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Dr. Vladimir Baulin
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Dr. Vladimir Baulin

PhD in physics
Expertise in polymer physics, soft matter theory and biophysics

  • Graduated with honours from the Physics Department at Moscow State University in 2000.
  • Vladimir Baulin spent 3 years in the Commissariat àl’Energie Atomique (CEA), Grenoble, France, doing his PhD in theory of polymer physics and received a PhD in Physics in 2003.
  • In 2004-2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France.
  • Since 2008 Vladimir Baulin leads a group of Soft mater theory at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.
  • He is a Coordinator of EU funded Initial Training Network SNAL: Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid bilayers.
  • The group develops several theoretical models and efficient parallel methods in computer simulations on GPUs.

Bio

After graduating with honours from the Physics Department at Moscow State University in 2000, Vladimir Baulin spent 3 years in the Commissariat àl’Energie Atomique, Grenoble, France, doing his PhD in theory of polymer physics and received a PhD in Physics in 2003. In 2004-2006 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France.

Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia: Master in physics, 1994 – 2000


Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble, France, PhD in physics, 2000 – 2003 

Research interests

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

Lipid membranes

Interactions with nano-objects

Theory and computer simulation of interactions between lipid membranes and nano-objects

Nanostructured surfaces

Interaction with cells and proteins

Modelling of interactions of nanostructured surface patterns with cells and proteins

Parallel algorithms for GPU

Massive Parallelization

Development of new scientific methods and efficient parallel codes for GPU using CUDA

Recent publications

  1. Martin Stefanic, Kevin Ward, Harvey Tawfik, Ralf Seemann, Vladimir A. Baulin, Yachong Guo, Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Christophe Drouet. Apatite nanoparticles strongly improve red blood cell cryopreservation by mediating trehalose delivery via enhanced membrane permeation. Biomaterials, 140, 138–149, 2017. (doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.06.018)
  2. Sivaramakrishnan Ramadurai, Marco Werner, Nigel K.H. Slater, Aaron Martin, Vladimir A. Baulin, and Tia Keyes. Dynamic studies of the interaction of a pH responsive, amphiphilic polymer with a DOPC lipid membrane. Soft Matter, 2017. (doi:10.1039/C6SM02645A)
  3. Marco Werner, Jasper Bathmann, Vladimir A. Baulin, and Jens-Uwe Sommer. Thermal Tunneling of Homopolymers through Amphiphilic Membranes. ACS Macro Letters, pages 247–251, February 2017. (doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00980)
  4. Yachong Guo, Emmanuel Terazzi, Ralf Seemann, Jean Baptiste Fleury, and Vladimir A. Baulin. Direct proof of spontaneous translocation of lipid-covered hydrophobic nanoparticles through a phospholipid bilayer. Science Advances, 2(11):e1600261, November 2016. (doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600261)
  1. Elena P. Ivanova, Song Ha Nguyen, Yachong Guo, Vladimir A. Baulin, Hayden K. Webb, Vi Khanh Truong, Jason V. Wandiyanto, Christopher J. Garvey, Peter J. Mahon, David E. Mainwaring Bactericidal activity of self-assembled palmitic and stearic fatty acid crystals on highly ordered pyrolytic graphite. Acta Biomaterialia, 2017. (doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2017.07.004)
  2. Vi Khanh Truong, Nipuni Mahanamanam Geeganagamage, Vladimir A. Baulin, Jitraporn Vongsvivut, Mark J. Tobin, Pere Luque, Russell J. Crawford, and Elena P. Ivanova. The susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus CIP 65.8 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9721 cells to the bactericidal action of nanostructured Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis damselfly wing surfaces. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, March 2017. (doi:10.1007/s00253-017-8205-9)
  3. Duy H. K. Nguyen, Vy T. H. Pham, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Chris Bhadra, Anna Orlowska, Shahram Ghanaati, Berardo Mario Manzi, Vladimir A. Baulin, Saulius Joudkazis, Peter Kingshott, Russell J. Crawford, and Elena P. Ivanova. Adsorption of Human Plasma Albumin and Fibronectin onto Nanostructured Black Silicon Surfaces. Langmuir, 32(41):10744–10751, October 2016. (doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02601)
  4. Vy T. H. Pham, Vi Khanh Truong, Anna Orlowska, Shahram Ghanaati, Mike Barbeck, Patrick Booms, Alex J. Fulcher, Chris M. Bhadra, Ričardas Buividas, Vladimir A. Baulin, C. James Kirkpatrick, Pauline Doran, David E. Mainwaring, Saulius Juodkazis, Russell J. Crawford, and Elena P. Ivanova. “Race for the Surface”: Eukaryotic Cells Can Win. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(34):22025–22031, August 2016. (doi:10.1021/acsami.6b06415)
  5. The Hong Phong Nguyen, Vy T. H. Pham, Song Ha Nguyen, Vladimir A. Baulin, Rodney J. Croft, Brian Phillips, Russell J. Crawford, and Elena P. Ivanova. The Bioeffects Resulting from Prokaryotic Cells and Yeast Being Exposed to an 18 GHz Electromagnetic Field. PLOS ONE, 11(7):e0158135, July 2016. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158135)
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Patents


  • Yachong Guo, Vladimir A. Baulin, A computer implemented method of generation of statistically uncorrelated molecule’s conformations and computer programs, EP Patent 16,382,054, 2016.


  • Elena P. Ivanova, Saulius Joudkazis, Russell J. Crawford, and Vladimir Baulin, "A Synthetic Biocidal Surface Comprising an Array of Nanospikes" International Patent Application Number PCT/AU2014/0502112.

SOFT MATTER NEWS 

Soft Matter News on FlipBoard: Science news from soft matter, biophysics, and nanotechnology

SNAL Initial Training Network

Multidisciplinary EU-funded 7th Framework Programme specially designed to provide scientific and transferable skill training and career development for early stage researchers and experienced researchers in the field of lipid research.

Expertise in theory of lipids, polymers, nanoparticles

SOFT MATTER THEORY GROUP

IN SOCIAL MEDIA