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Ricky B. Nellas

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2010 - 2013)

Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Center for Molecular Biophysics
Building 6011, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Work: (865) 241-6867


  1. Ph.D. Louisiana State University
  2. B.S. University of the Philippines Los Banos



 Ricky B. Nellas, Samuel J. Keasler, J. Ilja Siepmann, and Bin Chen, “Exploring the discrepancies between experiment, theory, and simulation for the homogeneous gas-to-liquid nucleation of 1-pentanol” J. Chem. Phys., 2010, 132, 164517.

 Bin Chen, Ricky B. Nellas and Samuel Keasler, “Fractal aggregates in protein crystal nucleation” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112, 4725.

 Bin Chen, Hyunmi Kim, Samuel J. Keasler, and Ricky B. Nellas, “An Aggregation-Volume-Bias Monte Carlo Investigation on the Condensation of a Lennard-Jones Vapor below the Triple Point and Crystal Nucleation in Cluster Systems: An In-Depth Evaluation of the Classical Nucleation Theory” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112, 4067.

 Ricky B. Nellas, Samuel J. Keasler, and Bin Chen, “Molecular Content and Structure of Aqueous Organic Nanodroplets from the Vapor-Liquid Nucleation Study of the Water/n-Nonane/1-Alcohol Series” J. Phys. Chem. A, 2008, 112, 2930.

 Ricky B. Nellas and Bin Chen (Inside Cover), “Towards understanding the nucleation mechanism for multi-component systems: An atomistic simulation of the ternary nucleation of water/n-nonane/1-butanol” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008, 10, 506.

 Ricky B. Nellas, Bin Chen, and J. Ilja Siepmann, “Insights from the Atomistic Simulations of a Ternary Nucleating System”17th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, Galway, Ireland., Eds. O’Dowd, C.D. and Wagner, P., 2007, 306.

 Ricky B. Nellas, Bin Chen, and J. Ilja Siepmann (Cover Page) “Dumbbells and onions in ternary nucleation” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2007, 9, 2765.

 Samuel J. Keasler, Ricky B. Nellas, and Bin Chen, “Water mediated attraction between repulsive ions: A cluster-based simulation approach”, J. Chem. Phys., 2006, 125, 14520.

 Ricky B. Nellas, Matthew E. McKenzie, and Bin Chen, “Probing the nucleation mechanism for the binary n-nonane/1-alcohol series with atomistic simulations”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 18619.

 Ricky B. Nellas, et. al., 6,6’-Bis(chloromethyl)-2,2’-bipyridyl]dichlorocobalt(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E, 2006, E62: m1522-m1523.