•Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Computational Materials and Biomaterials ResearchoDepartment of Chemistry and Department of Applied Mathematics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada •Adjunct ProfessoroMaterials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, CanadaoPhysics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland•Affiliate of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada•PhD (1999): Theoretical Materials Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.•MSc (1993): Physics (minors: Math, Medical Eng.), Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Research in a nutshell:Computational biological & soft matter. My research geared towards 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 magentic materials, pattern formation and non-equilibrium dynamics. Typically, I employ theory and large scale computer simulations.•Proteins: Intrinsically disordered proteins•Multiscale methods and coarse-graining•Cell division and cellular motility•Active matter & non-equilibrium phenomena
Collaborate?Many of the projects are done in collaboration with both experimental and theory groups or/and industry. If you are interested in a collaboration, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Selected Awards: Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Ontario Early Reseachers Award NSERC Discovery Accelerator EU DEISA Extreme Computing Distinguished Research Professor Academy of Finland Fellowship
Studentships, visitors & postdoctoral fellowships:Check my group’s web page first. If nothing is announced, contact me. If interested in applying for a scholarship (Marie Curie, Banting, HFSP etc), please contact me early.Visitors: My group has hosted extended stays by visitors from ~17 countries over the years. If interested, please contact me early.