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., and D. Frenkel. “Gas-solid coexistence of adhesive spheres.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 126, no. 19, May 2007, p. 196101. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.2737051. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P., and D. R. Reichman. “Systematic characterization of thermodynamic and dynamical phase behavior in systems with short-ranged attraction.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 75, no. 1 Pt 1, Jan. 2007, p. 011507. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.75.011507. Full Text Open Access Copy

Reichman, D. R., and P. Charbonneau. “Mode-coupling theory.” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, no. 5, May 2005, pp. 267–89. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2005/05/P05013. Full Text Open Access Copy

Chamon, C., et al. “Out-of-equilibrium dynamical fluctuations in glassy systems.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 121, no. 20, Nov. 2004, pp. 10120–37. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.1809585. Full Text Open Access Copy

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