Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Computational Materials and Biomaterials Research o Department of Chemistry and Department of Applied Mathematics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada o Cross-appointed at the Department of Physics Adjunct Professor o Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada o Physics, Tampere University Tampere, Finland Affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada Postdoctoral Fellow: Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany PhD (1999): Theoretical Materials Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. MSc (1993): Physics (minors: Math, Medical Eng.), Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Research in a nutshell: Computational biological & soft matter. My research geared towards the interface between materials science, biology & biomedical sciences. I am interested in problems such as lipid diffusion, sterols, bacterial toxins, membrane proteins, antibiotics, translocation of DNA, peptides and sugars. I am also working on magentic materials, pattern formation and non-equilibrium dynamics. Typically, I employ theory and large scale computer simulations. Proteins: Intrinsically disordered proteins Multiscale methods and coarse-graining Cell division and cellular motility Active matter & non-equilibrium phenomena
Collaborate? Many of the projects are done in collaboration with both experimental and theory groups or/and industry. If you are interested in a collaboration, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Selected Awards: Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Ontario Early Reseachers Award NSERC Discovery Accelerator EU DEISA Extreme Computing Distinguished Research Professor Academy of Finland Fellowship
Studentships, visitors & postdoctoral fellowships: Check my group’s web page first. If nothing is announced, contact me. If interested in applying for a scholarship (Marie Curie, Banting, HFSP etc), please contact me early. Visitors: My group has hosted extended stays by visitors from ~17 countries over the years. If interested, please contact me early.
Offices: MC268 & CHB072 Mail: mkarttu [at] uwo dot ca Web: Phone: email preferred.
Dr. Mikko Karttunen