Serdal Kirmizialtin

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Chemistry, Koc University, Turkey PhD Physical Chemistry, University of Texas Austin

Research Areas: physical chemistry, computational science, soft matter, enzyme actions

Dr. Kirmizialtin received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin in 2007. Upon completion of his doctoral work Dr. Kirmizialtin joined Prof. Ron Elber’s group at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, UT-Austin where he continued his research, first, as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a research associate. At the Elber lab, Dr. Kirmizialtin’s work focused on Molecular Dynamics simulations of long time scale dynamics of conformational transitions.

From 2013 to 2015 Dr. Kirmizialtin worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratories as an Associate Research Scientist in Theoretical Biology and Biophysics. In 2015 Dr. Kirmizialtin joined the NYU, Abu Dhabi faculty in the Chemistry Program.

Dr. Kirmizialtin’s research has a strong cross-disciplinary approach and draws upon insights from physical chemistry, computational science, soft matter, enzyme actions, and biological machinery of information processing. Using theory and computer simulations, Dr. Kirmizialtin’s studies investigate how physical and chemical principles can be applied to understand, predict, and manipulate the behavior of biological macromolecules.