Patrick Charbonneau

Patrick Charbonneau

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

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, Yuan, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Communication: Microphase equilibrium and assembly dynamics.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 147, no. 9, Sept. 2017, p. 091102. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4996904. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, and Sho Yaida. “Nontrivial Critical Fixed Point for Replica-Symmetry-Breaking Transitions.Physical Review Letters, vol. 118, no. 21, May 2017, p. 215701. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.118.215701. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pham, An T., et al. “Phase diagram and aggregation dynamics of a monolayer of paramagnetic colloids.Physical Review. E, vol. 95, no. 5–1, May 2017, p. 052607. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.95.052607. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fu, Lin, et al. “Assembly of hard spheres in a cylinder: a computational and experimental study.Soft Matter, vol. 13, no. 18, May 2017, pp. 3296–306. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c7sm00316a. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P., et al. “Glass and Jamming Transitions: From Exact Results to Finite-Dimensional Descriptions.” Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, vol. 8, Mar. 2017, pp. 265–88. Scopus, doi:10.1146/annurev-conmatphys-031016-025334. Full Text Open Access Copy

Yaida, Sho, et al. “Point-to-set lengths, local structure, and glassiness.Physical Review. E, vol. 94, no. 3–1, Sept. 2016, p. 032605. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.94.032605. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhuang, Yuan, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Recent Advances in the Theory and Simulation of Model Colloidal Microphase Formers.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 120, no. 32, Aug. 2016, pp. 7775–82. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b05471. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Universal Non-Debye Scaling in the Density of States of Amorphous Solids.Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, no. 4, July 2016, p. 045503. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.117.045503. Full Text Open Access Copy

Berthier, Ludovic, et al. “Growing timescales and lengthscales characterizing vibrations of amorphous solids.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 113, no. 30, July 2016, pp. 8397–401. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1607730113. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P., et al. “Linking dynamical heterogeneity to static amorphous order.” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, vol. 2016, no. 7, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2016/07/074004. Full Text Open Access Copy


Charbonneau, Patrick, and Lin Fu. Data and scripts from: Hard sphere packings within cylinders. 21 Mar. 2017. Manual, doi:10.7924/G8SF2T3Z. Full Text

Fu, Lin, and Patrick Charbonneau. Data and scripts from: Assembly of hard spheres in a cylinder: a computational and experimental study. 20 Mar. 2017. Manual, doi:10.7924/G82Z13F1. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. Data and scripts from: Point-to-set lengths, local structure, and glassiness. 14 Sept. 2016. Manual, doi:10.7924/G8BG2KWP. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. Data and scripts from: Linking dynamical heterogeneity to static amorphous order. 16 May 2016. Manual, doi:10.7924/G8VD6WC5. Full Text