Patrick Charbonneau, Assistant 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. Y. Jin, P. Charbonneau, Mapping the arrest of the random Lorentz gas to the dynamical transition of simple glass formers (Submitted, 2014) [0688]  [abs].
  3. 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].
  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, PLOS ONE, vol. 9 no. 7 (2014), pp. e101123 [7012], [doi]  [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, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, vol. 2014 (2014), pp. P10009 [2549], [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