Paul Dommersnes

Adjunct Professor

Department of Physics

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Professor Dommersnes graduated with MSc in physics from NTNU in 1996, and PhD in theoretical physics from ESPCI, Paris in 1999, followed by postdoctoral appointments at NTNU, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Institut Curie in Paris. In 2005 he became Maitre de Conferences (Assistant/Associate Professor) in the Physics Department of Universite Paris Diderot. In 2011-2012 he was invited CAS Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He has served as scientific consultant for life science companies and start-ups. Dommersnes was appointed Adjunct Professor (Professor II) at the Department of Physics at NTNU in 2014.

Research Interests

Soft Matter, Active Matter, Mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Biological Physics

Systems: colloids, droplets, surfactants, bilayer membranes, polymers, micro-structured surfaces, living cells

Publications

2017

Mechanics of Pickering Drops Probed by Electric Field Induced Stress

Alexander Mikkelsen, Paul Dommersnes, Zbigniew Rozynek, Azarmidokht Gholamipour-Shirazi, Marcio da Silveira Carvalho and Jon Otto Fossum

Materials 10, 436 (2017)

Exogenous lysophospholipids with large head groups perturb clathrin-mediated endocytosis

I. Ailte, A. B. D. Lingelem, A. S. Kvalvaag, S. Kavaliauskiene, A. Brech, G. Koster, P. Dommersnes, J. Bergan, T. Skotland and K. Sandvig

Traffic: The International Journal of Intracellular Transport , 18 (2017)

2016

Electro-hydrodynamic propulsion of counter-rotating Pickering drops

P. Dommersnes, A. Mikkelsen & J. O. Fossum

European Physical Journal Special Topics, 225, 699 - 705 (2016)

Surface structuring of particle laden drops using electric fields

P. Dommersnes & J. O. Fossum

European Physical Journal Special Topics, 225, 715 - 728 (2016)

Transition from glass- to gel-like states in clay at a liquid interface

A. Gholamipour-Shirazi, M. S. Carvalho, M. Huila, K. Araki, P. Dommersnes & J. O. Fossum

Scientific Reports by Nature 6, 37239 (2016)

Electric stress induced slip lines in jammed particle monolayers

A. Mikkelsen, P. Dommersnes & J. O. Fossum

Revista Cubana De FIsica 33, 50-52 (2016)

2015

Nanopatterning of Mobile Lipid Monolayers on Electron-Beam-Sculpted Teflon AF Surfaces

M. Shaali, S. Lara-Avilla, P. Dommersnes, A. Ainla, S. Kubatkin & A. Jesorka

ACS Nano, 9, 1271 (2015)

2014

Electroformation of Janus and patchy capsules

Z. Rozynek, A. Mikkelsen, P. Dommersnes & J. O. Fossum

Nature Communications, 5, 3945 (2014)

Pore dynamics in lipid membranes

I. Gozen & P. Dommersnes

European Physical Journal ST, 223, 1813-1829 (2014)

Electrohydrodynamic controlled assembly and fracturing of thin colloidal particle films confined at drop interfaces

Z. Rozynek, P. Dommersnes, A. Mikkelsen, L. Michels & J. O. Fossum

European Physical Journal ST, 223, 1859-1867 (2014)

2013

Active structuring of colloidal armour on liquid drops

P. Dommersnes, Z. Rozynek, A. Mikkelsen, R. Castberg, K. Kjerstad, K. Hersvik & J. O. Fossum

Nature Communications 4, 2066 (2013)

Thermal Migration of Lipid Films as Contactless Fabrication Strategy for Lipid Nanotube Networks

I. Gozen, M. Shaali, A. Ainla; B. Ortmen, I. Poldsalu, K. Kustanovich, G. Jeffries, Z. Konkoli, P. Dommersnes & A. Jesorka

Lab on a Chip, 13, 3822 (2013)

Repair of large area pores in supported membranes

I. Gozen, B. Ortmen, I. Poldsalu, P. Dommersnes, O. Orwar & A. Jesorka

Soft Matter 9, 2787 (2013)

Spontaneous shape transformation of free-floating membrane nanotubes

I. N. Stepanyants, H. Zhang, T. Lobovkina, P. Dommersnes, G. D. M. Jeffries, A. Jesorka & O. Orwar

Soft Matter, 9, 5155 (2013)

2012

Evidence for membrane flow through pores in stacked phospholipid membranes

I. Gozen, P. Dommersnes, O. Orwar & A. Jesorka

Soft Matter, 8, 6220 (2012)

Clay alignment in electric fields

R. Castberg, Z. Rozynek, J. O. Fossum, K. J. Maloy, P. Dommersnes & E. G. Flekkoy

Cuban Journal of Physics, Revista Cubana de Fisica, 29-1E, 17-19 (2012)

2011

Calcium-ion-controlled nanoparticle-induced tubulation in supported flat phospholipid vesicles

I.Gozen, C. Billerit, P. Dommersnes, A. Jesorka & O. Orwar

Soft Matter, 7, 9706 (2011)

Heat-induced formation of single giant unilamellar vesicles

C. Billerit, I. Wegrzyn, G. D. M. Jeffries, P. Dommersnes, O. Orwar & A. Jesorka

Soft Matter, 7, 9751 (2011)

Soft-Matter Nanotubes

Lobovkina, A. Jesorka, B. Onfelt, J. Lagerwall, P. Dommersnes & O. Orwar

Molecular- and Nano-Tubes; O. Hayden, K. Nielsch(eds.) Springer, (2011)

2010

Fractal Avalanche Ruptures in Biological Membranes

I.Gozen, P. Dommersnes, I. Czolkos, A. Jesorka, T. Lobovkina & O. Orwar

Nature Materials, 9, 908 (2010)

Fluctuations of the Casimir-like force between two membrane inclusions

A.F. Bitbol, P. Dommersnes & J.B. Fournier

Physical Review E, 81, 050903 R (2010)

2008

Shape optimization in lipid nanotube networks

T. Lobovkina, P. Dommersnes, S. Tiourine, J.-F. Joanny & O. Orwar

European Physical Journal E, 26, 295 (2008)

Controlled release of Chol-TEG-DNA from nano- and micropatterned SU-8 surfaces by a spreading lipid film

Y. Erkan, K. Halma, I. Czolkos, A. Jesorka, P. Dommersnes, R. Kumar,T. Brown & O. Orwar

Nano Letters, 8, 227 (2008)

Formation and relase of circular lipid nanotubes

T. Lobovkina, P. Dommersnes, J.-F. Joanny, O. Orwar

Soft Matter, 4, 467 (2008)

Fluid imbibition in paper fibers: Precursor front

E. N. de Azevedo, L. R. Alme, M. Engelsberg, J. O. Fossum & P.Dommersnes

Physical Review E, 78, 066317 (2008)

2007

Controlled formation and mixing of two-dimensional fluids

I. Czolkos, Y. Erkan, P. Dommersnes, A. Jesorka & O. Orwar

Nano Letters, 7, 1980 (2007)

Electrophoretic Transport of Latex Particles in Surfactant Nanotubes

M. Tokarz, B. Hakonen, P Dommersnes, O. Orwar & B. Akerman

Langmuir, 23,7652 (2007)

2006

Osmotically driven shape instabilities in axons

P. A. Pullarkat, P. Dommersnes, P. Fernandez, J.F. Joanny & A. Ott

Physical Review Letters, 96, 048104 (2006)

Zipper dynamics of surfactant nanotube Y junctions

T. Lobovkina, P. Dommersnes, J.-F. Joanny, J. Hurtig & O. Orwar

Physical Review Letters, 97, 188105 (2006)

Chemical analysis in nanoscale surfactant networks

R. Karlsson, A. Karlsson, AG Ewing, P. Dommersnes, J.-F. Joanny, A. Jesorka & O. Orwar

Analytical Chemistry, 78, 5941 (2006)

2005

Fluid mixing in growing micronsized vesicles conjugated by surfactant nanotubes

M. Davidson, P. Dommersnes, M. Markstrom, J.-F. Joanny, M. Karlsson & O. Orwar

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1251,7652 (2005)

Marangoni transport in lipid nanotubes

P. Dommersnes, O. Orwar, F. Brochard-Wyart & J.-F. Joanny

Europhysics Letters, 70, 271 (2005)

Single-file electrophoretic transport and counting of individual DNA molecules in surfactant nanotubes

M. Tokarz, B. Akerman, J. Olofsson, J.-F. Joanny, P. Dommersnes & O. Orwar

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 102, 9127 (2005)

2004

Helical packaging of semiexible polymers in bacteriophages

R. Metzler & P. G. Dommersnes

European Biophysical Journal, 33, 497 (2004)

Mechanical tweezer action by self-tightening knots in surfactant nanotubes

T. Lobovkina, P. Dommersnes, J.-F. Joanny, P. Basserau, M. Karlsson & O. Orwar

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 101, 7949 (2004)

2003

Dynamin recruitment by clathrin coats: a physical step?

J.-B. Fournier, P. G. Dommersnes & P. Galatola

Comptes Rendus Biologies , 326, 467 (2003)

Tight and loose shapes in entangled dense polymer

A.Hanke, R. Metzler, P. G. Dommersnes, Y. Kantor & M. Kardar

European Physical Journal E , 12, 347 (2003)

2002

Knots in charged polymers

P. G. Dommersnes, Y. Kantor & M. Kardar

Physical Review E , 66, 031802 (2002)

Tightness of slip-linked polymer chains

R. Metzler, A.Hanke, P. G. Dommersnes, Y. Kantor & M. Kardar

Physical Review E , 65, 061103 (2002)

Equilibrium shapes of flat knots

R. Metzler, A.Hanke, P. G. Dommersnes, Y. Kantor & M. Kardar

Physical Review Letters , 88, 188101 (2002)

The many-body problem for anisotropic membrane inclusions and the self-assembly of "saddle" defects into an "egg carton"

P. G. Dommersnes & J.-B. Fournier

Biophysical Journal , 83, 2898 (2002)

Thermodynamics of proteins: fast folders and sharp transitions

A.Bakk, P. G. Dommersnes, A. Hansen, J. S. Hoye, K. Sneppen & M. H. Jensen

Computer Physics Communications , 147, 307 (2002)

1997-1999

N-body study of anisotropic membrane inclusions: Membrane-mediated interactions and ordered aggregation

P. G. Dommersnes & J.-B. Fournier

European Physical Journal B, 12, 9 (1999)

Casimir and mean-field interactions between membrane inclusions subject to external torques

P. G. Dommersnes & J.-B. Fournier

Europhysics Letters , 46, 256 (1999)

Hydrodynamic interactions in self-similar structures: such as polymers

P. Dommersnes, S. Straumsnes, E. Flekkoy, T. Nicolai and S. Roux

European Physical Journal B , 9, 699 (1999)

Long-range elastic forces between membrane inclusions in spherical vesicles

P. G. Dommersnes, J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola

Europhysics Letters , 42, (1998)

Damage due to self-similar micro-cracking

S. Straumsnes,P. Dommersnes E. Flekkoy, & S. Roux

European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids , 16, 699 (1997)

Comment on "Long-range forces in heterogeneous fluid membranes"

J.-B. Fournier & P. G. Dommersnes

Europhysics Letters , 39, (1997)