Hendrick W. de Haan
Ph.D. Physics, University of Guelph
Hendrick W. de Haan received his PhD from the University of Guelph in 2007. He then worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa before joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as an associate professor in 2013. His research employs many different computational methodologies and approaches to model and simulate biophysical systems - often with a focus on nanotechnology applications. Current projects center on devising nanopore-based nanofludic devices to filter polymers such as DNA, studying the self-assembly of red blood cells into stacks via depletion forces, modeling the collective motion of "twitcher" bacterial cells on surfaces, and performing atomistic and coarse-grained simulations of PhytoSpherix particles which are biocompatible nanoparticles derived from sweet corn.