Physics Research


My research is in computational biophysics. I use the method of molecular dynamics to simulate the behavior of large collections of biomolecules. My current focus is the structure of pure lipid membranes. I work with Joe Hoffert of the Computer Science department and regularly communicate with biologists and biophysicists at IWU and other universities.

To carry out these simulations, the department has a Linux workstation with dual 8-core Intel v3 Haswell processors, two Nvidia GTX-980 graphical processing units and 128 GBytes of RAM.