Dorel Moldovan


Fruehan Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering

3290N Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Physics, West Virginia University, 1999
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Bucharest, 1989

Research Interests

  • Atomistic and mesoscale modeling and simulation of materials (interfacial materials, thin films, membranes, and biomolecules confined in nanoscale systems)

Selected Publications

Numerical methodologies for investigation of moderate-velocity flow using a hybrid computational fluid dynamics – molecular dynamics simulation approach. Soon-Heum Ko, Nayong Kim, Shantenu Jha, Dimitris E. Nikitopoulos, and Dorel Moldovan, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 28, 245-253 (2014).

Distinguishing single DNA nucleotides based on their times of flight through nanoslits: A molecular dynamics simulation study. Brian Novak, Dorel Moldovan, Dimitris Nikitopoulos, and Steven Soper, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117, 3271-3279 (2013).

Formation of Nanotubes and Nanocoils by Spontaneous Self-Rolling of Aluminum (001)/(111) Bilayers. Jijun Lao and Dorel Moldovan, JOM, 65, 168-174 (2013).

Molecular dynamics simulation study of the effect of DMSO on structural and permeation properties of DMPC lipid bilayers. J. Lin, B. Novak, and D. Moldovan,Journal of Physical Chemistry B 116, 1299-1308 (2012).

Interface dynamics and far-from-equilibrium phase transitions in multilayer epitaxial growth and erosion on crystal surfaces: Continuum theory insights. L. Golubovic, A. Levandovsky, and D. Moldovan, East Asian Journal of Applied Mathematics, 1, 297-371 (2011).

Behavior of ATP grasp domain of biotin carboxylase monomers and dimmers studied using molecular dynamic simulations. B. Novak, D. Moldovan, G. Waldrop, and M. de Queiroz, Proteins, 79, 622-632 (2011).

Spontaneous self-rolling of aluminum (001)/(111) textured bilayer nanofilms into nanotubes and nanocoiles. J. Lao and D. Moldovan, Scripta Materialia, 63, 1120-1123 (2010).

Umbrella sampling simulations of biotin carboxylase: Is a structure with an open ATP grasp domain stable in solution? B. Novak, D. Moldovan, G. Waldrop, and M. de Queiroz, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113, 10097-10103 (2009).