Faculty Profiles

Michael Rubinstein
Professor of Chemistry
Hudson Hall, Rm. 144, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5365



Ph.D., Harvard University 1983

Zhuravlev, Pavel I., et al. “Rigorous Calculation of Free Energy Difference Between Open and Closed States of Adenylate Kinase from Explicit Solvent Molecular Dynamics.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 100, no. 3, Elsevier BV, Feb. 2011, pp. 378a-378a. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.12.2252. Full Text

Zhang, W., et al. “The use of functionalized nanoparticles as non-specific compatibilizers for polymer blends.” Polymers for Advanced Technologies, vol. 22, no. 1, Wiley, Jan. 2011, pp. 65–71. Crossref, doi:10.1002/pat.1875. Full Text

Dobrynin, Andrey V., et al. “Chains Are More Flexible Under Tension.” Macromolecules, vol. 43, no. 21, American Chemical Society (ACS), Nov. 2010, pp. 9181–90. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ma101860t. Full Text

Park, Insun, et al. “Spontaneous and Specific Activation of Chemical Bonds in Macromolecular Fluids.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 35, American Chemical Society (ACS), Sept. 2010, pp. 12487–91. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ja105897b. Full Text

Zhuravlev, Pavel I., et al. “Computing free energies of protein conformations from explicit solvent simulations.” Methods, vol. 52, no. 1, Elsevier BV, Sept. 2010, pp. 115–21. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2010.05.003. Full Text

Liu, K., et al. “Step-Growth Polymerization of Inorganic Nanoparticles.” Science, vol. 329, no. 5988, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), July 2010, pp. 197–200. Crossref, doi:10.1126/science.1189457. Full Text

Panyukov, Sergey, et al. “Tension Amplification in Molecular Brushes in Solutions and on Substrates†.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 113, no. 12, American Chemical Society (ACS), Mar. 2009, pp. 3750–68. Crossref, doi:10.1021/jp807671b. Full Text

Hinczewski, Michael, et al. “End-Monomer Dynamics in Semiflexible Polymers.” Macromolecules, vol. 42, no. 3, American Chemical Society (ACS), Feb. 2009, pp. 860–75. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ma802017g. Full Text

Kapnistos, M., et al. “Unexpected power-law stress relaxation of entangled ring polymers.” Nature Materials, vol. 7, no. 12, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Dec. 2008, pp. 997–1002. Crossref, doi:10.1038/nmat2292. Full Text

LaRue, Isaac, et al. “Effect of the Soluble Block Size on Spherical Diblock Copolymer Micelles.” Macromolecules, vol. 41, no. 17, American Chemical Society (ACS), Sept. 2008, pp. 6555–63. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ma800403r. Full Text