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Dr. Vladimir A. Baulin

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Research interests

  • Theory and simulation of soft matter: polymers, surfactants, colloids, liquid crystals.
  • Parallel computation: parallel methods using GPU.
  • Biophysics: self-organization of microtubules in living cells, modelling of interaction of phospholipid bilayers with nano-objects: carbon nanotubes, polymers, nanoparticles.

Short bio

2000: Master in physics - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
2003: PhD in physics, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble, France
2003-2006: postdoc, Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France
2008 - : leads a group of Soft mater theory at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

Current projects

  • Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (CTQ2017-84998-P): Segregacion molecular a multiples escalas en sistemas no tensioctivos para la obtencion de materiales (participant)

Past projects

  • FP7-People: Initial Training Network SNAL: Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid bilayers 2014-2018 (coordinator).
  • URV R2B: Gpu accellerated artificial intelligence for quantitative micrograph analysis 2016 (PI)
  • MEC I+D “EXCELENCIA”: Diseño y aplicaciones de nuevos micro/nanogeles biocompatibles obtenidos mediante métodos de condensación avanzados (participant)
  • URV R2B: Automatic lung desease detection 2018 (PI)

Recent publications

Topic: Lipid membranes, soft matter

1. Yachong Guo, Marco Werner, Jean Baptiste Fleury, and Vladimir A. Baulin, Unexpected cholesterol-induced destabilization of lipid membranes near transmembrane carbon nanotubes, Phys. Rev. Lett., 124(3), 038001, 2020 (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.038001)

2. Yachong Guo, Marco Werner, Wenfei Li, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Vladimir A. Baulin, Shape-Adaptive Single-Chain Nanoparticles Interacting with Lipid Membranes, Macromolecules, 2020 (doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02102)

3. S. Ramadurai, A. Kohut, N. K. Sarangi, O. Zholobko, V. A. Baulin, A. Voronov, T. E. Keyes, Macromolecular inversion-driven polymer insertion into model lipid bilayer membranes. Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 542, 483-494, 2019. (doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2019.01.093)

4. André Dias, Marco Werner, Kevin Ward, Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Vladimir A. Baulin, High-Throughput 3D Visualization of Nanoparticles attached to the Sur-face of Red Blood Cells. Nanoscale, 11, 2282-2288, 2019. (doi:10.1039/C8NR09960J)

5. P. Gilson, M. Couvet, L. Vanwonterghem, M. Henry, J. Vollaire, V. Baulin, M. Werner, A. Orlowska, V. Josserand, F. Mahuteau-Betzer, L. Lafanechère, J-L. Coll, B. Busser, A. Hurbin, The pyrrolopyrimidine colchicine-binding site agent PP-13 reduces the metastatic dissemination of invasive cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Biochemical Pharmacology, 160, 1-13, 2019. (doi:10.1016/j.bcp.2018.12.004)

Topic: Nanostructured surfaces

1. Jason V. Wandiyanto, Tasnuva Tamanna, Denver P. Linklater, Vi Khanh Truong, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Vladimir A. Baulin, Saulius Joudkazis, Helmut Thissen, Russell J. Crawford, Elena P. Ivanova, Tunable morphological changes of asymmetric titanium nanosheets with bactericidal properties, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 560, 572-580, 2020 (doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2019.10.067)

2. Duy H. K. Nguyen, Christian Loebbe, Denver Paige Linklater, Vladimir A. Baulin, Saulius Juodkazis, Xiumei Xu, Nandi Vrancken, Shane Maclaughlin, Tomas Katkus, Russell J. Crawford and Elena P. Ivanova, The idiosyncratic self-cleaning cycle of bacteria on regularly arrayed mechano-bactericidal nanostructures, Nanoscale, 11, 16455-16462, 2019. (doi:10.1039/C9NR05923G)

3. Berardo M. Manzi, Marco Werner, Elena P. Ivanova, Russell J. Crawford, Vladimir A. Baulin, Simulations of protein adsorption on nanostructured surfaces. Scientific Reports, 4694, 2019. (doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40920-z)

4. S. Cheeseman, Vi Khanh Truong, V. Walter, F. Thalmann, C. M. Marques, Eric Hanssen, J. Vongsvivut, M. Tobin, V. A. Baulin, S. Juodkazis, S. MacLaughlin, G. Bryant, R. J. Crawford, E. P. Ivanova, The Interaction of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) with the Surface Nanostructures on Dragonfly Wings. Langmuir, 35(6), 2422-2430, 2019. (doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03470)

5. Aaron Elbourne, Madeleine F. Dupont, Simon Collett, Vi Khanh Truong, XuiMei Xu, Nandi Vrancken, Vladimir A. Baulin, Elena P.Ivanova, Russell J.Crawford, Imaging the air-water interface: characterising biomimetic and natural hydrophobic surfaces using in situ atomic force microscopy, J. Colloid. Int. Sci., 536, 363-371, 2019 (doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2018.10.059)

Topic: Parallel algorithms and GPU

1. Yachong Guo, Vladimir A. Baulin. GPU implementation of the rosenbluth generation method for static Monte Carlo simulations. Computer Physics Communications, 216, 95-101, 2017. (doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2017.03.006)


Dr. Vladimir A. Baulin


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