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Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

Email
Phone (505) 844-1937

Capabilities

  • CINT
  • Prediction: theory, modeling and computational techniques

Expertise

Theory and Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena

Education

Ph. D., Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1991

B.S. (Physics) and B.A. (Mathematics) summa cum laude, University of Cincinnati, 1984

 

Professional Appointments

Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies Staff Scientist 2006-present

Staff Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories 2/1997 - present

Limited Term Employee, Sandia National Laboratories 7/1995 - 2/1997

 

Professional Societies

American Chemical Society

American Physical Society

 

Awards

Outstanding Mentor Award, 2012

Fellow American Physical Society, 2010

Sandia Individual Performance Award, 2006

Sandia Individual Performance Award, 2003

Sandia Award for Excellence, 2002

Sandia Individual Performance Award, 2001

Sandia Computational Science 1st place prize, 2001

 

Publications

A.N. Gentilcore, N. Michaud-Agrawal, P.S. Crozier, Mark J. Stevens and T.B.Woolf, “Examining
the Origins of the Hydration Force Between Lipid Bilayers Using All-Atom Simulations,”
J. Membrane Biology 235, 1 (2010).

M. Chandross, C.D. Lorenz, Mark J. Stevens, G.S. Grest, “Probe-Tip Induced Damage in Compliant
Substrates,” J. Manu. Sci. and Engr. 132, 030916 (2010).

Mark J. Stevens and J.H. Hoh, “Conformational Dynamics of Neurofilament Side-Arms,” J.
Phys. Chem. B 114, 8879 (2010).

D. Mirijanian and A.N. Dickey and T.B. Woolf and J.H. Hoh and Mark J. Stevens, “Splaying
of Aliphatic Tails Plays a Central Role in Barrier Crossing During Liposome Fusion,” J. Phys.
Chem. B 114, 11061 (2010).

C.D. Lorenz, M. Tsige, S.B. Rempe, M. Chandross, Mark J. Stevens and G.S. Grest, “Simulation
study of the silicon oxide and water interface,” J. of Computational and Theoretical
Nanoscience, 7 2586-2601 (2010).

L.M. Hall, Mark J. Stevens, A. Frischknecht, “Effect of Polymer Architecture and Ionic Aggregation
on the Scattering Peak in Model Ionomers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 127801 (2011).

Mark J. Stevens and J.H. Hoh, “Interactions between planar grafted neurofilament side-arms,”
J. Phys. Chem. B, 115, 7541 (2011).

L. Hall, M. Seitz, K. Winey, K. Opper, K. Wagener, Mark J. Stevens, A. Frischknecht, “Ionic
Aggregate Structure in Ionomer Melts: Effect of Molecular Architecture o n Aggregates and the
Ionomer Peak,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 574 (2012).

Y. Ou, J.B. Sokoloff and Mark J. Stevens, “Comparison of shear behavior between two planar
neutral brushes and polyelectrolyte brushes through molecular dynamics simulation,” Phys.
Rev. E 85, 011801 (2012).

S. Cheng, A. Aggarwal and Mark J. Stevens, “Self-assembly of artificial microtubules,” Soft
Matter 8, 5666 (2012).

Mark J. Stevens, D. B. McIntosh and O. A. Saleh, “Simulations of Stretching a Strong, Flexible
Polyelectrolyte,” Macromolecules 45, 5757, (2012).

A. K. Tucker and Mark J. Stevens, “Study of the polymer length dependence of the single
chain transition temperature in syndiotactic poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) oligomers in water,”
Macromolecules 45, 6697 (2012).

T.M. Alam, J.E. Jenkins, D. Bolintineanu, Mark J. Stevens, A.L. Frischnecht, K. I. Winey,
C.F. Buitrago, K.L. Opper and K.B. Wagener, “Heterogeneous Coordination Environments in
Lithium-Neutralized Ionomers Identified Using 1H and 7Li MAS NMR,” Materials 7, 1508
(2012).

L. Hall, Mark J. Stevens and A.L. Frischknecht, “Dynamics of Model Ionomer Melts of Various
Architectures,” Macromolecules 45, 8097 (2012).

A. Dickey and Mark J. Stevens, “Site-dipole field and vortices in confined water,” Phys. Rev. E
86, 051601 (2012).

D.S. Bolintineanu, Mark J. Stevens and A.L. Frischknecht, “Atomistic Simulations Predict a
Surprising Variety of Morphologies in Precise Ionomers,” ACS Macro Letters 2, 206 (2013).

D.S. Bolintineanu, Mark J. Stevens and A.L. Frischknecht, “Influence of Cation Type on Ionic
Aggregates in Precise Ionomers,” Macromolecules 46, 5381 (2013).

Mark J. Stevens, D. B. McIntosh and O. A. Saleh, “Simulations of Stretching a Strong, Flexible
Polyelectrolyte: Using long chains to access the Pincus Scaling Regime,” Macromolecules 46,
6369 (2013).

A. K. Tucker and Mark J. Stevens, “Study of the structure dependent behavior of polyelectrolyte
in water,” J. Chem. Phys. 139, 104907 (2013).

Y. Ou, J.B. Sokoloff and Mark J. Stevens, “Molecular dynamics simulation studies of two
grafted polyelectrolyte polymer hydrogels pressed in contact,” J. Chem. Phys. 139, 144902
(2013).

S. Cheng and Mark J. Stevens, “Self-assembly of chirial tubules,” Soft Matter 10, 510 (2013).

C.A. Lueth and D.S. Bolintineanu and Mark J. Stevens and A. L. Frischknecht, “Hydrogen bonded
aggregates in precise acid copolymers,” J. Chem. Phys. 140, 054902 (2014).

M.J. Stevens, “How shape affects microtubule and nanoparticle assembly,” Science 343, 981
(2014).

Z. Cao, Mark J. Stevens and A. V. Dobrynin, “Adhesion and Wetting of Nanoparticles on Soft
Surfaces,” Macromolecules 47, 3203 (2014).

C.L. Ting, A. L. Frischknecht, Mark J. Stevens, and E.D. Spoerke, “Electrostatically tuned self-assembly
of branched amphiphilic peptides,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 118, 8624 (2014).

D.V. Gough, J.S. Wheeler, S. Cheng, Mark J. Stevens, E.D. Spoerke, “Supramolecular Assembly
of Asymmetric Self-Neutralizing Amphiphilic Peptide Wedges,” Langmuir, 30, 9201
(2014).

Z. Cao, Mark J. Stevens and A. V. Dobrynin, “Elastocapillarity: Adhesion and Wetting in Soft
Polymeric Systems,” Macromolecules 47, 6515 (2014).

M. Bachand, N.F. Bouxsein, S. Cheng, Mark J. Stevens, S. von Hoyningen-Huene, and G.D.
Bachand, ”Directed self-assembly of 1D microtubule nano-arrays,” RSC Advances 4, 54641-
54649 (2014).

C. L. Ting, Mark J. Stevens and A. L. Frischknecht, “Structure and dynamics of coarse-grained
ionomer melts under an external electric field,” Macromolecules 48, 809 (2015).

Z. Cao, Mark Stevens, J.-M. Carrillo and A. Dobrynin, “Adhesion andWetting of Soft Nanoparticles
on Textured Surfaces: Transition between Wenzel and Cassie-Baxter States,” Langmuir
31, 1693 (2015).

C. Buitrago, D. Bolintineanu, M. Seitz, K. Opper, K. Wagener, Mark Stevens, A. Frischknecht
and K. Winey, “Direct Comparisons of X-ray Scattering and Atomistic Molecular Dynamics
Simulations for Precise Acid Copolymers and Ionomers,” Macromolecules 48, 1210 (2015).

S. G. Moore, Mark J. Stevens and G.S. Grest, “Liquid-vapor interface of the Stockmayer fluid
in a uniform external field,” Phys. Rev. E 91, 022309 (2015).

G. D. Bachand, E. D. Spoerke, and Mark J. Stevens, “Microtubule-based nanomaterials: Exploiting
Nature’s dynamic biopolymers.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 6, 1065, (2015).

L. J. Abbott, A. K. Tucker, and Mark J. Stevens, “Single Chain Structure of a Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)
Surfactant in Water,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 119, 3837 (2015).

C. Ting, B. Jones, A. Frischknecht, E. Spoerke and Mark J. Stevens, “Amphiphilic triblocks
to control assembly of mixed or segregated bilayers and monolayers,” Soft Matter, 11, 6800
(2015).
L. J. Abbott and Mark J. Stevens, “A Temperature-Dependent Coarse-Grained Model for the
Thermoresponsive Polymer Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide),” J. Chem. Phys. 143, 244901 (2015).

K. M. Salerno, A. L. Frischknecht, M. J. Stevens, “Charged Nanoparticle Attraction in Multivalent
Salt Solution: A Classical-Fluids Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics
Study,” J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 5927 (2016).

Mark J. Stevens and O. A. Saleh, “Simulations of Stretching a Flexible Polyelectrolyte with
Varying Charge Separation,” Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 225, 1683 (2016).

C. L. Ting, K. E. Sorensen-Unruh, Mark J. Stevens and A. L. Frischknecht, “Nonequilibrium
simulations of model ionomers in an oscillating electric field,” J. Chem. Physics 145 , 044902
(2016).