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Otto Sankey

Biography
Professor, Department of Physics, Ph.D. 1979 Washington University -- STL, Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Research Interests
Theoretical condensed matter physics and biological physics.
Publications
  • E.C. Dykeman and Otto F. Sankey. Theory of the low frequency mechanical modes and Raman spectra of the M13 bacteriophage capsid with atomic detail. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 (2009) 035116 (2009).
  • E.C. Dykeman and Otto F. Sankey. Theory of the low frequency mechanical modes and Raman spectra of the M13 bacteriophage capsid with atomic detail. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 035116 (2009) (2009).
  • E.C. Dykeman and Otto F. Sankey. Vibrational energy funneling in viruses – simulations of impulsive stimulated Raman scattering in M13 bacteriophage. J. Physics – Condensed Matter 21, 505102 6pp (2009) (2009).
  • Eric C. Dykeman, Daryn Benson, K.-T. Tsen, and Otto F. Sankey. Simulations of impulsive laser scattering of biological protein assemblies: Application to M13 bacteriophage. Physical Review E 80, 041909 (2009) (2009).
  • Jin He, Lisha Lin, Hao Liu, Peiming Zhang, Myeong Lee, Otto F. Sankey and S M Lindsay. A hydrogen-bonded electron-tunneling circuit reads the base composition of unmodified DNA. Nanotechnology 20, 075102 (2009) (2009).
  • K.-T. Tsen, S-W D. Tsen, Q. Fu, S.M. Lindsay, K. kibler, B. Jacobs, T.-C. Wu, B. karanam, S. Jagu, R.B/S. Rogen, C-F Hung, O.F. Sankey, B. Ramakrishna, and J.G. Kiang. Photonic approach to the selective inactivation of viruses with a near-infrared subpicosecond fiber laser. Journal of Biomedical Optics 14, 064042-1/7 (2009) (2009).
  • K.T. Tsen, S.-W. Tsen, E.C. Dykeman, Otto F. Sankey and J.G. Kiang. Inactivation of viruses with femtosecond laser pulses. ," Contemporary Trends in Bacteriophage Research, Editor Horace. T. Adams, Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-60692-181-4. 2009 (2009).
  • M. J. Evans, M. H. Lee, G. P. Holland, L. L. Daemen, Otto F. Sankey and Ulrich Häussermann. Vibrational properties of the gallium monohydrides SrGaGeH, BaGaSiH, BaGaGeH, and BaGaSnH,. Inorg. Chem. 48, 5602-5604 (2009) (2009).
  • M. J. Evans, V. F. Kranfak, F. J. Garcia-Garcia, G. P. Holland, L. L. Daemen, T. Proffen, M. H. Lee, Otto F. Sankey, and Ulrich Haussermann. Structural and Dynamic Properties of BaInGeH: A Rare Solid-State Indium Hydride. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 182, 2068-2073 (2009) (2009).
  • M.H. Lee and Otto F. Sankey. Insights into electron tunneling across hydrogen-bonded base-pairs in complete molecular circuits for single-stranded DNA sequencing. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 (2009) 035110 (2009).
  • M.H. Lee and Otto F. Sankey. Insights into electron tunneling across hydrogen-bonded base-pairs in complete molecular circuits for single-stranded DNA sequencing. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 035110 (2009) (2009).
  • M.H. Lee and Otto F. Sankey. Theory of tunneling across hydrogen-bonded base pairs for DNA recognition and sequencing. Physical Review E 79, 051911 1/10 (2009) (2009).
  • S. Chang, J. He, A. Kibel, M. Lee, O.F. Sankey, P. Zhang and S. Lindsay. Tunneling readout of hydrogen-bonding-based recognition. Nature Nanotechnology 4, 297-301 (2009) (2009).
  • V. F. Kranak, M. J.. Evans, L. L. Daemen, T. Proffen, M. H. Lee, O. F. Sankey, U. Haussermann. Structural and dynamic properties of the polyanionic hydrides SrAlGeH and BaAlGeH. Solid State Sciences 11, 1847–1853 (2009) (2009).
  • E.C. Dykeman and O.F. Sankey. Low Frequency Mechanical Modes of Viral Capsids: An atomistic Approach. Physical Review Letter 100, 028101-1/4 (2008) (2008).
  • M.H. Lee, M.J. Evans, L.L. Daemen, O.F. Sankey and U Haussermann. Vibrational property study of SrGa2H2 and BaGa2H2 by inelastic neutron scattering and first principles calculations. Inorganic Chemistry 47, 1496-1501 (2008) (2008).
  • M.H. Lee, T. Bjorling, B.C. Hauback, T. Utsumi, D. Moser, D. Bull, D. Noreus, Otto F. Sankey and Ulrich Haussermann. Crystal structure, electronic structure, and vibrational properties of MAlSiH M=Ca,Sr,Ba): Hydrogenation-induced semiconductors from the AlB2-type alloys MAlSi. Physical review B78, 195209 (2008) (2008).
  • K Tsen, E Dykeman, Otto Sankey, S-W Tsen, N Lin, J Kiang. Probing the low frequency vibrational modes of viruses with Raman scattering -- bacteriophage M13 in water. Journal of Biomedical Optics -- NOTE THIS WAS PUBLISHED IN 2007. What is it doing here? OFS (2007).
  • M Lee, G Speyer, Otto Sankey. Theory of electron transport through single molecules of polyaniline. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (Published in 2007 OFS) (2007).
  • E Dykeman, J Kiang, K Tsen, N Lin, S-W Tsen, Otto Sankey. Raman scattering studies of the low-frequency vibrational modes of bacteriophage M13 in water. Nanotechnology (2006).
  • Jin He, Otto Sankey, Lee Myeong, Tao Nongjian, Xiulan Li, Stuart Lindsay. Measuring single molecule conductance with break junctions. Faraday Discussions (2006).
  • K Tsen, E Dykeman, Otto Sankey, N Lin, S-W Tsen, J Kiang. Observation of the low frequency vibrational modes of bacteriophage M13 in water by Raman spectroscopy. Virology Journal (2006).
  • M Lee, G Speyer, Otto Sankey. Electron transport through single alkane molecules with different contact geometries on gold. Physica Status Solidi B - Basic Solid State Physics (2006).
  • A Demkov, L Fonseca, E E Verret, J Tomfohr, Otto Sankey. Complex band structure and the band alignment problem at the Si-high-k dielectric interface. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2005).
  • E Starikov, J Lewis, Otto Sankey. Base sequence effects on charge carrier generation in DNA: A theoretical study. International Journal of Modern Physics B: Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics, Applied Physics (2005).
  • J He, S Lindsay, F Chen, J Li, Otto Sankey, Y Terazono, C Herrero, D Gust, T Moore, A Moore. Electronic Decay Constant of Carotenoid Polyenes from Single-Molecule Measurements. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2005).
  • J He, S Lindsay, F Chen, P Liddell, J Andreasson, S Straight, D Gust, A TA Moore, J Moore, Otto Sankey. Switching of a photochromic molecule on gold electrodes: single-molecule measurements. Nanotechnology (2005).
  • P Jelinek, H Wang, J Lewis, Otto Sankey, J Ortega. Multicenter approach to the exchange-correlation interactions in ab initio tight-binding methods. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2005).
  • Tomfohr, John (Author) ,Ramachandran, Ganesh (Author) ,Sankey, Otto F (Author) ,Lindsay, Stuart M (Author) . Making contacts to single molecules: Are we there yet?. Introducing Molecular Electronics (Lecture Notes in Physics) (2005).
  • Karymov, M, Daniel, D, Sankey, Otto, Lyubchenko, Y. Holliday junction dynamics and branch migration: Single-molecule analysis. (2005).
  • Li, J, Speyer, G, Sankey, Otto. Using diverse theoretical approaches to study electron transport through organic molecules. (2005).
  • E Oussatcheva, J Pavlicek, Otto Sankey, R Sinden, Y Lyubchenko, V Potaman. Influence of Global DNA Topology on Cruciform Formation in Supercoiled DNA. Journal of Molecular Biology (2004).
  • G Speyer, J Li, Otto Sankey. Investigations of conductance of photochromic switching molecules. Physica Status Solidi B (2004).
  • H Wang, J Lewis, Otto Sankey. Band-gap tunneling states in DNA. Physical Review Letters (2004).
  • J Li, G Speyer, Otto Sankey. Conduction Switching of Photochromic Molecules. Physical Review Letters (2004).
  • J Pavlicek, E Oussatcheva, R Sinden, V Potaman, Otto Sankey, Y Lyubchenko. Supercoiling-Induced DNA Bending. Biochemistry (2004).
  • J Tomfohr, Otto Sankey. Theoretical analysis of electron transport through organic molecules. The Journal of Chemical Physics (2004).
  • Demkov, A, Fonseca, L, Tomfohr, J, Sankey, Otto. The band alignment problem at the Si-high-k dielectric interface. (2004).
  • Charles Myles, Jianjun Dong, Otto Sankey. Rattling guest atoms in Si, Ge, and Sn-based type-II clathrate materials. Physica Status Solidi B: Basic Research (2003).
  • David Adams, Rudolph Marcus, Robert Metzger, M Michel-Beyerle, John Miller, Marshall Newton, Debra Rolison, Otto Sankey, Kirk Schanze, James Yardley, Xiaoyang Zhu, Louis Brus, Christopher Chidsey, Stephen Creager, Carol Creutz, Cherie Kagan, Prashant Kamat, Marya Lieberman, Stuart Lindsay. Charge Transfer on the Nanoscale: Current Status. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2003).
  • Ganesh Ramachandran, Devens Gust, Larry Nagahara, Stuart Lindsay, John Tomfohr, Jun Li, Otto Sankey, Xristo Zarate, Alex Primak, Yuichi Terazono, Thomas Moore, Ana Moore. Electron transport properties of a carotene molecule in a metal-(Single molecule)-metal junction. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2003).
  • James Lewis, Thomas Cheatham, Eugene Starikov, Hao Wang, Otto Sankey. Dynamically Amorphous Character of Electronic States in Poly(dA)-Poly(dT) DNA. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2003).
  • Jianjun Dong, Jack Deslippe, Otto Sankey, Emmanuel Soignard, Paul McMillan. Theoretical study of the ternary spinel nitride system Si3N4-Ge3N4. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2003).
  • Jun Li, John Tomfohr, Otto Sankey. Electric field effects on the octanedithiol wire. Physica Status Solidi B: Basic Research (2003).
  • Jun Li, John Tomfohr, Otto Sankey. Theoretical study of carotene as a molecular wire. Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures (2003).
  • W Liang, H Morkoc, Kong-Thon Tsen, Otto Sankey, S Komirenko, K Kim, V Kochelap, M Wu, C Ho, W Ho. Observation of optical phonon instability induced by drifting electrons in semiconductor nanostructures. Applied Physics Letters (2003).
  • Tomfohr, John, Jun, Li, Sankey, Otto F. Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics. (2003).
  • Liang, W, Tsen, Kong-Thon, Sankey, Otto, Komirenko, Sergiy, Kim, Ki, Kochelap, Viatcheslav, Wu, Meng-Chyi, Ho, Chong-Long, Ho, Wen-Jeng, Morkoc, Hadis. Observation of field-induced optical phonon amplification in semiconductor nanostructures. (2003).
  • J Tomfohr, Otto Sankey. Complex bandstructure, decay lengths, and Fermi level alignment in simple molecular electronic systems. Physical Review B (2002).
  • J Tomfohr, Otto Sankey. Simple estimates of the electron transport properties of molecules. Phys. Status Solidi B (2002).
  • J Dong, Otto Sankey, C Myles. Theoretical Study of the Lattice Thermal Conductivity in Ge Framework Semiconductors. Physical Review Letters (2001).
  • X Cui, Stuart Lindsay, A Primak, X Zarate, J Tomfohr, Otto Sankey, Ana Moore, T AMoore, D Gust, G Harris. Reproducible Measurement of Single-Molecule Conductivity. Science (2001).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
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PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
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PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
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PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
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PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
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PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Daryn Benson and Otto Sankey. Modeling virus capsids and their protein binding – the search for weak regions within the HIV capsid. American Physical Society $corners local meeting (Oct 2010).
  • Otto Sankey. Abstract Lognumber 4CF09-2009-000260 'Vibrating virus capsids and interactions with short light pulses -- picking up good vibrations,' has been scheduled for session C2, (Symposium on Soft Matter: Biophysics II). Fall 2009 Meeting of the Four Corners Section of the APS October 23-24, 2009 Colorado School of Min (Oct 2009).
  • Otto Sankey. October 6, 2009 Tunneling electron transport and DNA sequencing Otto Sankey. CBP Chalk Talk (Oct 2009).
  • Otto Sankey. September 24, 2009 Virus Dynamics and Interactions with Short Light Pulses Otto Sankey Department of Physics Host: Andrei Belitsky. ASU Physics Dept. Colloquium (Sep 2009).
  • Otto Sankey. Modeling viruses and their interaction with light. Physics Department Colloquium, U. of Notre Dame, South Bend Indiana, Sept. 2 2009 (Sep 2009).
  • Otto Sankey. Monday, March 16, 2009 11:15AM - 11:51AM B26.00001: An atomistic approach to viral mechanical oscillations Invited Speaker: Otto F. Sankey. American Physical Society Meeting (Mar 2009).
  • Otto Sankey and Frank Tsen (We did a team presentation). 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The next step / late breaking results Discussion Leader: Mark J. Young (Montana State University) 7:30 pm - 8:05 pm Otto Sankey / Kong-Thon Tsen (Arizona State University) "Simulations and theory of virus inactivation by driving mechanical motion with ultra-fast light pulses". Gordon Conference on Physical Virology Feb 15-20, 2009 Galveston, TX (Feb 2009).
  • Otto Sankey. Virus interactions with light. Physics Department Colloquium, U Texas ElPaso, Ramon Ravelo host (Feb 2009).
  • Otto Sankey. Tunneling through DNA for sequencing applications, Nov. 3-5, 2008. Kaohsuing Taiwan, 11th Asian Workshop on First-Principles Electronic Structure Calculations, (Nov 2008).
  • Otto Sankey. Picking up good vibrations -- Mechanical oscillations of viral capsids and their excitation with lasers. Department of Physics Colloquium, University of Texas, Austin TX, (Sep 2008).
  • Otto Sankey. Viral vibrations. Condensed Matter Physics Colloquium, Ohio University, Athens OH, April 3, 2008 (Apr 2008).
  • Otto Sankey. Viral Vibrations. Physics Seminar, West Virginia University, Morgantown WVa, April 4, 2008, Viral Vibrations (Apr 2008).
  • Sankey, Otto. Workshop participant/Discussion. Workshop on quantum in biology Beyond institute (Dec 2007).
  • Sankey, Otto, Lee, Myeong, Sankey, Otto. American Physical Society 4 corners meeting (Oct 2007).
  • Sankey, Otto, Sankey, Otto. Calculation of low frequency mechanical modes of viral capsids with atomic detail. American Physical Society 4 corners (Oct 2007).
  • Dykeman, Eric, Sankey, Otto. Locating structural energy minimum of biological molecules in explicit solvent. American Physcial Society march meeting (Mar 2006).
  • Sankey, Otto, Myeong, Lee, Speyer, Gil. Theory of tunneling and electron transport through single molecules of polyaniline. APS March Meeting (Mar 2005).
  • Jin, He, Chen, Fan, Jun, Li, Sankey, Otto. Single Molecule Conductance Measurement of Photochromic Molecules and Carotenoids. APS March meeting (Mar 2005).
  • Sankey, Otto, Jun, Li, SPeyer, Gil. Modeling Conduction through Photoswitching Molecules. Workshop on Molecular Conduction (Jul 2004).
  • Sankey, Otto, Jun, Li, Speyer, Gil. Theoretical modeling of conduction switching in photochromic molecules. Materials for Molecular Electronics APS March meeting Contreal (Mar 2004).
  • Myles, Charles, Dong, Jianjun, Sankey, Otto. Single Molecule Conductance Measurement of Photochromic Molecules and Carotenoids. Americal Physical Society March Meeting (Mar 2004).
  • Speyer, G, Akis, R, Ferry, D, Li, J, Sankey, Otto. First Principles Investigations of the Conductance of Stretched Molecules. APS march meeting (Mar 2004).
  • Sankey, Otto, Jun, Li, Speyer, Gil, Tomfohr, John. Theoretical aspects of tunneling current through single organic molecules. Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructured Materials VIII
  • Sankey, Otto. Molecular electronics. 5th Motorola Workshop on Computational Materials and Electronics
  • Sankey, Otto. Molecular electronics. 9th International Workshop on Computational Electronics
  • Sankey, Otto. Molecular electronics. Materials Research Society
  • Sankey, Otto. Molecular electronics. Texas Section of the American Physical Society
  • Sankey, Otto. Schrodinger and Newton INSIDE: computer simulations of molecular electronics, materials, and nanomedicine. Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, the consortium consists of members from about 150 organizations
Service
  • Department Graduate Student admissions and recruiting, Director (2010 - Present)
  • Department Graduate Student admissions and recruiting, Director (2009 - Present)
  • Science Bowl -- Held yearly at ASU. Jr. High types compete by answering questions., Scientific judge (2009 - Present)
  • Nano Search Committee, Mmeber (2008 - Present)
  • Univerity Senate -- College of Liberal Arts and Science Senate (1 job, 2 meetings), Senator (2008 - Present)
  • University Parking Citation Appeals Board (PCAB), Board member (Judge) (2007 - Present)
  • University promotion and tenure committee, commitee member (2010 - 2013)
  • Biological Theory Search Committee, member (2010 - 2011)
  • Regents' Professor Selection Committee, Committee member (2010 - 2010)
  • Faculty Senate, Senator (2010 - 2010)
  • Graduate Program Committee, Physics, Ex Officio (2010 - 2010)
  • Facultyt Achievement Awards Committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • Department Budget and Policy Committee, member (2008 - 2010)
  • Graduate Exam Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • Budget and Policy Committee, Department member (2008 - 2009)
  • Graduate Exam Committee, member (2008 - 2009)
  • Parking Citation Appeals board, Board member to adjudicate parking citation disputes. (2008 - 2009)
  • Graduate program Committee (This is last year -- Not 2008), committee member (2007 - 2008)
  • Parking Citation Appeals Board (PCAB), (2007 - 2008)
  • Personnel Committee (Last year -- Not 2008), Chair in 2006/2007 (2006 - 2008)
  • Graduate Program Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Parking Citation Appeals Board, Judge (2006 - 2007)
  • Personnel committee, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Associate chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Biophysics Theory Search Committee (2 positions), Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Graduate Admissions (Tiiger team), Team leader (2004 - 2005)
  • Academic Review Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Biophysics Search Committie (Search for biophysics theorist), Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy, Associate Chair (2002 - 2005)
  • Tiger Team, Department of Physics and Astronomy (recruit graduate students), Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Department External Awards Committee (Seek awards for faculty, students), Member (2003)
  • NSF, Reviewer (2003)
  • Session organizer at Upcoming APS March 2004 on DNA 4way junctions, Propose session (2003)
  • Willaims Air Foce Base (RAB) Restoration Advisory Board, Community member (2003)