Venkat Ganesan


Venkat Ganesan obtained his PhD from MIT in 1999 and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Materials Research Labs at UCSB (1999-2001). He is a recipient of a NSF Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and most recently the Dillon Medal awarded by the American Physical Society. He was also an invited participant at the National Academy of Sciences, Frontiers of Science Symposium (2009). His research efforts focus on developing coarse-grained models and simulations for the prediction of phase behavior of protein-polymer mixtures, protein-polysaccharides, modeling the physics of protein resistant surfaces, structure and phase behavior of random copolymers which mimic biological systems.


“Depletion and Pair Interactions of Proteins in Polymer Solutions,” Megha Surve, Victor Pryamitsyn and Venkat Ganesan, J. Chem. Phys., 122 154901 (2005).

“Translocation of a β-hairpin-forming peptide through a cylindrical tunnel,” Serdal Kirmizialtin, Venkat Ganesan, Dmitrii E. Makarov, J. Chem. Phys., 121 10268 (2004).

“Interactions between polymer-grafted particles and bare particles for biocompatibility applications,” D. M. Trombly, and V. Ganesan, J. Pol. Sci. Pol. Phys. B, In press (2009).