Rastko Sknepnek

Distinguished University Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Physics
Syracuse University
Room 369
Physics Building
Syracuse, NY 13224

phone: +1-315-443-3895 (office)
+1-515-520-1598 (cell)

Research Interests

  • Pattern formation in curved spaces
  • Elasticity of multicomponent membranes
  • Self-assembly in nanocomposite materials
  • Scientific code development (including GPU programming)

Selected publications

  1. T. Li, R. Sknepnek, R. J. Macfarlane, C. A. Mirkin, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Modeling the Crystallization of Spherical Nucleic Acid Nanoparticle Conjugates with Molecular Dynamics Simulations
    Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (5), pp 2509–2514, doi: 10.1021/nl300679e.
  2. R. Sknepnek and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Nonlinear elastic model for faceting of vesicles with soft grain boundaries
    Phys. Rev. E 85, 050501(R) (2012), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.050501.
  3. R. Sknepnek, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Buckling of multicomponent elastic shells with line tension
    Soft Matter, 8, 636 (2012), doi:10.1039/C1SM06325A.
    cover page article
  4. R. Sknepnek, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Shape change of nano-containers via a reversible ionic buckling
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 215504 (2011).
  5. G. Vernizzi, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Platonic and Archimedean geometries in multi-component elastic membranes
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 108, 4292 (2011).
  6. R. Sknepnek, G. Samolyuk, Y.B. Lee, J. Schmalian
    Anisotropic pairing in the iron pnictides
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 054511 (2009).
  7. R. Sknepnek, J. A. Anderson, M. H. Lamm, J. Schmalian, and A. Travesset
    Nanoparticle Ordering via Functionalized Block Copolymers in Solution
    ACS Nano 2, 1259 (2008).
  8. R. Sknepnek, T. Vojta, M. Vojta
    Exotic vs. conventional scaling and universality in a disordered bilayer quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 097201 (2004)