Faculty Profiles

Michael Rubinstein
Professor of Chemistry
3377 Fciemas Building, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5365



Ph.D., Harvard University 1983

Button, B, Goodell, HP, Atieh, E, Chen, Y-C, Williams, R, Shenoy, S, Lackey, E, Shenkute, NT, Cai, L-H, Dennis, RG, Boucher, RC, and Rubinstein, M. "Roles of mucus adhesion and cohesion in cough clearance." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115.49 (December 2018): 12501-12506. Full Text

Rubinstein, M, Liao, Q, and Panyukov, S. "Structure of Liquid Coacervates formed by Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolytes." Macromolecules 51.23 (December 2018): 9572-9588. Full Text

Ge, T, Grest, GS, and Rubinstein, M. "Nanorheology of Entangled Polymer Melts." Physical Review Letters 120.5 (February 2018): 057801-null. Full Text

Zhou, J, Wang, Y, Menard, LD, Panyukov, S, Rubinstein, M, and Ramsey, JM. "Enhanced nanochannel translocation and localization of genomic DNA molecules using three-dimensional nanofunnels." Nature Communications 8.1 (December 2017). Full Text

Peters, BL, Pike, DQ, Rubinstein, M, and Grest, GS. "Polymers at Liquid/Vapor Interface." Acs Macro Letters 6.11 (November 21, 2017): 1191-1195. Full Text

Wagner, CE, Turner, BS, Rubinstein, M, McKinley, GH, and Ribbeck, K. "A Rheological Study of the Association and Dynamics of MUC5AC Gels." Biomacromolecules 18.11 (November 13, 2017): 3654-3664. Full Text

Simon, JR, Carroll, NJ, Rubinstein, M, Chilkoti, A, and López, GP. "Programming molecular self-assembly of intrinsically disordered proteins containing sequences of low complexity." Nature Chemistry 9.6 (June 2017): 509-515. Full Text

Jacobson, DR, McIntosh, DB, Stevens, MJ, Rubinstein, M, and Saleh, OA. "Single-stranded nucleic acid elasticity arises from internal electrostatic tension." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.20 (May 16, 2017): 5095-5100. Full Text

Gonzalez, MA, Simon, JR, Ghoorchian, A, Scholl, Z, Lin, S, Rubinstein, M, Marszalek, P, Chilkoti, A, López, GP, and Zhao, X. "Strong, Tough, Stretchable, and Self-Adhesive Hydrogels from Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins." Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 29.10 (March 2017). Full Text

Ge, T, Kalathi, JT, Halverson, JD, Grest, GS, and Rubinstein, M. "Nanoparticle Motion in Entangled Melts of Linear and Nonconcatenated Ring Polymers." Macromolecules 50.4 (February 28, 2017): 1749-1754. Full Text


Rubinstein, M. "Theoretical Challenges in Polymer Dynamics." Theoretical Challenges in the Dynamics of Complex Fluids. Ed. McLeish, T.: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1997. 21-51.

Rubinstein, M, and Dobrynin, AV. "Associations leading to formation of reversible networks and gels." Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 4.1 (February 1999): 83-87. Full Text