Patrick Charbonneau

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

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Numerical detection of the Gardner transition in a mean-field glass former..” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 92, no. 1, July 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.92.012316. Full Text Open Access Copy

Jin, Yuliang, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Dimensional study of the dynamical arrest in a random Lorentz gas..” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 91, no. 4, Apr. 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.91.042313. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Jamming criticality revealed by removing localized buckling excitations..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 12, Mar. 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.125504. Full Text Open Access Copy

Yang, Ye, et al. “Phase transformations in binary colloidal monolayers..” Soft Matter, vol. 11, no. 12, Mar. 2015, pp. 2404–15. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5sm00009b. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Hopping and the Stokes-Einstein relation breakdown in simple glass formers..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111, no. 42, Oct. 2014, pp. 15025–30. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1417182111. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P., et al. “Exact theory of dense amorphous hard spheres in high dimension. III. the full replica symmetry breaking solution.” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, vol. 2014, no. 10, Oct. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2014/10/P10009. Full Text Open Access Copy

Marcoux, Catherine, et al. “Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models..” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 90, no. 1, July 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.90.012136. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fusco, Diana, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Competition between monomeric and dimeric crystals in schematic models for globular proteins..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 118, no. 28, July 2014, pp. 8034–41. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp5011428. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fusco, Diana, et al. “Characterizing protein crystal contacts and their role in crystallization: rubredoxin as a case study..” Soft Matter, vol. 10, no. 2, Jan. 2014, pp. 290–302. Epmc, doi:10.1039/C3SM52175C. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Fractal free energy landscapes in structural glasses..” Nature Communications, vol. 5, Jan. 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms4725. Full Text Open Access Copy