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Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

Phone (505) 844-1937


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Materials
  • Soft and biological materials
  • Complex fluids
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • CINT
  • Prediction: theory, modeling and computational techniques


Theory and Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena


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


Professional Societies

American Chemical Society

American Physical Society



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



Complete List of Publications: Google Scholar

Selected Recent Publications:

J.A. Bollinger and Mark J. Stevens, “Catastrophic Depolymerization of Microtubules Driven by Subunit Shape Change,” Soft Matter 14 , 1748 (2018).

D.R. Jacobson, D.B. McIntosh, Mark J. Stevens, M. Rubinstein and O.A. Saleh, “Single-Stranded Nucleic Acid Elasticity Arises From Internal Electrostatic Tension,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 114, 5095-5100 (2017).

Mark J. Stevens and S.B. Rempe, “Ion Specific Effects in Carboxylate Binding Sites,” J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 12519 (2016).

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).

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).

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).

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

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).

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).

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

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).