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Prof. Dr. Arash Nikoubashman

Institute Theory of Polymers
+49 351 4658 2221 +49 351 4658 752

Fields of research

  • Physics of (bio)polymers
  • Directed assembly of soft matter
  • Soft matter in confinement
  • Development of multiscale methods and machine learning

Scientific background

  • BSc in Physics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (2007)
  • MSc in Physics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (2009)
  • BSc in Computer Science at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (2010)
  • PhD in Physics at the Vienna University of Technology (2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Panagiotopoulos group at Princeton University (2012 - 2015)
  • Emmy Noether Research Group Leader at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2015 - 2022)
  • Heisenberg Research Group Leader at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2022 - 2023)
  • Guest Associate Professor at Keio University (since 2019)

Selected publications

  • D.J. Bauer, L. Stelzl and A. Nikoubashman: Single-chain and condensed-state behavior of hnRNPA1 from molecular simulations, J. Chem. Phys. 157, 154903 (2022)
  • F. Berressem and A. Nikoubashman: BoltzmaNN: Predicting effective pair potentials and equations of state using neural networks, J. Chem. Phys. 154, 124123 (2021)
  • A. Nikoubashman: Ordering, phase behavior, and correlations of semiflexible polymers in confinement, J. Chem. Phys. 154,090901 (2021)
  • T.I. Morozova, V.E. Lee, N. Bizmark, S.S. Datta, R.K.Prud'homme, A. Nikoubashman and R.D. Priestley: In silico design enables the rapid production of surface-active colloid alamphiphiles, ACS Central Science 6, 166 (2020)
  • J. Midya, M. Rubinstein, S.K. Kumar and A. Nikoubashman: Structure of polymer-grafted nanoparticle melts, ACS Nano 14, 15505 (2020)
  • W. Liu, J. Midya, M. Kappl, H.-J. Butt and A. Nikoubashman: Segregation in drying binary colloidal droplets, ACS Nano 13, 4972 (2019)
  • M.P. Howard, A. Nikoubashman and A.Z. Panagiotopoulos: Stratification dynamics in drying colloidal mixtures, Langmuir 33, 3685 (2017)
  • A. Nikoubashman, V.E. Lee, C. Sosa, R.K. Prud'homme, R.D.Priestley and A.Z. Panagiotopoulos: Directed assembly of soft colloids through rapid solvent exchange, ACS Nano 10, 1425 (2016)