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 postoc - 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

  • 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)

Most recent publications

Topic: Lipid membranes, soft matter

1. 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)

2. 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)

3. Yachong Guo, Marco Werner, Wenfei Li, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Vladimir A. Baulin, Shape-Adaptive Single-Chain Nanoparticles Interacting with Lipid Membranes, Macromolecules, 52(24), 9578-9584, 2019 (doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02102)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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. 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).

2. 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).

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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. 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)

2. 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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