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

2013 - : Reseacher - University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

2008: ICREA Junior - University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

2007: Marie Curie postdoc - Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

2003-2006: postdoc - Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France

2003: PhD in physics - Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Grenoble, France

2000: Master in physics - Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Current projects

  • EU Mobility of higher education students and staff (KA171-2022): Bilateral grant together with RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (PI)
  • Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (PID2020-114347RB-C33): Acciones mecanobactericidas de las nanoparticulas (PI)
  • Ministerio de Transision Ecologica (TED2021-131420B-I00): Platforma innovadora en linea para el seguimiento de la pérdida de biodiversidad submarina (PI)

Past 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)
  • 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)

Most recent publications

Topic: Lipid membranes, nanoparticles, soft matter

1. Florian Schulz, Jonas Hühn, Marco Werner, Dominik Hühn, Julia Kvelstad, Ulrich Koert, Nicole Wutke, Markus Klapper, Michael Fröba, Vladimir Baulin, and Wolfgang J. Parak, Local Environments Created by the Ligand Coating of Nanoparticles and Their Implications for Sensing and Surface Reactions, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2023 (doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.3c00139)

2. Denver P. Linklater, Xavier Le Guével, Erim Kosyer, Sergey Rubanov, Gary Bryant, Eric Hanssen, Vladimir A. Baulin, Eva Pereiro, Palalle G.Tharushi Perera, Jason V. Wandiyanto, Ana Angulo, Saulius Juodkazis, Elena P. Ivanova, Functionalized Gold Nanoclusters Promote Stress Response in COS-7 Cells, Advanced NanoBiomed Research, 3 (4), 2200102, 2023 (doi:10.1002/anbr.202200102)

3. Denver P. Linklater, Xavier Le Guével, Gary Bryant, Vladimir A. Baulin, Eva Pereiro, Palalle G. Tharushi Perera, Jason V. Wandiyanto, Saulius Juodkazis, and Elena P. Ivanova, Lethal Interactions of Atomically Precise Gold Nanoclusters and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus Bacterial Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 14, 28, 32634–32645, 2022 (doi:10.1021/acsami.2c04410)

4. Xavier Le Guével, K. David Wegner, Christian Würth, Vladimir A. Baulin, B. Musnier, V. Josserand, U. Resch-Genger, Jean-luc Coll, Tailoring the SWIR emission of gold nanoclusters by surface ligand rigidification and their application in 3D bioimaging, Chem. Commun., 58, 2967-2970, 2022 (doi:10.1039/D1CC07055J)

5. Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Vladimir A. Baulin, Xavier Le Guével, Protein-coated nanoparticles exhibit Lévy flights on a suspended lipid bilayer, Nanoscale, 36(14), 13178-13186, 2022 (doi:10.1039/D2NR01339H)

6. Vladimir A. Baulin, Topological changes in telechelic micelles: flowers versus stars, Macromolecules, 5 (2), 517-522, 2022 (doi:10.1101/2021.08.13.455870)

7. Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Vladimir A. Baulin, Microplastics destabilize lipid membranes by mechanical stretching, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 118 (31), e2104610118, 2021 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2104610118).

8. Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Marco Werner, Xavier Le Guével, Vladimir A. Baulin, Protein corona modulates interaction of spiky nanoparticles with lipid bilayers, J. Coll. & Int. Sci., 603, 550-558, 2021. (doi: 10.1101/2021.05.27.446016)

9. Marco Werner, Yachong Guo, Vladimir A. Baulin, Neural network learns physical rules for copolymer translocation through amphiphilic barriers, npj Computational Materials, 6, 72, 2020. (doi: 10.1038/s41524-020-0318-5)

10. 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)

Topic: Nanostructured surfaces

1. Denver P. Linklater, Samson WL. Mah, Vassil Tzanov, Vladimir Baulin, Natalie A. Borg, Graeme Moad, Ranya Simons, Andrea J. O'Connor, Elena P. Ivanova, Current perspectives on the development of virucidal nano surfaces, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 67, 101720, 2023 (doi:10.1016/j.cocis.2023.101720)

2. D. Linklater; A. A. Medina; P. Le; V. A. Baulin; H. K. Duy Nguyen; R. Curtain; E. Hanssen; G. Gervinskas; S. Hock Ng; V. K. Truong; P. Luque; G. Ramm; H. A.B. Wösten; R. Crawford; S. Juodkazis; S. Maclaughlin, E. Ivanova, Antifungal versus antibacterial defence of insect wings, J. Coll. & Int. Sci., 2021. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2021.06.093)

3. D. P. Linklater, V. A. Baulin, X. Le Guével, J.-B. Fleury, E. Hanssen, The Hong Phong Nguyen, S. Juodkazis, G. Bryant, R. J. Crawford, P. Stoodley, E. P. Ivanova, Antibacterial Action of Nanoparticles by Lethal Stretching of Bacterial Cell Membranes, Advanced Materials, 2005679, 2020 (doi: 10.1002/adma.202005679).

4. D. P. Linklater, V. A. Baulin, S. Juodkazis, R. J. Crawford, P. Stoodley, E. P. Ivanova, Mechano-bactericidal actions of nanostructured surfaces, Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2020 (doi: 10.1038/ s41579-020-0414-z).

5. Elena P. Ivanova, Denver P. Linklater, Marco Werner, Vladimir A Baulin, XiuMei Xu, Nandi Vrancken, Sergey Rubanov, Eric Hanssen, Jason V Wandiyanto, Vi Khanh Truong, Aaron J Elbourne, Shane Maclaughlin, Saulius Juodkazis, Russell J. Crawford, The multi-faceted mechano-bactericidal mechanism of nanostructured surfaces, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 2020. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916680117)

6. 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)

7. 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)

Topic: Parallel algorithms, machine learning and GPU

1. Yachong Guo, Marco Werner, Vladimir A. Baulin, Efficient enumeration-selection computational strategy for adaptive chemistry, Scientific Reports, 12, 14664, 2022 (doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-17938-x)

2. Vladimir A. Baulin, Yves Usson, X. Le Guével, Deep learning: step forward to high‐resolution in vivo shortwave infrared imaging, J. BioPhotonics, 2021 (doi: 10.1002/jbio.202100102).

3. Marco Werner, Yachong Guo, Vladimir A. Baulin, Neural network learns physical rules for copolymer translocation through amphiphilic barriers, npj Computational Materials, 6, 72, 2020. (doi: 10.1038/s41524-020-0318-5)

4. 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

email: va.baulin@gmail.com

office: +34 977 55 85 77

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Paisos Catalans 26
43007, Tarragona,

web page: vbauin.softmat.net

Soft Matter theory group

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