Manolis Doxastakis

Assistant Professor of Chem. and Biom. Eng., UH
Adjunct Member, Ken Kennedy Inst. for Info. Tech., Rice

Post Doct., Chem. Eng. Univ. of Wisconsin in Madison
Ph.D., Chem. Eng., University of Patras
Diploma, Chem. Eng., National Technical University of Athens

S222 Engineering Building 1, University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Ave., Houston, TX 77204-4004
Office Location: S238
Phone: (713) 743-4319, Fax: (713) 743-4323
E-mail: edoxastakis "at-sign" uh "dot" edu

Molecular Thermodynamics and Modeling of Materials 

Current Members


Yogendra N. Pandey

B. Tech, Chem. Eng., Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi, India

  • Nanoparticles in Polymers
  • Polymers on Surfaces
  • Connectivity-Altering Monte Carlo Simulations
  • OpenMP Parallel Methods




Wei Dai

B. Chem. Eng., East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

  • Multiscale protein modeling
  • Large-scale parallel molecular dynamics
  • Monte Carlo techniques for protein association




Alexander Brayton

Undegraduate Research Assistant, Chem. & Biom. Eng., UH
2013 PURS Fellowship

  • Multiscale polymer modeling
  • Molecular Dynamics simulations
  • GPU algorithms







Anupam Prakash

Ph.D. Chem. Eng. Univ. of Houston (2011)
Currently: Sr. Engineer, NALCO, IL

  • Transmembrane Proteins
  • Free Energy Simulations
  • Parallel Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Methods

Lorant Janosi

Ph.D. Physics, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (2007)
Currently: Marie Curie Fellow, Physics Department, University of Cagliari, Italy.

  • Transmembrane Proteins
  • Free Energy Algorithms
  • Large-scale Parallel Monte Carlo

Carlos Rueda

B.S. Chem. Eng., Univ. of Houston (2010)
Outstanding Honors Thesis Award
PURS Fellowship
Currently: Process Engineer, Sep-Pro Systems, Inc.

  • Microscopic Wetting
  • Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold