidic devices, US Patent 9,422,154 issued
S. Harrer, S. M. Rossnagel, P. S. Waggoner

Media consumer viewing and listening behavior, US Patent Application 20160180362A1
S. Harrer, L. Plant, M. S. Brown

Nanofluidic sensor comprising spatially separated functional sensing components, US Patent 9,309,590 issued [also see 9,303,310]
S. Harrer, C. Schieber, J. Baldauf

DNA sequencing using multiple metal layer structure with different organic coatings forming different transient bondings to DNA, US Patent 9,285,339 issued [also see US 8,986,524]
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, H. Peng, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. Stolovitzky, P. S. Waggoner

Directed surface functionalization on selected surface areas of topographical features with nanometer resolution, US Patent 9,255,321 issued
S. Harrer, J. Baldauf, C. Schieber

Directed surface functionalization on selected surface areas of topographical features with nanometer resolution, US Patent US 9,297,062 issued [also see US 9,255,321]
S. Harrer, C. Schieber, J. Baldauf

Nanofluidic sensor comprising spatially separated functional sensing components, US Patent 9,303,310 issued
S. Harrer, C. Schieber, J. Baldauf

DNA sequencing using multiple metal layer structure with different organic coatings forming different transient bondings to DNA, US Patent Application 20160139105A1
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, H. Peng, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. A Stolovitzky, P. S. Waggoner


2015

Detection of translocation events using graphene-based nanopore assemblies, US Patent Application US 20150377380. A1
S. Harrer, J. Baldauf, M. Downton, N. Gunn, S. Kannam, C. Schieber, J. Wagner

Micro-droplet fluidic cell for fast ionic current detection using nanopores, US Patent Application US 20150209779
S. Harrer, Y. Kwark, S. Polonsky

Nanofluidic sensor comprising spatially separated functional sensing components, US Patent Application US 20150104354 [cont. US 20150104587]
S. Harrer, C. Schieber, J. Baldauf

DNA sequencing using multiple metal layer structure with different organic coatings forming different transient bondings to DNA, US Patent 8,986,524 issued
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, H. Peng, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. Stolovitzky, P. S. Waggoner

Nano-fluidic field effective device to control DNA transport through the same, US Patent 8,940,148 B2 issued
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, G. Stolovitzky


2014

Feedback control of dimensions in nanopore and nanofluidic devices, UK Patent 2,499,161 issued
S. Harrer, S. M. Rossnagel, P. S. Waggoner

Modifying single proteins (GPCR), ligands, and nanopore surfaces to create binding-induced molecular changes of protein-ligand complexes detected in nanochannel translocation, US Patent 8,835,362 issued
S. Harrer, M. Downton, N. Gunn, P. Rogers, J. Wagner, R. Bathgate, D. Scott, S. Skafidas

Modifying proteins (GPCR), ligands, and nanopore surfaces to allow the detection of binding-induced molecular changes of protein-ligand complexes with nanochannel translocation, US Patent Application US20140179540A1
S. Harrer, M. Downton, N. Gunn, P. Rogers, J. Wagner, R. Bathgate, D. Scott, S. Skafidas

Nano-Pipet Fabrication, US Patent Application US 20140103582A1
S. Harrer, J. A. Ott, S. Polonsky

Nano-Pipet Fabrication, US Patent Application US 20140105794A1, [cont. 20140103582A1]
S. Harrer, J. A. Ott, S. Polonsky

Charged Entities as locomotive to control motion of polymers through a nanochannel,[also see US 8,641,879], US Patent 8,691,067 issued
S. Harrer, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. A. Stolovitzky, G. F. Walker

Crossed slit structure for nanopores (device patent), US Patent Application 20140004300A1
S. Harrer, J. Bai, S. Polonsky, S. M. Rossnagel

Crossed slit structure for nanopores (method patent), US Patent Application 20140001149A1
S. Harrer, J. Bai, S. Polonsky, S. M. Rossnagel

Semiconductor devices having nanochannels confined by nanometer-spaced electrodes, [also see US 8,558,326], US Patent 8,691,608 issued
S. Harrer, S. Polonsky, M. B. Ketchen, J. A. Ott

Charged Entities as locomotive to control motion of polymers through a nanochannel, US Patent 8,641,879 and UK Patent 2,507,706 issued
S. Harrer, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. A. Stolovitzky, G. F. Walker

DNA sequencing using multiple metal layer structure with organic coatings forming transient bonding to DNA bases, US Patent 8,764,968 issued
A. Afzali-Ardakani, S. Harrer, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, H. Peng. S. M. Rossnagel, G. Stolovitzky, P. S. Waggoner, G. F. Walker

Methods of directed self-assembly and layered structures formed therefrom, US Patent 8,623,458, UK Patent 2,485,941, and China Patent ZL201080057340.8 issued
J. Cheng, M. E. Colburn, S. Harrer, W. D. Hinsberg, S. J. Holmes, H.-C. Kim, D. P. Sanders


2013

Functionally switchable self-assembled coating compound for controlling translocation of molecule through nanopores (device patent), US Patent Application 20130264219
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, H. Peng, G. A. Stolovitzky, D. Wang

Semiconductor devices having nanochannels confined by nanometer-spaced electrodes, US Patent 8,558,326 issued
S. Harrer, S. Polonsky, M. B. Ketchen, J. A. Ott

Functionally switchable self-assembled coating compound for controlling translocation of molecule through nanopores, US Patent Application 20130263946
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, B. Luan, H. Peng, G. A. Stolovitzky, D. Wang

Method of fabricating dual damascene structures using a multilevel multiple exposure patterning scheme, US Patent 8,536,031 issued
J. C. Arnold, K.-J. Chen, M. E. Colburn, D. L. Goldfarb, S. Harrer, S. J. Holmes, P. Varanasi

Forming an electrode having reduced corrosion and water decomposition on surface using a custom oxide layer, US Patent 8,598,081 issued
A. Afzali-Ardakani, S. Ahmed, H. Deligianni, D. L. Goldfarb, S. Harrer, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, X. Shao, G. A. Stolovitzky

Nanotemplate Arbitrary-Imprint Lithography, US Patent 8,603,381 issued
K. K. Berggren, S. Harrer, G. A. Salvatore, J. K. Yang

Forming an electrode having reduced corrosion and water decomposition on surface using an organic protective layer, US Patent 8,354,336 issued
S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani, S. Ahmed, H. Deligianni, D. L. Goldfarb, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, X. Shao, G. A. Stolovitzky


2012

DNA motion control based on nanopore with organic coating forming transient bonding to DNA, US Patent Application US 2012/0193235A1
A. Afzali-Ardakani, S. Harrer, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, H. Peng, S. M. Rossnagel, A. K. Royyuru, G. Stolovitzky, P. S. Waggoner

over 10 more US and WO patent applications filed, publication pending
S. Harrer et. al.

Feedback control of dimensions in nanopore and nanofluidic devices, US Patent Application 20120103821A1 and WO Patent Application 2012059251
S. Harrer, S. M. Rossnagel, P. S. Waggoner


2011

Nano-fluidic field effective device to control DNA transport through a nano channel comprising a set of electrodes, WO Patent Application 2011160989
B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, D. Newns, S. Polonsky, G. A. Stolovitzky, H. Peng, S. Rossnagel, S. Harrer, A. Afzali-Ardakani

Reducing corrosion and water decomposition on a surface of a titanium nitride electrode, US Patent Application 20110308969A1
A. Afzali-Ardakani, S. Ahmed, H. Deligianni, S. Harrer, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, X. Shao, G. A. Stolovitzky

Forming an electrode having reduced corrosion and water decomposition on surface using an organic protective layer, US Patent Application 20110312176A1
A. Afzali-Ardakani, S. Ahmed, J. Deligianni, D. L. Goldfarb, S. Harrer, B. Luan, G. J. Martyna, H. Peng, S. Polonsky, S. Rossnagel, X. Shao, G. A. Stolovitzky


2008

Mold for generating nanostructures, and mold holder unit, WO Patent Application 2008138361
S. Harrer, S. Strobel, S. Luber, G. Scarpa, F. Brunetti, P. Lugli, M. Tornow, G. Abstreiter