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Mona Minkara

Assistant Professor,  Bioengineering

Contact

Office

  • 325 ISEC
  • 617.373.2031

Research Focus

Theoretical physical chemistry; computational biochemistry and interfacial chemistry; biological physics; novel studies of surfactants using Monte Carlo algorithms

Education

  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Florida Gainesville, 2015
  • BA, Chemistry and Middle-Eastern Studies, Wellesley College, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • ACS Chemists with Disabilities Committee
  • National Federation of the Blind

Research Overview

Theoretical physical chemistry; computational biochemistry and interfacial chemistry; biological physics; novel studies of surfactants using Monte Carlo algorithms

Selected Publications

 

  • “Monte Carlo Simulations Probing the Liquid/Vapour Interface of Water/Hexane Mixtures: Adsorption Thermodynamics, Hydrophobic Effect, and Structural Analysis.” Minkara, M.S.; Josephson, T.; Venteicher, C.L.; Chen, J.L.; Stein, D.J.; Peters, C.J.; Siepmann, J.I. Mol. Phys. 2018
  • “Probing Additive Loading in the Lamellar Phase of a Nonionic Surfactant: Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo Simulations using the SDK Force Field.” Minkara, M.S.; Lindsey, R.K.; Hembree, R.H.; Venteicher, C.L.; Jamadagni, S.N.; Eike, D.M.; Ghobadi, A.F.; Koenig, P.H.; Siepmann, J.I. Langmuir 2018
  • “Reduction of Urease Activity by Interaction with the Flap Covering the Active Site.” Macomber, L.; Minkara, M.S.; Hausinger, R.P.; Merz, K.M., Jr. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2015
  • “Implementation of Protocols to Enable Doctoral Training in Physical and Computational Chemistry of a Blind Graduate Student.” Minkara, M.S.; Weaver, M.N.; Gorske, J.; Bowers, C.R.; Merz, K.M., Jr. Chem. Educ. 2015
  • “Effect of 10.5 M Aqueous Urea on Helicobacter pylori Urease: A Molecular Dynamics Study.” Minkara, M.S.;Weaver, M.N.; Merz, K.M., Jr. Biochemistry 2015

 

Faculty

Aug 29, 2019

New Faculty Spotlight: Mona Minkara

Mona Minkara joins the Bioengineering department in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor.

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