Fikret Aydin

Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
phone:  925-423-3127

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  • Ph.D. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2015
  • B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koç University, 2011

Research interests:

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, G. Uppaladadium and M. Dutt, “Harnessing nanoscale confinement to design sterically stable vesicles of specific shapes via self-assembly,” J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 10207-10215 (2015).
  • F. Aydin, P. Ludford and M. Dutt, “Phase segregation in bio-inspired multi-component vesicles encompassing double tail phospholipid species,” . Soft Matter 10, 6096-6108 (2014).