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

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

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

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

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

Charbonneau, P, Jin, Y, Parisi, G, Rainone, C, Seoane, B, and Zamponi, F. "Numerical detection of the Gardner transition in a mean-field glass former." Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics 92.1 (July 21, 2015): 012316-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Jin, Y, and Charbonneau, P. "Dimensional study of the dynamical arrest in a random Lorentz gas." Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics 91.4 (April 27, 2015): 042313-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P, Corwin, EI, Parisi, G, and Zamponi, F. "Jamming criticality revealed by removing localized buckling excitations." Physical review letters 114.12 (March 27, 2015): 125504-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Yang, Y, Fu, L, Marcoux, C, Socolar, JES, Charbonneau, P, and Yellen, BB. "Phase transformations in binary colloidal monolayers." Soft matter 11.12 (March 2015): 2404-2415. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P, Jin, Y, Parisi, G, and Zamponi, F. "Hopping and the Stokes-Einstein relation breakdown in simple glass formers." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.42 (October 6, 2014): 15025-15030. Full Text Open Access Copy