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

Altan, Irem, et al. “Learning about Biomolecular Solvation from Water in Protein Crystals.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 122, no. 9, Mar. 2018, pp. 2475–86. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b09898. Full Text

Berthier, Ludovic, et al. “Origin of Ultrastability in Vapor-Deposited Glasses.Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 18, Nov. 2017, p. 188002. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.119.188002. Full Text Open Access Copy

Berthier, Ludovic, et al. “Configurational entropy measurements in extremely supercooled liquids that break the glass ceiling.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, no. 43, Oct. 2017, pp. 11356–61. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1706860114. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Cycle-expansion method for the Lyapunov exponent, susceptibility, and higher moments.Physical Review. E, vol. 96, no. 3–1, Sept. 2017, p. 032129. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.96.032129. Full Text Open Access Copy

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


Charbonneau, Patrick, and Yuan Zhuang. Data and scripts from: Equilibrium phase behavior of the square-well linear microphase-forming model. 9 Oct. 2018. Manual, doi:10.7924/r42z16837. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, and Sho Yaida. Data and scripts from: Nontrivial critical fixed point for replica-symmetry-breaking transitions. 8 Oct. 2018. Manual, doi:10.7924/r4cf9ns11. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. Data and scripts from: Universal non-Debye scaling in the density of states of amorphous solids. 4 Oct. 2018. Manual, doi:10.7924/r4j67dg2z. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. Data from: A microscopic model of the Stokes-Einstein Relation in arbitrary dimension. 29 May 2018. Manual, doi:10.7924/r4x061q6f. Full Text

Hu, Yi, and Patrick Charbonneau. Data and scripts from: Clustering and assembly dynamics of a one-dimensional microphase former. 14 Mar. 2018. Manual, doi:10.7924/r41n81s8j. Full Text

Altan, Irem, et al. Data and Scripts from: Learning about biomolecular solvation from water in protein crystals. 6 Feb. 2018. Manual, doi:10.7924/r4bg2mc23. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. Data and scripts from: The origin of ultrastability in vapor-deposited glasses. 21 Sept. 2017. Manual, doi:10.7924/G8P26W5G. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, and Sho Yaida. Data and scripts from: Cycle-expansion method for the Lyapunov exponent, susceptibility, and higher moments. 15 Sept. 2017. Manual, doi:10.7924/G88050N6. Full Text