Corey O’Hern

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Applied Physics, and Physics
Address: 
ML 203
203-432-4258

Statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium systems such as glasses and granular materials; elasticity theories for soft materials, e.g. liquid crystals and biological materials; structural, mechanical, and dynamical properties of proteins including folding, unfolding, and aggregation.

5 recent publications:

  1. A. Q. Zhou, C. S. O’Hern, and L. Regan, “Revisiting the Ramachandran plot from a new angle,” Protein Science 20 (2011) 1166.
  2. C. F. Schreck, T. Bertrand, C. S. O’Hern, and M. D. Shattuck, “Repulsive contact interactions make jammed particulate systems inherently nonharmonic,” Phys. Rev.  Lett. 107 (2011) 078301.
  3. R. S. Hoy and C. S. O’Hern, “Minimal energy packings and collapse of sticky tangent hard-sphere polymers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010) 068001.
  4. G. Lois, J. Blawzdziewicz, and C. S. O’Hern, “Protein folding on rugged energy landscapes: Conformational diffusion on fractal networks,” Phys. Rev. E 81 (2010) 051907.
  5. M. Mailman, C. Schreck, C. S. O’Hern, and B. Chakraborty, “Jamming in Systems Composed of Ellipse-Shaped Particles”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 255501.

Other links of interest:

Mechanical Engineering

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Field of Study: 
Mechanical Engineering