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. “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

Altan, Irem, et al. “Computational crystallization.Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 602, July 2016, pp. 12–20. Epmc, doi:10.1016/ Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhuang, Yuan, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Equilibrium Phase Behavior of the Square-Well Linear Microphase-Forming Model.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 120, no. 26, July 2016, pp. 6178–88. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b02167. Full Text Open Access Copy

McManus, J. J., et al. “The physics of protein self-assembly.” Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 22, Apr. 2016, pp. 73–79. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.cocis.2016.02.011. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fu, Lin, et al. “Hard sphere packings within cylinders.Soft Matter, vol. 12, no. 9, Mar. 2016, pp. 2505–14. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5sm02875b. Full Text Open Access Copy

Tavarone, Raffaele, et al. “Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for birefringence relaxation of photo-switchable molecules on a surface.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 144, no. 10, Mar. 2016, p. 104703. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4943393. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhuang, Yuan, et al. “Equilibrium Phase Behavior of a Continuous-Space Microphase Former.Physical Review Letters, vol. 116, no. 9, Mar. 2016, p. 098301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.116.098301. Full Text Open Access Copy


Charbonneau, Patrick, and Yuan Zhuang. Data and scripts from: Microphase equilibrium and assembly dynamics. 25 Aug. 2017. Manual, doi:10.7924/G8JH3J7B. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. Data and scripts from: Phase diagram and aggregation dynamics of a monolayer of paramagnetic colloids. 4 May 2017. Manual, doi:10.7924/G86H4FBQ. Full Text

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