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Barmak Mostofian

Graduate Student (2008 - 2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015 - 2016)


2007:     MSc, Molecular Biotechnology
(Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg)

2014:     PhD, UT/ORNL Genome Science & Technology
(The University of Tennessee)



Current Research:


Biomolecular Hydration

Neutron Scattering




Perticaroli S, Mostofian B, Ehlers G, Neuefeind JC, Omar Diallo S, Stanley C, Daemen LL, Egami T, Katsaras J, Cheng X, and Nickels JD (2017).
Structural Relaxation, Viscosity, and Network Connectivity in a Hydrogen Bonding Liquid.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (in press).

Nickels JD, Chatterjee S, Mostofian B, Stanley CB, Ohl M, Zolnierczuk P, Schulz R, Myles DAA, Standaert RFF, Elkins JG, Cheng X, Katsaras J (2017).
The Bacillus subtilis Lipid Extract, A Branched-Chain Fatty Acid Model Membrane.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8(17):4214-4217.

Mostofian B, Cai C, Smith MD, Petridis L, Cheng X, Wyman C , and Smith JC (2016).
Local Phase Separation of Co-Solvents Enhances Biomass Pretreatment for Bioenergy Applications.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(34): 10869-10878.

Smith MD, Petridis L, Cheng X, Mostofian B, and Smith JC (2016).
Enhanced Sampling Simulation Analysis of the Structure of Lignin in the THF-Water Miscibility Gap.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18:6394-6398.

Smith MD, Mostofian B, Petridis L, Cheng X, and Smith JC (2016).
Molecular Driving Forces Behind the Tetrahydrofuran-Water Miscibility Gap.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120(4):740-747.

Smith MD, Mostofian B, Petridis L, Cheng X, Cai C, Wyman C, and Smith JC (2016).
Cosolvent Pretreatment in Cellulosic Biofuel Production: Effect of Tetrahydrofuran-Water on Lignin Structure and Dynamics.
Green Chemistry, 18:1268-1277.

Nickels JD, Cheng X, Mostofian B, Lindner B, Heberle FA, Perticaroli S, Stanley C, Feygenson N, Neuefeind J, Smith JC, Egami T, Standaert RF, Myles DAA, Ohl M, and Katsaras J (2015).
Mechanical Properties of Nanoscopic Lipid Domains.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(50):15772–15780.

Mostofian B, Cheng X, and Smith JC (2014).
Replica-Exchange Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Cellulose Solvated in Water and in the Ionic Liquid 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Chloride.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118(38):11037-11049.

Mostofian B, Smith JC, and Cheng X (2014).
Simulation of a Cellulose Fiber in Ionic Liquid Suggests a Synergistic Approach to Dissolution.
Cellulose, 21(2):983-997.

GhattyVenkataKrishna PK and Mostofian B (2013).
Dynamics of Water in the Amphiphilic Pore of Amyloid Beta Fibrils.
Chemical Physics Letters, 582:1-5.

Pan J, Cheng X, Heberle FA, Mostofian B, Kucerka N, Drazba P, and Katsaras J (2012).
Interactions between Ether Phospholipids and Cholesterol As Determined by Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulations.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 116(51):14829-14838.

Mostofian B, Smith JC, and Cheng X (2011).
The Solvation Structures of Cellulose Microfibrils in Ionic Liquids.
Interdisciplinary Sciences - Computational Life Sciences, 3(4):308-320.