Patrick Charbonneau, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics  

Patrick Charbonneau

Office Location: 5329 French Science, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
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
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006
B.S., McGill University (Canada), 2001

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 2017):

  • Chem 543.01, Statistitcal thermodynam Synopsis
    Gross hall 104, MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM
  • Chem 544.01, Statistical mechanics Synopsis
    Lsrc b102, MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Charbonneau, P; Li, YC; Pfister, HD; Yaida, S, Cycle-expansion method for the Lyapunov exponent, susceptibility, and higher moments, Physical review. E, vol. 96 no. 3 (September, 2017) [doi] .
  2. Zhuang, Y; Charbonneau, P, Communication: Microphase equilibrium and assembly dynamics., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 147 no. 9 (September, 2017), pp. 091102 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Charbonneau, P; Yaida, S, Nontrivial Critical Fixed Point for Replica-Symmetry-Breaking Transitions., Physical Review Letters, vol. 118 no. 21 (May, 2017), pp. 215701 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Pham, AT; Zhuang, Y; Detwiler, P; Socolar, JES; Charbonneau, P; Yellen, BB, Phase diagram and aggregation dynamics of a monolayer of paramagnetic colloids., Physical review. E, vol. 95 no. 5-1 (May, 2017), pp. 052607 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Fu, L; Bian, C; Shields, CW; Cruz, DF; L√≥pez, GP; Charbonneau, P, Assembly of hard spheres in a cylinder: a computational and experimental study., Soft Matter, vol. 13 no. 18 (May, 2017), pp. 3296-3306 [doi]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Professor Charbonneau studies soft matter. His work combines theory and simulation to understand the glass problem, protein crystallization, microphase formation, and colloidal assembly in external fields.

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