Mikko Karttunen, Professor
Office: ChB 123
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x86335
Research AreasComputational chemistry & biological physics
My research focuses on the properties of biological & soft matter using theory and the methods of computational chemistry and physics. Typical systems are at the interface between materials science, biology & biomedical sciences. I am interested in problems such as lipid diffusion, sterols, bacterial toxins, membrane proteins, antibiotics, translocation of DNA, peptides and sugars. I am also working on magnetic materials, pattern formation and non-equilibrium dynamics.
Movies and visualizations at our Flickr site.
- Getting excited: Challenges in quantum-classical studies of excitons in polymeric systems , Behnaz Bagheri, Bjoern Baumeier, and Mikko Karttunen, PCCP 28, 30297-30304 (2016).
- Binding of disordered peptides to Kelch: Insights from enhanced sampling simulations , Trang Nhu Do, Wing-Yiu Choy and Mikko Karttunen, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 12, 395-404 (2016).
- Stable Porphyrin-Phospholipid Doped Liposomes Permeabilized by Near Infrared Light , K. Carter, S. Shao, Matthew I. Hoopes, W. Song, H. Huang, G. Zhang, B. Asan, R.K. Pandey, B.A Pfeifer, J. Ortega, Mikko Karttunen, J.F Lovell, Nature Communications 5, 3546 (2014).
- Classical Electrostatics for Biomolecular Simulations , Celeste Sagui, Andres G. Cisneros, Mikko Karttunen, Penguy Ren, Chemical Reviews 114, 779-814 (2014).
- Long-time correlations and hydrophobe modified hydrogen bonding dynamics in hydrophobic hydration , John T. Titantah and Mikko Karttunen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 9362-9368 (2012).
SC 9502: Scientific Computing
- 2017: Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Computational Materials and Biomaterials Research
- 2009: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Accelerator Award
- 2009: Faculty of Science Distinguished Research Professor, U. Western Ontario, London
- 2008: The Province of Ontario Early Researcher Award
- 2007: DEISA EU High Performance Computing Award
- 2004: Young Center of Excellence Award, Helsinki University of Technology
- Associate Editor: Journal of Biological Physics, Advances in Physics X
- Review Editor: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
- Associate Editor: PeerJ
- Review panels:
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
- NSERC, Research Tools and Instruments
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)•
- Reviewer for:
- National Science Foundation (USA)
- European Union
- Academy of Finland
- United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
- Austrian Academy of Science
- Czech Academy of Sciences
- Slovak Academy of Sciences
- The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
- National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development of Chile