Office: ChB 072
Phone (Office): ext 86335
Physical & Analytical Teaching Division
Computational chemistry & biological physics, Multiscale simulation methods, QM/MM and coarse-graining Lattice Boltzmann methods, Polymers, Intrinsically disordered proteins, Lipid membranes and peptides
MSc: Tampere University of Technology, Finland; PhD: McGill University; Postdoc: Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
- Ontario Early Reseachers Award
- NSERC Discovery Accelerator
- EU DEISA Extreme Computing
- Distinguished Research Professor
My research focuses on the properties of biological & soft matter using theory and the methods of computational chemistry and physics. Typical systems are at the interface between materials science, biology & biomedical sciences. I am interested in problems such as lipid diffusion, sterols, bacterial toxins, membrane proteins, antibiotics, translocation of DNA, peptides and sugars. I am also working on magnetic materials, pattern formation and non-equilibrium dynamics.
Movies and visualizations at our Flickr site.
- Computational modeling
- Statistical mechanics
- Quantum mechanics
- Getting excited: Challenges in quantum-classical studies of excitons in polymeric systems , Behnaz Bagheri, Bjoern Baumeier, and Mikko Karttunen, PCCP 28, 30297-30304 (2016).
- Binding of disordered peptides to Kelch: Insights from enhanced sampling simulations , Trang Nhu Do, Wing-Yiu Choy and Mikko Karttunen, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 12, 395-404 (2016).
- Stable Porphyrin-Phospholipid Doped Liposomes Permeabilized by Near Infrared Light , K. Carter, S. Shao, Matthew I. Hoopes, W. Song, H. Huang, G. Zhang, B. Asan, R.K. Pandey, B.A Pfeifer, J. Ortega, Mikko Karttunen, J.F Lovell, Nature Communications 5, 3546 (2014).
- Classical Electrostatics for Biomolecular Simulations , Celeste Sagui, Andres G. Cisneros, Mikko Karttunen, Penguy Ren, Chemical Reviews 114, 779-814 (2014).
- Long-time correlations and hydrophobe modified hydrogen bonding dynamics in hydrophobic hydration , John T. Titantah and Mikko Karttunen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 9362-9368 (2012).