Faculty Directory
Jonathan Rivnay

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-6622Email Jonathan Rivnay




Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, College of Engineering, Stanford, CA

M. Sc. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, College of Engineering, Stanford, CA

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY

Significant Recognition

  • Materials Research Society Postdoctoral Award, 2014
  • William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award, 2011
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award, 2011
  • Robert A. Huggins Award, 2010
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2009-2011
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, 2006-2009

Significant Professional Service

  • Research Scientist, Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, CA
  • Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Bioelectronics, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Gardanne, France

Selected Publications

    A. Giovannitti, D.-T. Sbircea, S. Inal, C.B. Nielsen, E. Bandiello, D.A. Hanifi, M. Sessolo, G.G. Malliaras, I. McCulloch, J. Rivnay, "Controlling the mode of operation of organic transistors through side chain engineering," Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,USA, 113, 12017 (2016).

    J. Rivnay, S. Inal, B.A. Collins, M. Sessolo, E. Stavrinidou, X. Strakosas, C. Tassone, D.M. Delongchamp, G.G. Malliaras, "Structural control of mixed ionic and electronic transport in conducting polymers," Nature Communications, 7, 11287 (2016).

    M. Huerta, J. Rivnay, A. Hama, M. Ramuz, R.M. Owens, "Early detection of nephrotoxicity in vitro using a transparent conducting polymer device," Applied In Vitro Toxicology, 2, 17 (2016).

    J. Rivnay, P. Leleux, A. Hama, M. Ramuz, M. Huerta, G.G. Malliaras, R.M. Owens, "Using white noise to gate organic transistors for dynamic monitoring of cultured cell layers," Scientific Reports, 5, 11613 (2015).

    J. Rivnay, P. Leleux, M. Ferro, M. Sessolo, A. Williamson, D.A. Koutsouras, D. Khodagholy, M. Ramuz, X. Strakosas, R.M. Owens, C. Benar, J.-M. Badier, C. Bernard, G.G. Malliaras, "High performance transistors for bioelectronics through tuning of channel thickness," Science Advances,1, e1400251 (2015).

    A. Williamson*, J. Rivnay*, L. Kergoat*, S. Inal, A. Jonsson, I. Uguz, M. Ferro, A. Ivanov, D.T. Simon, M. Berggren, G.G. Malliaras, C. Bernard, "Controlling Epileptiform Activity with Organic Electronic Ion Pumps," Advanced Materials, 27, 3138-3144 (2015). [Featured on Front Cover].

    J. Rivnay, M. Ramuz, P. Leleux, A. Hama, M. Huerta, R.M. Owens, "Organic electrochemical transistors for cell-based impedance sensing," Appl. Phys. Lett., 106, 043301 (2015).

    P. Leleux, J. Rivnay, J.-M. Badier, C. Bénar, T. Hervé, P. Chauvel, G.G. Malliaras, "Organic electrochemical transistors for clinical applications," Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 142-147 (2015).

    J. Rivnay, R.M. Owens, G.G. Malliaras, "The rise of organic bioelectronics," Chemistry of Materials, 26, 679-685 (2013).

    R. Noriega,* J. Rivnay, * K. Vandewal, F. Koch, P. Smith, N. Stingelin, M.F. Toney, A. Salleo, "A general relationship between disorder, aggregation, and charge transport in conjugated polymers," Nature Materials, 12, 1038-1044 (2013).