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Dr. Vladimir Baulin
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Dr. Vladimir Baulin

PhD in physics, Team Leader, Researcher at URV, associated professor, coordinator of ITN SNAL
Expertise in polymer physics, soft matter theory and biophysics


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.


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.

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. Yachong Guo, Vladimir A. Baulin, GPU implementation of the rosenbluth generation method for static Monte Carlo simulations, Computer Physics Communications , 2017 (doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2017.03.006)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)

All publications


  • Y. 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.

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Expertise in theory of lipids, polymers, nanoparticles