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Nikolai Smolin Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Center for Molecular Biophysics,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Building 6011,PO Box 2008 MS6309,
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6309,USA.
nikolai.smolin@gmail.com

Oak Ridge , TN 37830
Work: (865) 241-5237

Education:

  1. Ph.D. Biophysical Chemistry, 2006, University of Dortmund
  2. M.S. Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2000, South Ural State University

Biography:

Dr. Nikolai Smolin joined the Center for Molecular Biophysics in 2008 as a Post-doctoral Research Associate. He completed his M.S. degree with honors in Applied Mathematics and Physics in 2000 at South Ural State University, Russia. Dr Smolin obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry with summa cum laude from the University of Dortmund, Germany. In 2006 he joined the group of Valerie Daggett at University of Washington as a post-doc.

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Publications
  • Smolin, N.; Daggett, V. Formation of ice-like water structure on the surface of an antifreeze protein. J. Phys. Chem. B,2008, 112, 6193-6202. paper in PDF
  • Smolin, N.; Winter, R. Effect of temperature, pressure and co-solvents on structural and dynamic properties of the hydration shell of SNase - A molecular dynamics computer simulation study. J. Phys. Chem. B,2008, 112, 997-1006. paper in PDF
  • Smolin, N.; Li, B.; Beck, D.; Daggett, V. Side-chain dynamics are critical for water permeation through aquaporin-1. Biophys. J.2008, 95, 1089-1098. paper in PDF
  • Oleinikova, A.; Smolin, N.; Brovchenko, I. Influence of water clustering on the dynamics of hydration water at the surface of a lysozyme. Biophys. J.2007, 93, 2986-3000. paper in PDF
  • Oleinikova, A.; Smolin, N.; Brovchenko, I. Origin of the dynamic transition upon pressurization of crystalline proteins. J. Phys. Chem. B,2006, 110, 19619-19624. paper in PDF
  • PCCP 8 (2006) Mitra, L.; Smolin, N.; Ravindra, R.; Royer, C.; Winter, R. Pressure perturbation calorimetric studies of the solvation properties and the thermal unfolding of proteins in solution – experiments and theoretical interpretation. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2006, 8, 1249-1268. paper in PDF

  • Smolin, N. & Winter, R. A molecular dynamic simulation of SNase and its hydration shell at high temperature and high pressure. Biochim. Biophys. Acta,2006, 1764, 522-534. paper in PDF
  • Brovchenko, I.; Krukau, A.; Smolin, N.; Oleinikova, A.; Geiger, A.; Winter, R. Thermal breaking of spanning water networks in the hydration shell of proteins. J. Chem. Phys.2005, 123, 224905. paper in PDF
  • Oleinikova, A.; Brovchenko, I.; Smolin, N.; Krukau, A.; Geiger, A.; Winter, R. Percolation transition of hydration water: from planar hydrophilic surfaces to proteins. Phys. Rev. Lett.2005, 95, 247802. paper in PDF
  • Smolin, N.; Oleinikova, A.; Brovchenko, I.; Geiger, A.; Winter, R. Properties of spanning water networks at protein surfaces. J. Phys. Chem. B,2005, 109, 10995-11005. paper in PDF
  • Oleinikova, A.; Smolin, N.; Brovchenko, I.; Geiger, A.; Winter, R. Formation of spanning water networks on protein surfaces via 2D percolation transition. J. Phys. Chem. B,2005, 109, 1988-1998. paper in PDF
  • Smolin, N. & Winter, R. Molecular dynamics simulations of staphylococcal Nuclease: the properties of water at the protein surface. J. Phys. Chem. B,2004, 108, 15928-15937. paper in PDF
  • Gelchinski, B. R.; Mirzoev, A. A.; Smolin, N. Computer simulations of vibrational spectra and sound velocity in liquid cesium up to the critical point. J. Non-Cryst. Solids,2002, 312-314, 138-142. paper in PDF
  • Smolin, N.; Gelchinski, B. R.; Mirzoev, A. A.; Duldina, E. V. The analysis of the short-range-order atomic structure of liquid metals by the Voronoi polyhedron method and check of the adequacy of the results gained by the RMC method. J. Non-Cryst. Solids,2002, 312-314, 90-94. paper in PDF
  • Mirzoev, A. A.; Vorontsov, A. G.; Smolin, N.; Gelchinski, B. R. Structure simulation of topologically disordered binary alloys. Proceedings of the Chelyabinsk Scientific Center,1999, issue 1, 30-35. paper in PDF (in Russian)
  • Gelchinski, B. R.; Mirzoev, A. A.; Smolin, N. Analysis of approximations taking into account multielectron effects in the calculation of interionic potentials and properties of liquid metals. Rasplavy,1998, 6, 22-28. (in Russian)
  • Mirzoev, A. A.; Smolin, N.; Gelchinski, B. R. New procedure of simulation of the short-range order structure of binary disorderd systems within the framework of the tight binding method. Proceedings of the Chelyabinsk Scientific Center,1998, issue 2, 21-26. paper in PDF (in Russian)