Work in progress

  1. R. Sknepnek
    Faceting of shells with non-linear elastic response.
  2. C. M. Funkhouser, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Elastic model for blebbing in nuclear lamina.
  3. M. F. Demers, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Curvature-driven morphologies in multicomponent vesicles.

Submitted

  1. C. Leung, L.C. Palmer, B. Qiao, R. Sknepnek, et al.
    The Faceting of Nanocontainers with Crystallized Ionic Membrane Walls
    submitted (2012).

Published and Accepted

  1. C. M. Funkhouser, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Topological defects in the buckling of elastic membranes
    accepted to Soft Matter (2012), doi:10.1039/C2SM26607E.
  2. Z. Yao, R. Sknepnek, C. K. Thomas, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Shapes of pored membranes
    accepted to Soft Matter (2012), doi:10.1039/b803770c.
  3. R. Sknepnek, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Charge renormalization of bilayer elastic properties
    J. Chem. Phys. 137, 104905 (2012), doi:10.1063/1.4751481.
  4. M. F. Demers, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Curvature-driven effective attraction in multicomponent membranes
    Phys. Rev. E 86, 021504 (2012), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.86.021504.
  5. 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, doi: 10.1021/nl300679e.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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).
  9. P. Guo, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Electrostatic Driven Ridge Formation on Nanoparticles Coated with Charged End Group Ligands
    J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 6484 (2011).
  10. 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).
  11. M. D. Donakowski, J. M. Godbe, R. Sknepnek, K. E. Knowles, M. Olvera de la Cruz, E. A. Weiss
    A Quantitative Description of the Binding Equilibria of para-Substituted Aniline Ligands and CdSe Quantum Dots
    J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 22526 (2010).
  12. J. Zhang, R. Sknepnek, J. Schmalian
    Spectral analysis for the Fe-based superconductors: On anisotropic spin fluctuations and fully gapped s+/--wave superconductivity
    Phys. Rev. B 82, 134527 (2010)
  13. P. K. Jha, R. Sknepnek, G. I. Guerrero-Garcia, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    A Graphics Processing Unit Implementation of Coulomb Interaction in Molecular Dynamics
    J. Chem. Theory Comput. 6, 3058 (2010)
  14. J. A. Anderson, R. Sknepnek, A. Travesset
    Design of polymer nanocomposites in solution by polymer functionalization
    Phys. Rev. E 82, 021803 (2010)
  15. J. Zhang, R. Sknepnek, R. M. Fernandes, J. Schmalian
    Orbital coupling and superconductivity in the iron pnictides
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 220502(R) (2009)
  16. R. Sknepnek, G. Samolyuk, Y.B. Lee, J. Schmalian
    Anisotropic pairing in the iron pnictides
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 054511 (2009)
  17. 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)
  18. S. Papanikolaou, R. M. Fernandes, E. Fradkin, P. W. Phillips, J. Schmalian, R. Sknepnek
    Universality of liquid-gas Mott transitions at finite temperatures
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 026408 (2008)
  19. T. Vojta and R. Sknepnek
    Quantum phase transitions of the diluted O(3) rotor model
    Phys. Rev. B 74, 094415 (2006)
  20. D. Dalidovich, R. Sknepnek, A. J. Berlinsky, J. Zhang, and C. Kallin
    Spin structure factor of the frustrated quantum magnet Cs2CuCl4
    Phys. Rev. B 73, 184403 (2006)
  21. B. Fendler, R. Sknepnek, Thomas Vojta
    Dynamics at a smeared phase transition
    J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 38, 2349 (2005)
  22. T.Vojta and R. Sknepnek
    Critical points and quenched disorder: From Harris criterion to rare regions and smearing
    Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 241, 2118 (2004)
  23. 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)
  24. R. Sknepnek and T. Vojta
    Smeared phase transition in a three-dimensional Ising model with planar defects: Monte-Carlo simulations
    Phys. Rev. B 69, 174410 (2004)
  25. R. Sknepnek, T. Vojta, R. Narayanan
    Order parameter symmetry and mode coupling effects at dirty superconducting quantum phase transitions
    Phys. Rev. B 70, 104514 (2004)
  26. T. Vojta and R. Sknepnek
    The quantum phase transition of itinerant helimagnets
    Phys. Rev. B 64, 052404 (2001)
  27. V. Miljkovic, S. Milosevic, R. Sknepnek, I. Zivic
    Pattern recognition in damaged neural networks
    Physica A 295, 526 (2001)

Thesis

  1. Magnetic and superconducting quantum critical behavior of itineranr electronic systems, PhD thesis, University of Missouri- Rolla (2004) download PDF.
  2. Numerical Analysis of the Hopfield model of neural networks with diluted synapses, Diploma thesis, Belgrade University, Serbia (2000) (in Serbian).

Workshops

  1. New Perspectives in Strongly Correlated Electrostatics in Soft Matter
    Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, Colorado, Aug.-Sept., 2010.
  2. Physical Principles of Multiscale Modeling. Analysis and Simulation in Soft Condensed Matter
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, April, 2012.
    talk: Thin-shell Model for Faceting of Multicomponent Elastic Vesicles

Invited Talks

  1. Faceting of multicomponent elastic vesicles
    Physics Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland Baltimore County (2012).
    download PowerPoint slides
  2. Faceting of multicomponent elastic shells
    Seminar, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland (2011).
  3. Faceting of multicomponent elastic shells
    Physics Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Syracuse University (2011).
    download PowerPoint slides
  4. Block copolymer guided self-assembly of nanoparticles
    Condensed Matter & Biological Physics Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Syracuse University (2011).download PowerPoint slides
  5. Faceting of multicomponent elastic shells Seminar of Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2010). download PowerPoint slides
  6. Self-assembly of nanoparticles via end-functionalized triblock copolymers
    Theory group meeting, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University (2008) download PowerPoint slides
  7. Spin Structure Factor of the Frustrated Quantum Magnet Cs2CuCl4
    Iowa State University (2006) download PowerPoint slides
  8. Spin Structure Factor of the Frustrated Quantum Magnet Cs2CuCl4
    Duke University (2006) download PowerPoint slides
  9. Quantum Phase Transitions of Itinerant Electrons
    Belgrade University, Serbia (2002).

Contributed Talks and Posters

  1. R. Sknepnek, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Buckling of Multicomponent Elastic Shells
    Gordon Research Conference in Soft Condensed Matter Physics (2011) (poster)
  2. R. Sknepnek, C. Leung, L.C. Palmer, G. Vernizzi, S. I. Stupp, M. J. Bedzyk, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Faceting of multicomponent charged elastic shells
    APS March Meeting (2011) download PowerPoint slides
  3. C. Leung, R. Sknepnek, L.C. Palmer, G. Vernizzi, M. Greenfield, S. I. Stupp, M. J. Bedzyk, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Crystallization Induced by Electrostatic Correlations in Vesicles of Mixed-Valence Ionic Amphiphiles APS March Meeting (2011)
  4. P. Guo, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Ridge formation of charged end group ligands grafted on faceted nanoparticle APS March Meeting (2011)
  5. R. Sknepnek, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Symmetry Selection via a Reversible Ionic Buckling of Elastic Membranes
    MRS Fall Meeting, Boston (2010)
  6. R. Sknepnek, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    The buckling transition of ionic shells and electrostatics
    APS March Meeting, Portland (2010)
  7. J. Zwanikken, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Effective interactions between pH-responsive particles
    APS March Meeting, Portland (2010)
  8. G. Vernizzi, R. Sknepnek, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    The shapes of two-component crystalline shell
    APS March Meeting, Portland (2010)
  9. J. Zhang, R. Sknepnek, J. Schmalian
    Spectral information in the fluctuation induced superconducting state for iron based superconductors
    APS March Meeting, Portland (2010)
  10. R. Sknepnek, J. A. Anderson, M. H. Lamm, J. Schmalian, and A. Travesset
    End-Functionalized Triblock Copolymers as a Guide for Nanoparticle Ordering
    APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh (2009) (talk) download PowerPoint slides
  11. J. Anderson, R. Sknepnek, A. Travesset
    Phases of functionalized polymer-inorganic composites in solution studied via molecular dynamics
    APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh (2009) (talk)
  12. J. Zhang, R. Sknepnek, J. Schmalian
    On the magnetic fluctuations and unconventional superconducting pairing in iron pnictides
    APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh (2009) (talk)
  13. M. H. Lamm, R. Sknepnek, L. Wang, M. Nilsen-Hamilton
    Molecular dynamics simulation study of multimerization of the Mms6 protein from Magnetospirillum magneticum strain AMB-1
    APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh (2009) (talk) download PowerPoint slides
  14. Rastko Sknepnek, Joshua Anderson, Monica Lamm, Joerg Schmalian, Alex Travesset
    Ordering of nanoparticles mediated by end-functionalized triblock copolymers
    AIChE Meeting, Philadelphia (2008) (talk) download PowerPoint slides
  15. R. Sknepnek, J. A. Anderson, M. H. Lamm, J. Schmalian, and A. Travesset
    End-functionalized triblock copolymers as a robust template for assembly of nanoparticles
    APS March Meeting, New Orleans (2008) (talk) download PowerPoint slides
  16. S. Papanikolaou, R. M. Fernandes, E. Fradkin, P. W. Phillips, J. Schmalian, R. Sknepnek
    Mott transition and Universality at finite temperatures
    APS March Meeting, New Orleans (2008) (talk).
  17. R. Sknepnek, J. Liu, J. Schmalian
    On the role of inhomogeneities for correlated d-wave superconductors
    APS March Meeting, Colorado (2007) (talk) download PowerPoint slides
  18. R. Sknepnek, D. Dalidovic, A. J. Berlinsky, J. Zhang, and C. Kallin
    Dynamical properties of the anisotropic triangular quantum antiferromagnet with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction
    APS March Meeting, Baltimore (2006) (talk) download PowerPoint slides
  19. R. Sknepnek and T. Vojta
    Smeared phase transition in a three-dimensional Ising model with planar defects: Monte-Carlo simulations
    CIAR Summer School 2005, Vancouver (2005) (poster)
  20. R. Sknepnek, T. Vojta, R. Narayanan
    Order parameter symmetry and mode coupling effects at dirty superconducting quantum phase transitions
    APS March Meeting, Austin (2003) (talk)
  21. R. Sknepnek and T. Vojta
    The quantum phase transition of itinerant helimagnets
    65th Spring Conference of German Physics Society, Hamburg, Germany (2001) (poster)
  22. R. Sknepnek
    Numerical simulation of Ehrenfest’s dog-flea model
    XIII International Conference for Physics Students, Coimbra, Portugal (1998) (talk)