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

Charbonneau, P., et al. “Synthesis of a prodrug: A semi-empirical PM3 study.” Journal of Molecular Structure: Theochem, vol. 574, no. 1–3, Nov. 2001, pp. 85–91. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0166-1280(01)00586-3. Full Text

Spivey, A. C., et al. “Energy barriers to rotation in axially chiral analogues of 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine.The Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 66, no. 22, Nov. 2001, pp. 7394–401. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jo015593q. Full Text