Group leader

Dr. Grégory F. Schneider

Capture d’écran 2015-02-23 à 22.32.16

Tel.:+31 (0)71 527 2700
Office address
Gorlaeus Laboratories
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number EE.4.11
Personal page


Professional experience

December 2013-now: Tenure-track in Soft Matter Chemistry at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry.
2009-2013: post-doctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology with Prof. Cees Dekker.
2006-2009: post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University, MA, USA with Prof. George Whitesides.
2002-2005: doctoral researcher and teacher at the University of Strasbourg (formerly University Louis Pasteur), Institute Charles Sadron, CNRS, France with Prof. Gero Decher


2005: PhD in Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. Thesis advisor: Gero Decher
2002: Master Degree in Chemistry and Physics of Polymers, Materials and Surfaces, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
2000: Bachelor Degree in Physical Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

Research grants and fellowships

VIDI (2014) NWO-CW
VENI (2015) NWO-CW, Wangyang Fu
ERC Starting Grant (2014), obtained from the European Research Council
FP7 Small or medium-scale focused research project targeted to SMEs (2013), DECATHLON

Postdoctoral fellowship Lavoiser (2006)
Doctoral scholarship (2002), obtained from the French Ministry of National Education and Research (MENRT)

Key publications


Quantum and electrochemical interplays in hydrogenated graphene. Lin Jiang, Wangyang Fu, Yuvraj Y Birdja, Marc TM Koper, Grégory F Schneider.
Nature communications 9 (1), 793. doi

Hydrophilicity of graphene in water through transparency to polar and dispersive interactions. LA Belyaeva, PMG van Deursen, KI Barbetsea, GF Schneider.
Advanced materials 30 (6), 1703274. doi


Molecular caging of graphene with cyclohexane: transfer and electrical transport. LA Belyaeva, W Fu, H Arjmandi-Tash, GF Schneider.
ACS central science 2 (12), 904-909. doi


1/f noise in graphene nanopores. Heerma S, Schneider GF, Rozemuller M, Vicarelli L, Zandbergen H, Dekker C.
Nanotechnology 2015, 26, 074001. doi


Tailoring the hydrophobicity of graphene for its use as nanopores for DNA translocation. Schneider GF, Xu Q, Hage S, Luik S, Spoor JNH, Malladi S, Zandbergen H, Dekker C.
Nature communications 4, 2619. doi


DNA sequencing with nanopores. Schneider GF, Dekker C.
Nature biotechnology 30 (4), 326. doi


DNA translocation through graphene nanopores.  Grégory F Schneider, Stefan W Kowalczyk, Victor E Calado, Grégory Pandraud, Henny W Zandbergen, Lieven MK Vandersypen, Cees Dekker.
Nano letters 10 (8), 3163-3167. doi

Wedging transfer of nanostructures. GF Schneider, VE Calado, H Zandbergen, LMK Vandersypen, C Dekker.
Nano letters 10 (5), 1912-1916. doi


Multifunctional cytotoxic stealth nanoparticles – A model approach with potential in cancer therapies. GF Schneider, V Subr, K Ulbrich, G Decher.
Nano letters 9 (2), 636-642. doi


Pathway for unfolding of ubiquitin in sodium dodecyl sulfate, studied by capillary electrophoresis. GF Schneider, BF Shaw, A Lee, E Carillho, GM Whitesides.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 (51), 17384-17393. doi


Distance-dependent fluorescence quenching on gold nanoparticles ensheathed with layer-by-layer assembled polyelectrolytes. Grégory Schneider, Gero Decher, Nicolas Nerambourg, Raïssa Praho, Martinus HV Werts, Mireille Blanchard-Desce.
Nano letters 6 (3), 530-536. doi


From functional core/shell nanoparticles prepared via layer-by-layer deposition to empty nanospheres. G Schneider, G Decher.
Nano Letters 4 (10), 1833-1839. doi

For a complete list of Dr. Grégory Schneider’s publications, please visit the Leiden University website.