Patel Group

Computational Chemistry, Biophysics, Engineering
Molecular Simulations of Soft Condensed MatterProtein - Protein Interactions and InterfacesCell Penetrating Peptides


Welcome to the Patel Research Group

Welcome to the Patel Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Our group uses high-performance computing platforms (conventional CPU-based and next-generation GPU and hybrid CPU-GPU) to address applied and fundamental aspects of a variety of physical, biophysical, and technologically-relevant condensed-phase systems. Broadly, topics of current interest include:

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning (Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Deep Learning)
  • Biophysics of lipid bilayers and model cell membranes
  • Design of Peptide-Based Cell-Penetrating Pharmaceuticals
  • Protein-Protein interactions
  • Protein-ligand binding free energetics and accurate prediction
  • Aspects of protein and peptide folding
  • Emerging pictures of biophysical processes in crowded cellular environments,
  • Aspects of solvation (hydration) at the molecular level and their relation to a broad range of phenomena spanning the aforementioned systems
  • Carbon nanomaterials properties and modeling at the atomic and mesoscales
  • Development of Molecular Simulation Software for Graphics Processors
  • Development and Implementation of associated computational methods.
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