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Manolis Doxastakis.

Manolis Doxastakis

Associate Professor


Manolis Doxastakis graduated from the National Technical University of Athens with a Diploma in Chemical Engineering in 1996. He then moved to the University of Patras, Greece, and received his MS and PhD in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, respectively, in 2002.

During his graduate studies, Doxastakis worked at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, Patras; the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Heraklion, Greece; and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, he moved to the University of Wisconsin, Madison as a postdoctoral researcher in Chemical and Biological Engineering. In 2007, Doxastakis joined the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering studying interfacial phenomena in materials science and biophysics with custom highly efficient parallel algorithms. In 2014, he moved to Argonne National Laboratory and the Institute for Molecular Engineering working on  combining advanced X-ray scattering methods with molecular simulations. In Fall 2016, Doxastakis joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Doxastakis’ research uses computational methods as applied to a broad spectrum of soft matter that covers polymer melts, blends, copolymers as well as lipid membranes and protein assemblies. His articles are highlighted in the front cover of high impact journals and are consistently cited. He has delivered over 20 invited lectures, chaired multiple sessions on multiscale modeling in national conferences and serves as the reviewer for over 20 scientific journals.


  • Polymer melts, blends and nanocomposites
  • Association of biomolecules in membrane environments
  • Reaction-diffusion phenomena in patterning applications
  • Development of novel algorithms for multiscale modeling
  • Computational characterization of materials coupled to scattering experiments.


PhD, University of Patras (2002): Static and Dynamic Behavior of Polymer Mixtures of Similar Chemical Constitution and Different Macromolecular Architecture

Professional Service

  • Member of: (1) American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), (2) American Physical Society, (3) Biophysical Society.
  • Chair and co-chair in sessions “Multiscale Modeling and Characterization of Polymers” and “Computational Studies Of Self-Assembly” in multiple National AIChE Meetings.
  • Chair “Lipid Bilayers and Biological Membranes,” APS Meeting.
  • Reviewer for over 20 high impact scientific journals including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Macromolecules, Journal of Chemical Physics, and ACS Macro Letters.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Over 20 invited lectures in national and international conferences.
  • 2013 Front cover article in Macromolecules on polymer-particle interactions.
  • Front cover and 2012 Editor’s Choice article in Journal of Chemical Physics.
  • ICEH/T Fellowship for graduate studies, Excellence award (National Technical University of Athens), Hellenic Mathematical Society awards.


For a complete list of publications, visit Doxastakis' Google Scholar page.

  • Du, M. Doxastakis, E. Hilou, S.-L. Biswal, “Two-dimensional melting of colloids with long-range attractive interactions,” Soft Matter, 13, 1548, (2017). [DOI]
  • Segal-Peretz, J. Ren, S. Xiong, G. Khaira, A. Bowen, L. E. Ocola, R. Divan, M. Doxastakis, N. J. Ferrier, J. de Pablo, P. F. Nealey, “Quantitative three-dimensional characterization of block copolymer directed self-assembly on combined chemical and topographical prepatterned templates,” ACS Nano, 11, 1307, (2017). [DOI]
  • S. Suh, X. Chen, P. A. Rincon-Delgadillo, Z. Jiang, J. Strzalka, J. Wang, W. Chen, R. Gronheid, J. J. de Pablo, N. Ferrier, M. Doxastakis and P. F. Nealey, “Characterization of the shape and line-edge roughness of polymer gratings with grazing incidence small-angle X-ray scattering and atomic force microscopy,” J. Appl. Cryst., 49, 832, (2016). [DOI]
  • Segal-Peretz, J. Winterstein, M. Doxastakis, A. Ramı́rez-Hernández, M. Biswas, J. Ren, H. Seon Suh, S. B. Darling, J. A. Liddle, J. W. Elam, J. J. de Pablo, N. J. Zaluzec, P. F. Nealey, “Characterizing the Three-Dimensional Structure of Block Copolymers via Sequential Infiltration Synthesis and Scanning Transmission Electron Tomography,” ACS Nano, 9, 5333, (2015). [DOI]
  • A. Patil, Y.N. Pandey, M. Doxastakis, G.E. Stein, “Characterizing acid diffusion lengths in chemically amplified resists from measurements of deprotection kinetics,” Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, 12, 043017, (2014). [DOI]
  • J. Brooks, W. Dai, M. E. O’Mara, D. Abankwa, Y. Chhabra, R. Pelekanos, O. Gardon, K. A. Tunny, K. M. Blucher, C. J. Morton, M. W. Parker, E. Sierecki, Y. Gambin, G. Gomez, K. Alexandrov, I. A. Wilson, M. Doxastakis, A. E. Mark, and M. J. Waters, “Mechanism of Activation of Protein Kinase JAK2 by the Growth Hormone Receptor,” Science, 344, 6185, (2014). [DOI]
  • Pandey, A. Brayton, C. Burkhart, G. Papakonstantopoulos and M. Doxastakis, “Multiscale modeling of polyisoprene on graphite,” J. Chem. Phys., 140, 054908, (2014). [DOI]
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