Monica H. Lamm

Assistant Professor
1037 Sweeney Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6533
Fax 515-294-2689

Research Interests

In our research we use molecular and mesoscale simulation to discover and interpret fundamental relationships between molecular structure and thermodynamic properties in advanced materials. In the last decade an unprecedented array of nanoengineered materials with intriguing functionalities have been synthesized. Many of these advanced nanomaterials are expected to have promising futures in applications such as pharmaceuticals, electronic and optical devices, environmentally responsive coatings, energy storage, and biomedical implants. The field of nanomaterials is inherently interdisciplinary and we work closely with experimental groups in chemical engineering, material science, and chemistry. By combining insights from theory, simulation, and experiment, we gain a clearer understanding of how processing environments and end-use conditions impact the functionality and performance of nanoengineered materials.

        Project Affiliations:
        Bioinspired Materials

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Postdoc Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University, 2000
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1998
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1993

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1995 - 2000 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2006 ISU Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching
  • 2001 - 2003 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 1995 - 1998 GAANN Computational Sciences Fellowship

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Ilgu M; Wang T J; Lamm M H; Nilsen-Hamilton M . 2013. Investigating the malleability of RNA aptamers. Methods. 63:178-187. abstract
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Markutsya S; Devarajan A; Baluyut J Y; Windus T L; Gordon M S; Lamm M H . 2013. Evaluation of coarse-grained mapping schemes for polysaccharide chains in cellulose. Journal of Chemical Physics. 138:214108. abstract
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Markutsya S; Kholod Y A; Devarajan A; Windus T L; Gordon M S; Lamm M H . 2012. A coarse-grained model for beta-D-glucose based on force matching. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. 131:1162. abstract
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Wang T J; Hoy J A; Lamm M H; Nilsen-Hamilton M . 2009. Computational and Experimental Analyses Converge to Reveal a Coherent Yet Malleable Aptamer Structure That Controls Chemical Reactivity. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131:14747-14755. abstract
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Sknepnek R; Anderson J A; Lamm M H; Schmalian J; Travesset A . 2008. Nanoparticle ordering via functionalized block copolymers in solution. ACS Nano. 2:1259-1265. abstract
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