R. Dean Astumian

R. Dean Astumian
Professor of Physics

  • B.S. 1978 Chemistry, University of Texas, Arlington
  • M.S. 1982 Chemistry, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Ph.D. 1983 Mathematical Science/Physical Chemistry,
    University of Texas, Arlington

Office: 122 Bennett Hall

Office Phone: 207/581-1024

EMail: Dean<dot>Astumian<at>umit<dot>maine<dot>edu

Research Interests:

  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemically driven molecular motors and pump

Current CV

Selected Recent Publications:

“Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Molecular Motors”, Biophysical Journal, 98, 2401-9, June 2010.

“Design principles for Brownian molecular machines: how to swim in molasses and walk in a hurricane,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 9(37):5067-83, Oct. 7, 2007.

“Adiabatic operation of a molecular machine,” PNAS, 104(50):19515-18,
Dec. 11, 2007.

“Chemical peristalsis,” PNAS, 102(6):1843-47, Feb. 8, 2005.

“Thermodynamics and Kinetics of a Brownian Motor,” Science Magazine, 276:917-922, May 9, 1997.