### Davide Marenduzzo

Room 2506, The School of Physics, The University of Edinburgh,

James Clerk Maxwell Building, The Kings Buildings,

Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)131 6505289

E-mail: dmarendu_at_ph.ed.ac.uk

I am a lecturer in Biophysics in
the University of Edinburgh, in the
soft condensed matter group.
Before that, I was a post-doc in Warwick University (Oct 04- Mar 06,
working with
Nigel Burroughs in the Maths Institute), in Oxford University
(Oct 02-Sep 04, working in
Julia Yeomans's group in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for
Theoretical Physics), and, even before (Nov 99- Oct 02),
a PhD student in
SISSA/ISAS in Trieste, Italy, Sector of Statistical and Biological
Physics.
I am interested in soft condensed matter physics, in
statistical mechanics and in biological physics.
## Current research interests

### Biologically motivated

- Cell movement and cytoskeleton dynamics
- DNA physics (DNA elasticity, packaging/ejection in phages and knotting)
- Actin and microtubule dynamics
- Physical properties of DNA transcription in bacteria and eukaryotes
- Chromatin modelling

### Non-biologically motivated

- Rheology of liquid crystals (cholesterics, nematics and blue phases)
- Switching hydrodynamics of liquid crystal devices
- Hydrodynamics and rheology of active gels
- Colloidal intrusions in liquid crystals
- Theory of lattice Boltzmann algorithms

## Methods used

### Numerics

- Lattice Boltzmann simulations
- Monte-Carlo simulations (parallel tempering, simulated annealing)
- Molecular Dynamics: Langevin dynamics, Stochastic Rotation
Method
- Exact methods: transfer matrix and exact enumerations for lattice polymers
- Finite difference algorithms to solve partial differential equations

### Analytics

- Generating functions and Laplace transforms techniques for
differential equations (discrete and continuous)
- Functional integration

Click here to see my papers (list only, please
e-mail me in case you are interested in re- or pre-prints).
## Some physics links

Last updated: 01/07/09