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.

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • Chem 543.01, Statistitcal thermodynam Synopsis
    Lsrc b102, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
  • Chem 544.01, Statistical mechanics Synopsis
    Lsrc b102, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM

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