Patrick Charbonneau, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics  

Patrick Charbonneau

Office Location: 5329 French Science
Office Phone: (919) 613-6261
Email Address: patrick.charbonneau@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.chem.duke.edu/labs/charbonneau/

Specialties:
Chemical Physics
Theoretical condensed matter physics

Education:
BS, McGill University, Montreal, 2013
PhD, Harvard University, 2006

Research Categories: Soft condensed matter simulation and theory

Research Description: Professor Charbonneau is interested in the in- and out-of-equilibrium dynamical properties of self-assembly. Important phenomena, such as colloidal microphase formation, protein aggregation, as well as glass and gel formation, are examined using approaches that combine simulation and theory.

Teaching (Spring 2014):

  • Chem 81s.01, Intro research in chm Synopsis
    French sci 2237, W 06:15 PM-07:30 PM
  • Chem 543.01, Statistitcal thermodynam Synopsis
    Gross hall 104, MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
  • Chem 544.01, Statistical mechanics Synopsis
    Gross hall 104, MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. D. Fusco, J. J. Headd, A. de Simone, Jun Wang, P. Charbonneau, Characterizing protein crystal contacts and their role in crystallization: rubredoxin as a case study., Soft Matter, vol. 10 (2014), pp. 290 [6332], [doi]  [abs].
  2. C. Marcoux, T. W. Byington, Z. Qian, P. Charbonneau, J. E. S. Socolar, Emergence of stable limit-periodicity in tiling models (Preprint, 2014)  [abs].
  3. D. Fusco, P. Charbonneau, Competition between monomeric and dimeric crystals in schematic models for globular proteins, Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2014) [jp5011428], [doi]  [abs].
  4. Diana Fusco, Timothy J. Barnum, Andrew E. Bruno, Joseph R. Luft, Edward H. Snell, Sayan Mukherjee, Patrick Charbonneau, Statistical analysis of crystallization database links protein physicochemical features with crystallization mechanisms (Preprint, 2013) [7012]  [abs].
  5. Patrick Charbonneau, Jorge Kurchan, Giorgio Parisi, Pierfrancesco Urbani, Francesco Zamponi, Exact theory of dense amorphous hard spheres in high dimension III. The full RSB solution (Preprint, 2013) [2549]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Yuan Zhuang  
  • Lin Fu  
  • Diana Fusco  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Yuliang Jin (2013)  
  • Pablo Palafox (2011 - 2012)  
Selected Invited Lectures

  1. Dynamical Heterogeneity in a Glass-Forming Ideal Gas, November 28, 2008, Unifying Concepts in Glass Physics IV, Kyoto, Japan    
Selected Talks

  1. How can hard (hyper)spheres form glasses?, January 13, 2009, Surrey University, UK