The Spakowitz lab is engaged in projects that address fundamental chemical and physical processes that underlie a range of key biological mysteries and cutting-edge materials applications. Current research in our lab focuses on four main research areas: DNA Biophysics, Protein Self Assembly, Conducting Polymers, and Fuel Cell Membranes. These broad research areas offer complementary perspectives on chemical and physical processes, and we leverage this complementarity throughout our research. Our approach draws from a diverse range of theoretical and computational methods. The Spakowitz lab at Stanford University is located in Clark S231. Please stop by if you are interested in learning more about our work.
Theoretical and Computational Methods
- Analytical theory of semiflexible polymer behavior
- Polymer field theory
- Continuum elasticity of filaments
- Brownian dynamics simulation
- Equilibrium and dynamic Monte Carlo simulations
- Analytical theory and numerical simulations of reaction-diffusion phenomena