Robijn Bruinsma


Robijn Bruinsma

Robijn F. Bruinsma (b. May 15, 1953, Haarlem, The Netherlands) is a theoretical physicist and is Professor of Physics at the University of California at Los Angeles and Chair of the Department of Theoretical Physics for the Life Sciences at Leiden University. He is a specialist in the theory of condensed matter.

He has a B.S. degree in Physics from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam,(1974), a M.S. in Physics from Utrecht University (1976), and a Ph.D. degree in Physics (1976) from the University of Southern California.

Career

* Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University 1979-1980.
* Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1980-1982.
* Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Center, Yorktown, 1982-1984.
* Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, 1984-1988
* Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, 1988-1990
* Full Professor of Physics, University of California, 1990-present
* Chair, Theoretical Physics for the Life Sciences, Leiden University, 2001-present

Honors

* Pierre et Marie Curie Visiting Professorship (E.S.P.C.I.).(1994)
* Rothschild Foundation Fellowship.(1996)
* Fellow American Physical Society
* Distinguished Lecturer, College de France (1999)

His research specialties include the numerical Simulation of active proteins and of Gene transcription, the self-assembly of viruses, DNA, and chromatin, the electrostatics of DNA and electrical transport along DNA, and adhesion of vesicles and cells.

elected publications

* Klapstein KD, Bruinsma R RecA force generation of hydrolysis waves BIOPHYS J 82 (1): 581 Part 2 JAN 2002 * Bruinsma R, Rondelez F, Levine A Flow-controlled growth in Langmuir monolayers EUR PHYS J E 6 (3): 191-200 NOV 2001 * Bruinsma R, Sackmann E Bioadhesion and the dewetting transition CR ACAD SCI IV-PHYS 2 (6): 803-815 AUG 2001 * Bruinsma R Liquid crystals of polyelectrolyte networks PHYS REV E 63 (6): art. no. 061705 Part 1 JUN 2001 * Schiessel H, Gelbart WM, Bruinsma R DNA folding: Structural and mechanical properties of the two-angle model for chromatin BIOPHYS J 80 (4): 1940-1956 APR 2001 * Kosztin I, Bruinsma R, Schulten K Conformational changes and force generation in the molecular switch protein H-Ras BIOPHYS J 80 (1): 1005 Part 2 JAN 2001 * Marx S, Guttenberg Z, Bruinsma R, et al. Measuring receptor-ligand unbinding forces with magnetic beads BIOPHYS J 80 (1): 1006 Part 2 JAN 2001 * Bruinsma R, Gruner G, D'Orsogna MR, et al. Fluctuation-facilitated charge migration along DNA PHYS REV LETT 85 (20): 4393-4396 NOV 13 2000 * Guttenberg Z, Bausch AR, Hu B, et al. Measuring ligand-receptor unbinding forces with magnetic beads: Molecular leverage LANGMUIR 16 (23): 8984-8993 NOV 14 2000 * Schiessel H, Rudnick J, Bruinsma R, et al. Organized condensation of worm-like chains EUROPHYS LETT 51 (2): 237-243 JUL 2000 * Klapstein K, Bruinsma R RecA force generation by hydrolysis waves J BIOL CHEM 275 (21): 16073-16083 MAY 26 2000 * Bruinsma R, Behrisch A, Sackmann E Adhesive switching of membranes: Experiment and theory PHYS REV E 61 (4): 4253-4267 Part B APR 2000 * Nardi J, Bruinsma R, Sackman E Vesicles as osmotic motors PHYS REV LETT 82 (25): 5168-5171 JUN 21 1999 * Rudnick J, Bruinsma R DNA-protein cooperative binding through variable-range elastic coupling BIOPHYS J 76 (4): 1725-1733 APR 1999 * Levine A, Ramaswamy S, Frey E, et al. Screened and unscreened phases in sedimenting suspensions PHYS REV LETT 81 (26): 5944-5947 DEC 28 1998 * Luz Z, Weger M, Bruinsma R, et al. Shlomo Alexander - Obituary PHYS TODAY 51 (12): 73-74 DEC 1998 * Nardi J, Bruinsma R, Sackmann E Adhesion-induced reorganization of charged fluid membranes PHYS REV E 58 (5): 6340-6354 Part B NOV 1998 * Bruinsma R Electrostatics of DNA cationic lipid complexes: isoelectric instability EUR PHYS J B 4 (1): 75-88 JUL 1998 * Albersdorfer A, Bruinsma R, Sackmann E Force spectroscopy on adhesive vesicles EUROPHYS LETT 42 (2): 227-231 APR 15 1998 * Ahsan A, Rudnick J, Bruinsma R Elasticity theory of the B-DNA to S-DNA transition BIOPHYSICS J74(1): 132-137 JAN 1998 * Julicher F, Bruinsma R Motion of RNA polymerase along DNA: A stochastic model BIOPHYS J 74 (3): 1169-1185 MAR 1998 * Prost J, Manneville JB, Bruinsma R Fluctuation-magnification of non-equilibrium membranes near a wall EUR PHYS J B 1 (4): 465-480 FEB 1998 * Bruinsma R, Mashl J Long-range electrostatic interaction in DNA cationic lipid complexes EUROPHYS LETT 41 (2): 165-170 JAN 15 1998 * Martin JI, Wang ZG, Zuckerman D, et al. Forces between surfaces with weakly end-adsorbed polymers J PHYS II 7 (8): 1111-1121 AUG 1997 * Nardi J, Feder T, Bruinsma R, et al. Electrostatic adhesion between fluid membranes: Phase separation and blistering (vol 37, pg 371, 1997) EUROPHYS LETT 38 (2): 159-160 APR 10 1997 * Bruinsma R Les liaisons dangereuses: Adhesion molecules do it statistically P NATL ACAD SCI USA 94 (2): 375-376 JAN 21 1997 * Bekiranov S, Bruinsma R, Pincus P Solution behavior of polyethylene oxide in water as a function of temperature and pressure PHYS REV E 55 (1): 577-585 Part B JAN 1997 * Gelbart WM, Bruinsma R Compositional-mechanical instability of interacting mixed lipid membranes PHYS REV E 55 (1): 831-835 Part B JAN 1997 * Bruinsma R Rheology and shape transitions of vesicles under capillary flow PHYSICA A 234 (1-2): 249-270 DEC 15 1996 * Bruinsma R, Pincus P Protein aggregation in membranes CURR OPIN SOLID ST M 1 (3): 401-406 JUN 1996 * Lammert PE, Prost J, Bruinsma R Ion drive for vesicles and cells J THEOR BIOL 178 (4): 387-391 FEB 21 1996 * Prost J, Bruinsma R Shape fluctuations of active membranes EUROPHYS LETT 33 (4): 321-326 FEB 1 1996 * Bruinsma R. Theory of hydrodynamic convection in soap films PHYSICA A 216 (1-2): 59-76 JUN 1 1995 * Zuckerman D, Bruinsma R. Statistical-mechanics of membrane adhesion by reversible molecular-bonds PHYS REV LETT 74 (19): 3900-3903 MAY 8 1995 * Rudnick J, Bruinsma R Shape of domains in 2-dimensional systems ­ virtual singularities and a generalized wulff construction PHYS REV LETT 74 (13): 2491-2494 MAR 27 1995 * Schwartz DK, Knobler CM, Bruinsma R. Direct observation of langmuir monolayer flow-through a channel PHYS REV LETT 73 (21): 2841-2844 NOV 21 1994 * Bruinsma R, Goulian M, Pincus P. Self-assembly of membrane junctions BIOPHYS J 67 (2): 746-750 AUG 1994 * Bruinsma R, Prost J Fluctuation forces and the devils staircase of ferroelectric smectic C-asterisk-S J PHYS II 4 (7): 1209-1219 JUL 1994 * Bruinsma R, Rabin Y Mesoscopic physics of swollen polymer networks ­ statics and dynamics PHYS REV E 49 (1): 554-569 JAN 1994 * Prost J, Bruinsma R, Tournilhac F Theory of longitudinal ferroelectric smectics J PHYS II 4 (1): 169-187 JAN 1994 * Bekiranov S, Bruinsma R, Pincus p A primitive model for single-chain aqueous-solution behavior of peo under pressure EUROPHYS LETT 24 (3): 183-188 OCT 20 1993 * Rabin Y, Pekarski P, Bruinsma R Charge effects on density-fluctuations in stretched gels EUROPHYS LETT 24 (2): 145-149 OCT 10 1993 * Lederman M, Selinger JV, Bruinsma R, et al. Dynamics of the diluted ising antiferromagnet in the (h,t) plane PHYS REV B 48 (6): 3810-3819 AUG 1 1993 * Zuckerman D, Bruinsma R Chaotic drainage of soap films ABSTR PAP AM CHEM S 206: 179-COLL Part 1 AUG 22 1993 * Goulian M, Bruinsma R, Pincus P Long-range forces in heterogeneous fluid membranes (vol 22, pg 145, 1993) EUROPHYS LETT 23 (2): 155-155 JUL 10 1993 * Larson RG, Winey KI, Patel SS, et al. The rheology of layered liquids - lamellar block- copolymers and smectic liquid-crystals RHEOL ACTA 32 (3): 245-253 MAY-JUN 1993 * Shi J, Bruinsma R, Bishop AR Excitations of the one-dimensional, 2-band peierls-hubbard model at 3/4 filling in the large-u limit PHYS REV B 47 (15): 9181-9188 APR 15 1993 * Goulian M, Bruinsma R, Pincus P Long-range forces in heterogeneous fluid membranes EUROPHYS LETT 22 (2): 145-150 APR 10 1993 * Rabin Y, Pekarski P, Bruinsma R Fluctuations in strained polymer gels ABSTR PAP AM CHEM S 205: 126-PMSE Part 2 MAR 28 1993 * Martin T, Bruinsma R, Platzman PM Quantum-theory of surface-adsorption PHYS REP 223 (3): 135-181 JAN 1993 * Bruinsma R, Dimeglio JM, Quere D. et al. Formation of soap films from polymer-solutions LANGMUIR 8 (12): 3161-3167 DEC 1992 * Rabin Y, Bruinsma R Strain effects on thermal fluctuations in soft solids ­ butterfly patterns EUROPHYS LETT 20 (1): 79-85 SEP 1 1992 * Rabin Y, Bruinsma R Strain effects on thermal fluctuations in soft solids ­ butterfly patterns EUROPHYS LETT 20 (1): 79-85 SEP 1 1992 * Lederman M, Selinger JV, Bruinsma R, et al. Low-temperature dynamics of a diluted ising antiferromagnet PHYS REV LETT 68 (13): 2086-2089 MAR 30 1992 * Bruinsma R Elasticity and excitations of minimal crystals J PHYS II 2 (3): 425-451 mar 1992 * Bruinsma R, Rabin Y Shear-flow enhancement and suppression of fluctuations in smectic liquid-crystals PHYS REV A 45 (2): 994-1008 JAN 15 1992 * Eklund EA, Bruinsma R, Rudnick J, et al. Submicron-scale surface roughening induced by ion- bombardment * PHYS REV LETT 67 (13): 1759-1762 SEP 23 1991 Bruinsma R Growth instabilities of vesicles J PHYS II 1 (8): 995-1012 AUG 1991 * Shi J, Bruinsma R, Bishop AR Theory of vanadium dioxide SYNTHETIC MET 43 (1-2): 3527-3530 JUN 7 1991 * Martin T, Bruinsma R, Platzman PM Adsorption of positronium on metal-surfaces - theory PHYS REV B 43 (8): 6466-6473 MAR 15 1991 * Mills AP, Shaw ED, Leventhal M, et al. Evidence for quantum sticking of slow positronium PHYS REV LETT 66 (6): 735-738 FEB 11 1991 * Bruinsma R Growth instabilities of vesicles J PHYS-PARIS 51 (23): C753-C771 Suppl. C7 DEC 1 1990 * Golubovic I, Bruinsma R Surface-diffusion and fluctuations of growing interfaces PHYS REV LETT 66 (3): 321-324 JAN 21 1991 * Bales GS, Bruinsma R, Eklund EA, et al. Growth and erosion of thin solid films SCIENCE 249 (4966): 264-268 JUL 20 1990 * Bruinsma R The statistical-mechanics of meandering J PHYS-PARIS 51 (9): 829-845 MAY 1 1990 * Bruinsma R, Alexander S Theory of electrohydrodynamic instabilities in electrolytic cells J CHEM PHYS 92 (5): 3074-3085 MAR 1 1990 * Bruinsma R, Zangwill A Long-period polytype structures - reply PHYS REV LETT 64 (10): 1179-1179 MAR 5 1990 * Martin T, Bruinsma R Surface-adsorption - quantum reflection versus polaron collapse PHYS REV B 41 (5): 3172-3184 FEB 15 1990 * Tang C, Alexander S, Bruinsma R Scaling theory for the growth of amorphous films PHYS REV LETT 64 (7): 772-775 FEB 12 1990 * Bruinsma R Slow spreading of polymer melts MACROMOLECULES 23 (1): 276-280 JAN 8 1990 * Martin T, Bruinsma R Surface polaron - statics PHYS REV B 40 (12): 8290-8298 OCT 15 1989 * Bruinsma R Thermodynamics - what, if anything, is melting NATURE 341 (6242): 486-487 OCT 12 1989 * Bruinsma R Theory of polytypism and the fcc hcp transition PHASE TRANSIT 16: 275-285 Part B 1989 * Karunasiri RPU, Bruinsma R Rudnick J Growth dynamics of sputter deposition - reply PHYS REV LETT 63 (6): 693-693 AUG 7 1989 * Martin T, Bruinsma R, Platzman PM Critical-like behavior in quantum adsorption PHYS REV B 39 (16): 12411-12413 Part B JUN 1 1989 * Karunasiri RPU, Bruinsma R, Rudnick J Thin-film growth and the shadow instability PHYS REV LETT 62 (7): 788-791 FEB 13 1989 * Cornwall JM, Bruinsma R Quantum evolution of an unstable field in a desitter-space thermal bath PHYS REV D 38 (10): 3146-3157 NOV 15 1988 * Bruinsma R Diffraction from complex-crystals and pattern- recognition PHYS REV LETT 61 (17): 1966-1968 OCT 24 1988 * Martin T, Bruinsma R, Platzman PM Quantum reflection in the presence of dissipation PHYS REV B 38 (4): 2257-2266 AUG 1 1988 * Heidel B, Knobler CM, Hilfer R, et al. Pattern-formation at liquid interfaces PHYS REV LETT 60 (24): 2492-2495 JUN 13 1988 * Alexander S, Bruinsma R, Hilfer R, et al. Phase-separation by coupled single-crystal growth and polycrystalline fingering in al-ge - theory PHYS REV LETT 60 (15): 1514-1517 APR 11 1988 * Bruinsma R, Zangwill A Morphological transitions in solid epitaxial overlayers EUROPHYS LETT 4 (6): 729-735 SEP 15 1987 * Bruinsma R, Zangwill A Long-period structures in alloys - reply PHYS REV LETT 59 (4): 514-514 JUL 27 1987 * De’almeida JRL, Bruinsma R Replica symmetry-breaking in random-field systems PHYS REV B 35 (13): 7267-7270 MAY 1 1987 * Bruinsma R, Platzman PM Quantum reflection and dissipation PHYS REV B 35 (9): 4221-4223 MAR 15 1987 * Bruinsma R, Zangwill A Structural transitions in epitaxial overlayers J PHYS-PARIS 47 (12): 2055-2073 DEC 1986 * Bruinsma R, Maki K, Wheatley J Local modes in anharmonic solids and the kondo problem PHYS REV LETT 57 (14): 1773-1776 OCT 6 1986 * Bruinsma R, Maki K, Wheatley J Local modes in anharmonic solids and the kondo problem PHYS REV LETT 57 (14): 1773-1776 OCT 6 1986 * Bruinsma R, Mihaly L A ginzburg-landau theory for hysteresis in charge-density wave systems SOLID STATE COMMUN 59 (12): 881-885 SEP 1986 * Bruinsma R. Spin-glass on a bethe lattice - comment PHYS REV LETT 57 (2): 272-273 JUL 14 1986 * Bruinsma R, Coppersmith SN Anderson localization and breakdown of hydrodynamics in random ferromagnets PHYS REV B 33 (9): 6541-6544 MAY 1 1986 * Aeppli G, Bruinsma R Nonequilibrium behavior of the random field ising-model J MAGN MAGN MATER 54-7: 25-26 Part 1 FEB 1986 * Bruinsma R, Bak p Quantum tunneling, dissipation, and fluctuations PHYS REV LETT 56 (5): 420-423 FEB 3 1986 * Bruinsma R, Zangwill A Theory of the HCP-FCC transition in metals PHYS REV LETT 55 (2): 214-217 1985 * Bak P, Bruinsma R Dislocation-loop theory of the NEMATIC SMECTIC-A SMECTIC-C multicritical point - comment PHYS REV LETT 54 (15): 1731-1731 1985 * Aeppli G, Bruinsma R Hexatic order and liquid density-fluctuations PHYS REV LETT 53 (22): 2133-2136 1984 * Zangwill a, bruinsma R Origin of martensitic pseudoelasticity PHYS REV LETT 53 (11): 1073-1076 1984 * Bruinsma R Random-field ising-model on a bethe lattice PHYS REV B 30 (1): 289-299 1984 * Bruinsma R, Aeppli G Interface motion and nonequilibrium properties of the random-field ising-model PHYS REV LETT 52 (17): 1547-1550 1984

External links

* [http://personnel.physics.ucla.edu/directory/faculty/index.php?f_name=bruinsma Bruinsma's webpage at the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy]


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