Group Members

Joseph received a Bachelors in chemistry and mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. In 2014, he completed his Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University in the group of Professor Will Noid, studying statistical-mechanics-based methods for constructing coarse-grained simulation models. Joseph moved to Mainz in 2015 to work on the interpretation of coarse-grained dynamics at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, under the supervision of Kurt Kremer and Tristan Bereau. He received a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2016 to develop methods for constructing kinetically-consistent coarse-grained models for peptides. Joseph has been working as a group leader since January 2020, with a focus on developing multiscale simulation methodologies and investigating the interactions and conformational dynamics of disordered biological polymers.

    Group Leader

Publication Summary as of April 07, 2021:


    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Deep learning methods for coarse-graining

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Free-energy landscapes and kinetics of polymer polymorphism

    Ph.D. Student

    Multiscale investigation of peptide aggregation dynamics

    Master's Student

    Interactions and phase behavior of polyubiquitin chains

    Master's Student

    Time-informed variational autoencoders for molecular simulation analysis