Jonathan Whitmer

Jonathan Whitmer

Soft Materials Modeling & Computation

Biography

2020-Present
Concurrent Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
2020-Present
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2014-2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2013-2014
Postdoctoral Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
2011-2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin
2011
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois
2009
M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois
2005
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, summa cum laude, Kansas State University

Selected Awards

2018
NSF CAREER Award
2018
Emerging Investigator in Materials Science, Materials Research Express

Recent Publications

  • Cortes-Morales, E. C.; Rathee, V. S.; Ghobadi, A. and Whitmer, J. K. "A Molecular View of Plasticization of Polyvinyl Alcohol" 2021 Journal of Chemical Physics, 155 (17), 174903. DOI: 10.1063/5.0065964.
  • Govoni, M.; Whitmer, J.; de Pablo, J.; Gygi, F. and Galli, G. "Code Interoperability Extends the Scope of Quantum Simulations" 2021 NPJ Computational Materials, 7 (1), 32. DOI: 10.1038/s41524-021-00501-z.
  • Shi, J. L.; Sidky, H. and Whitmer, J. K. "Automated Determination Ofn-Cyanobiphenyl Andn-Cyanobiphenyl Binary Mixtures Elastic Constants in the Nematic Phase from Molecular Simulation" 2020 Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 5 (6), pp.1131-1136. DOI: 10.1039/c9me00065h.
  • Huang, S. H.; Quevillon, M. J.; Kyhl, S. and Whitmer, J. K. "Surveying the Free Energy Landscape of Clusters of Attractive Colloidal Spheres" 2020 Journal of Chemical Physics, 152 (13), 134901. DOI: 10.1063/1.5144984.
  • Sevgen, E.; Guo, A. Z.; Sidky, H.; Whitmer, J. K. and de Pablo, J. J. "Combined Force-Frequency Sampling for Simulation of Systems having Rugged Free Energy Landscapes" 2020 Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 16 (3), pp.1448-1455. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00883.
  • Shi, J. L.; Sidky, H. and Whitmer, J. K. "Novel Elastic Response in Twist-Bend Nematic Models" 2019 Soft Matter, 15 (41), pp.8219-8226. DOI: 10.1039/c9sm01395d.

 

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