Patrick Charbonneau, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics  

Patrick Charbonneau

Office Location: 5329 French Science
Office Phone: (919) 613-6261
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Chemical Physics
Theoretical condensed matter physics

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.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Ye Yang, Lin Fu, Catherine Marcoux, Joshua E. S. Socolar, Patrick Charbonneau, Benjamin B. Yellen, Martensitic Transformations in Binary Colloidal Monolayers, Soft Matter (2015) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Patrick Charbonneau, Eric I. Corwin, Giorgio Parisi, and Francesco Zamponi, Jamming Criticality Revealed by Removing “Bucklers”, Physical Review Letters (Accepted, 2015) [1411.3975v1]  [abs].
  3. P. Charbonneau, Y. Jin, G. Parisi, B. Seoane, F. Zamponi, Numerical detection of the Gardner transition in a mean-field glass former (Submitted, 2015) [1501.07244]  [abs].
  4. Y. Jin, P. Charbonneau, Mapping the arrest of the random Lorentz gas to the dynamical transition of simple glass formers (Submitted, 2014) [0688]  [abs].
  5. 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].

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