Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Ph.D. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2015
- B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University, 2011
I am interested in designing and implementing various nanoscopic and mesoscopic simulation techniques including all-atom and coarse-grained molecular dynamics, enhanced free energy sampling and multiscale modeling to study behavior of materials ranging from protein molecules and biomaterials to synthetic polymers and carbon based materials.
Current projects include:
- Modeling aqueous solutions and transport of molecules in carbon nanotubes
- Multiscale modeling of biomolecules
- Application of enhanced free energy sampling methods in material and biological systems
Selected recent publications:
- F. Aydin, R. Sun and J. M. J. Swanson, “Mycolactone Toxin Membrane Permeation: Atomistic versus Coarse-Grained MARTINI Simulations,” Biophysical Journal 117, 87-98 (2019).
- F. Aydin, H. H. Katkar and G. A. Voth, “Multiscale simulation of actin filaments and actin-associated proteins,” Biophysical Reviews 10, 1521-1535 (2018).
- F. Aydin, N. Courtemanche, T. D. Pollard and G. A. Voth, “Gating Mechanisms during Actin Filament Elongation by Formins,” eLife 7, e37342 (2018).
- F. Aydin, X. Chu, G. Uppaladadium, R. Goyal, Z. Zhang, D. Devore, J. Kohn and M. Dutt, “Self-assembly and critical aggregation concentration measurements of ABA triblock copolymers with varying B block types: model development, prediction, and validation,” J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 3666-3676 (2016).