Ras B. Pandey


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B.Sc. 1972, University of Allahabad
M.Sc. 1974, University of Allahabad
Ph.D. 1981, IIT Roorkee, India


  • Professor, 02/94 - Present, University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA
  • Research Physicist, 09/98-10/2008, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
  • Assoc. Professor, 08/88-01/94, University of Southern  Mississippi, MS, USA
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 01/88-07/88, Cologne and Juelich, Germany
  • Acting Chair, 08/87-05/88, Jackson State University, MS, USA
  • Assistant Professor, 03/85-05/88, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
  • Postdoc., 09/84-02/85, University of Georgia, GA, USA
  • Postdoc., 11/83-08/84, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England
  • Postdoc., 01/83-10/83, Cologne University, Germany
  • Visiting Asst. Professor, 07/81-12/82, N. C. State University, Raleigh, NC, USA


  • Life-long member: American Physical Society.
  • Naval Research Laboratory, Contribution Award (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • Research Award, University of Southern Mississippi: 2003
  • Alexander von Humboldt fellow: 1988
  • Editorial board: Open Macromolecules Journal, ISRN Computational Mathematics
  • Reviewer for many journals, funding agencies, degree programs, and promotion

RESEARCH INTEREST: Computational statistical physics in soft matter

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (of over 140 refereed journal articles)

  • Supramolecular assembly of a biomineralizing antimicrobial peptide in coarse-grained Monte Carlo simulations, D. Matthew Eby, Glenn R. Johnson, Barry L. Farmer, Ras B. Pandey, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 1123 (2011).
  • Adsorption mechanism of single amino acid and surfactant molecules to Au {111} surfaces in aqueous solution: design rules for metal binding molecules, J. Feng, R.B. Pandey, R.J. Berry, B.L. Farmer, R.R. Naik, and H. Heinz, Soft Matter 7, 2113 (2011).
  • A layer of clay platelets in a peptide (M1: HGINTTKPFKSV) matrix: binding, encapsulation and morphology, R.B. Pandey, H. Heinz, B.L. Farmer, L.F. Drummy, S.E. Jones, R.A. Vaia, and R.R. Naik, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polymer Physics, 48, 2566 (2010).
  • Bio-functionalization and immobilization of a membrane via peptide binding (CR3-1, S2) by a Monte Carlo simulation, R.B. Pandey, H. Heinz, J. Feng, and B.L. Farmer, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 095102 (2010).
  • Bioassembled layered silicate-metal nanoparticle hybrids, L.F. Drummy, S.E. Jones, R.B. Pandey, B.L. Farmer, R.A. Vaia, and R.R. Naik, ACS Applied Mat. Interf. 2, 5658 (2010).
  • Global structure of a human immunodeficiency virus -1 protease (1DIFA dimer) in an effective solvent medium by a Monte Carlo simulation, R.B. Pandey and B.L. Farmer J. Chem. Phys. 132, 125101 (2010).