Aleksander received a B.Sc in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Iowa in 2014. At the University of Iowa he investigated electron solvation dynamics in room temperature ionic liquids in the Margulis Group. He began research the the Voth Group in the summer of 2014 and currently researches new coarse grained methodologies.
Aleksander is currently interested in developing new more automated methodologies for producing parameterized coarse grained models from all atom data and analyzing these frameworks to clarify the direct connection between related coarse grained and all atom simulations. His current projects include the automated derivation of a multi-state elastic network coarse grained model for actin based on all atom data and a similar modeling and analysis of the Arp 2/3 complex based bridging of actin microfilaments.
Dynamics of Excess Electronic Charge in Aliphatic Ionic Liquids Containing the Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide Anion
C. Xu, A. Durumeric, H. Kashyap, J. Kohanoff, and C. Margulis
Journal of the American Chemical Society