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, P, Corwin, EI, Parisi, G, Poncet, A, and Zamponi, F. "Universal Non-Debye Scaling in the Density of States of Amorphous Solids." Physical Review Letters 117.4 (July 22, 2016): 045503-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

Berthier, L, Charbonneau, P, Jin, Y, Parisi, G, Seoane, B, and Zamponi, F. "Growing timescales and lengthscales characterizing vibrations of amorphous solids." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113.30 (July 8, 2016): 8397-8401. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P, Dyer, E, Lee, J, and Yaida, S. "Linking dynamical heterogeneity to static amorphous order." Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2016.7 (July 1, 2016). Full Text Open Access Copy

Altan, I, Charbonneau, P, and Snell, EH. "Computational crystallization." Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 602 (July 2016): 12-20. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhuang, Y, and Charbonneau, P. "Equilibrium Phase Behavior of the Square-Well Linear Microphase-Forming Model." The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B 120.26 (July 2016): 6178-6188. Full Text Open Access Copy

McManus, JJ, Charbonneau, P, Zaccarelli, E, and Asherie, N. "The physics of protein self-assembly." Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 22 (April 1, 2016): 73-79. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

Fu, L, Steinhardt, W, Zhao, H, Socolar, JES, and Charbonneau, P. "Hard sphere packings within cylinders." Soft Matter 12.9 (March 2016): 2505-2514. Full Text Open Access Copy

Tavarone, R, Charbonneau, P, and Stark, H. "Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for birefringence relaxation of photo-switchable molecules on a surface." The Journal of chemical physics 144.10 (March 2016): 104703-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhuang, Y, Zhang, K, and Charbonneau, P. "Equilibrium Phase Behavior of a Continuous-Space Microphase Former." Physical Review Letters 116.9 (March 2016): 098301-null. Full Text Open Access Copy