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. “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, p. 012136. 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, p. 3725. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms4725. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fusco, Diana, et al. “Statistical analysis of crystallization database links protein physico-chemical features with crystallization mechanisms.Plos One, vol. 9, no. 7, Jan. 2014, p. e101123. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101123. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Benoit, et al. “Dimensional dependence of the Stokes-Einstein relation and its violation.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 139, no. 16, Oct. 2013, p. 164502. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4825177. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fusco, Diana, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Crystallization of asymmetric patchy models for globular proteins in solution.” Physical Review E, vol. 88, no. 1, July 2013. Wos-lite, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.88.012721. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, and Gilles Tarjus. “Decorrelation of the static and dynamic length scales in hard-sphere glass formers.” Physical Review E, vol. 87, no. 4, Apr. 2013. Wos-lite, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.87.042305. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Benoit, et al. “Geometrical frustration and static correlations in hard-sphere glass formers.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 138, no. 12, Mar. 2013, p. 12A515. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4770498. Full Text Open Access Copy