Patrick Charbonneau

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Location: 
5329 French Science, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90347, Durham, NC 27708-0347
(919) 613-6261


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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2006

  • B.S., McGill University (Canada) 2001

Zhuang, Y, and Charbonneau, P. "Equilibrium Phase Behavior of the Square-Well Linear Microphase-Forming Model." The journal of physical chemistry. B 120.26 (July 2016): 6178-6188. Full Text Open Access Copy

McManus, JJ, Charbonneau, P, Zaccarelli, E, and Asherie, N. "The physics of protein self-assembly." Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 22 (April 2016): 73-79. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fu, L, Steinhardt, W, Zhao, H, Socolar, JES, and Charbonneau, P. "Hard sphere packings within cylinders." Soft matter 12.9 (March 2016): 2505-2514. Full Text Open Access Copy

Tavarone, R, Charbonneau, P, and Stark, H. "Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for birefringence relaxation of photo-switchable molecules on a surface." The Journal of chemical physics 144.10 (March 2016): 104703-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhuang, Y, Zhang, K, and Charbonneau, P. "Equilibrium Phase Behavior of a Continuous-Space Microphase Former." Physical review letters 116.9 (March 2016): 098301-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Marcoux, C, Byington, TW, Qian, Z, Charbonneau, P, and Socolar, JES. "Erratum: Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models [Phys. Rev. E 90 , 012136 (2014)]." Physical Review E 93.2 (February 2016). Full Text Open Access Copy

Berthier, L, Charbonneau, P, and Yaida, S. "Efficient measurement of point-to-set correlations and overlap fluctuations in glass-forming liquids." The Journal of chemical physics 144.2 (January 2016): 024501-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fusco, D, and Charbonneau, P. "Soft matter perspective on protein crystal assembly." Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces 137 (January 2016): 22-31. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

Owens, CE, Shields, CW, Cruz, DF, Charbonneau, P, and López, GP. "Highly parallel acoustic assembly of microparticles into well-ordered colloidal crystallites." Soft matter 12.3 (January 2016): 717-728. Full Text Open Access Copy

Tavarone, R, Charbonneau, P, and Stark, H. "Phase ordering of zig-zag and bow-shaped hard needles in two dimensions." The Journal of chemical physics 143.11 (September 2015): 114505-. Full Text Open Access Copy