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IPM
30
YEARS OLD

“Ali Naji”

Tel:  +98 21 22280692
Fax:  +98 21 22280415
Email: 

IPM Positions

Faculty Member , School of Physics
(2011 - Present )

Research Interests

Soft Matter, Biological and Statistical Physics (theoretical and computational) - specifically, Coulomb Fluids, Disordered Charged Systems, Strongly Coupled Soft Matter such as highly charged Colloids, Polymers and Membranes, Electrostatics of DNA, DNA Complexes and Virus-Like Nano-Capsids, Casimir Effect, Disordered Liquid Crystals; more recently, Dynamics of Self-Propelled Particles such as Colloidal and Bacterial Swimmers; previously, Diffusion on Ruffled Elastic Membranes, Charged Polymer Brushes, Electrophoresis of DNA

Research Activities

Soft Matter, Biological and Statistical Physics

Related Papers

1. F. Karimi Pour Haddadan, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Casimir-like interactions and surface anchoring duality in bookshelf geometry of smectic-A liquid crystals
Soft Matter 15 (2019), 2216-2222   [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2019/075 Note: Submitted: 14 Nov 2018. Accepted: 01 Feb 2019. First published: 06 Feb 2019
2. L. Javidpour, A. Lošdorfer Božič, R. Podgornik and A. Naji
Role of metallic core for the stability of virus-like particles in strongly coupled electrostatics
Scientific Reports 9 (2019), 3884   [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2017/064
3. T. Jamali and A. Naji
Active fluids at circular boundaries: swim pressure and anomalous droplet ripening
Soft Matter 14 (2018), 4820-4834  [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2018/038
4. C. Monahan, M. Mohammadi-Arzanagh, A. Naji, B.-S. Lu and R. Podgornik
Secondary fluctuation-induced forces in a compressible thermally conducting fluid film
 (Preprint) [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2017/084
5. M. Mohammadi-Arzanagh, S. Mahdisoltani, R. Podgornik and A. Naji
Hydrodynamic fluctuation stresses mediated across a randomly driven fluid film
 (Preprint) [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2016/060
6. B.-S. Lu, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Pseudo-Casimir Stresses and Elasticity of a Confined Elastomer Film
Soft Matter 12 (2016), 4384  [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2016/018
7. B.-S. Lu, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Van der Waals Interaction between Polymers with Sequence-Specific Polarizabilities: Stiff polymers and Gaussian coils
Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 31 (2016), 1641035  [abstract]
arXive.org link: 1509.01996 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2016/002
8. C. Monahan, A. Naji, R.R. Horgan, B. S. Lu and R. Podgornik
Hydrodynamic fluctuation-induced forces in confined fluids
Soft Matter 12 (2016), 441  [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2016/001
9. B. S. Lu, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Molecular Recognition by Van der Waals Interaction between Polymers with Sequence-Specific Polarizabilities
J. Chem. Phys. 142 (2015), 214904  [abstract]
arXive.org link: 1503.05486 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2015/074
10. M. Ghodrat, A. Naji, H. Komaie-Moghaddam and R. Podgornik
Ion-Mediated Interactions between Net-Neutral Slabs: Weak and strong disorder effects
J. Chem. Phys. 143 (2015), 234701  [abstract]
arXive.org link: 1509.01744 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2014/024
11. M. Ghodrat, A. Naji, H. Komaie-Moghaddam and R. Podgornik
Strong coupling electrostatics for randomly charged surfaces: Antifragility and effective interactions
Soft Matter 11 (2015), 3441   [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1412.6799 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2014/023
12. D.S. Dean, J. Dobnikar, A. Naji and R. Podgornik (Eds)
Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter
 (Books) [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2014/030
13. A. Naji, M. Ghodrat, H. Komaie-Moghaddam and R. Podgornik
Asymmetric Coulomb fluids at randomly charged dielectric interfaces: Anti-fragility, overcharging and charge inversion
J. Chem. Phys. 141 (2014), 174704   [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1409.2609 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2014/022
14. A. Basu, A. Naji and R. Pandit
Structure-function Hierarchies and von-Karman-Howarth Relations for Turbulence in Magnetohydrodynamical Equations
Phys. Rev. E 89 (2014), 012117  [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2013/052
15. F. Karimi Pour Haddadan, A. Naji, A.Kh. Seifi and R. Podgornik
Pseudo-Casimir Interactions across Nematic Films with Disordered Anchoring Axis
J. Physics: Condens. Matter 26 (2014), 075103  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1310.8501 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2013/050
16. F. Karimi Pour Haddadan, A. Naji, N. Shirzadiani and R. Podgornik
Fluctuation-Induced Interactions in Nematics with Disordered Anchoring Energy
J. Physics: Condens. Matter 26 (2014), 505101  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1407.1382 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2014/052
17. H. Boroudjerdi, A. Naji and R.R. Netz
Global Analysis of the Ground-State Wrapping Conformation of a Charged Polymer on an Oppositely Charged Nano-Spheres
Eur. Phys. J. E 37 (2014), 21  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1311.5384 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2013/048
18. R.R. Horgan, D.S. Dean, V. Démery, T.C. Hammant, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Aspects of One-Dimensional Coulomb Gases (contributed chapter in the book: Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter)
 (Books) [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1209.3514 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2012/045
19. D.S. Dean, A. Naji, R.R. Horgan, J. Sarabadani and R. Podgornik
Coulomb Interactions between Disordered Charge Distributions (contributed chapter in the book: Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter)
 (Books) [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1209.3515 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2012/044
20. A. Naji, M. Kanduc, J. Forsman and R. Podgornik
Perspective: Coulomb fluids-Weak coupling, strong coupling, in between and beyond
J. Chem. Phys. 139 (2013), 150901  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1307.5130 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2013/053
21. L. Javidpour, A. Losdorfer Bozic, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Multivalent Ion Effects on Electrostatic Stability of Virus-Like Nano-Shells
J. Chem. Phys. 139 (2013), 154709  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1212.0731 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2013/047
22. L. Javidpour, A. Losdorfer Bozic, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Electrostatic Stability and Encapsidation of Charged Nano-Droplets
Soft Matter 9 (2013), 11357  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1308.1942 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2013/046
23. A. Naji, J. Sarabadani, D.S. Dean and R. Podgornik
Sample-to-Sample Torque Fluctuations in a System of Coaxial Randomly Charged Surfaces
Eur. Phys. J. E 35 (2012), 24  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1112.2263 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2012/043
24. V. Rezvani, J. Sarabadani, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Electromagnetic Fluctuation-Induced Interactions in Randomly Charged Slabs
J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012), 114704  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1207.4573 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2012/042
25. D.S. Dean, T.C. Hammant, R.R. Horgan, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
Wrapping Transition and Wrapping-Mediated Interactions for Discrete Binding along an Elastic Filament: An Exact Solution
J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012), 144904  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1207.4576 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2012/041
26. M. Kanduc, A. Naji, J. Forsman and R. Podgornik
Attraction between Neutral Dielectrics Mediated by Multivalent Ions in an Asymmetric Ionic Fluid
J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012), 174704  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1208.3579 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2012/040
27. M. Kanduc, A. Naji, J. Forsman and R. Podgornik
Dressed Counterions: Polyvalent and Monovalent Ions at Charged Dielectric Interfaces
Phys. Rev. E 84 (2011), 011502  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1101.1362 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2011/023
28. H. Boroudjerdi, A. Naji and R.R. Netz
Salt Modulated Structure of Polyelectrolyte-Macroion Complex Fibers
Eur. Phys. J. E 34 (2011), 72  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1101.5760 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2011/022
29. J. Sarabadani, A. Naji, R. Asgari and R. Podgornik
Many-Body Effects in Van Der Waals-Casimir Interaction between Graphene Layers
Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011), 155407  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:1105.4241 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2011/015
30. M. Neek-Amal, N. Abedpour, S.N. Rasuli, A. Naji and M.R. Ejtehadi
Diffusive Motion of C60 on a Graphene Sheet
Phys. Rev. E 82 (2010), 051605   [abstract]
Code: IPM/P-2010/052
31. A. Naji, David S. Dean, J. Sarabadani, Ron R. Horgan and R. Podgornik
Fluctuation-Induced Interaction between Randomly Charged Dielectrics
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 (2010), 060601  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:0908.1337 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2009/030
32. David S. Dean, Ron R. Horgan, A. Naji and R. Podgornik
The Effects of Dielectric Disorder on Van Der Waals Interactions in Slab Geometries
Phys. Rev. E 81 (2010), 051117  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:0907.3113 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2009/029
33. M. Kanduc, A. Naji, Y.S. Jho, P.A. Pincus and R. Podgornic
Role of Multipoles in Counterion-Mediated Interactions between Charged Surfaces: Strong and Weak Coupling
J. Physics: Condens. Matter 21 (2009), 424103  [abstract]
arXive.org link: arXiv:0905.3322 [ abs, src, ps, others], cited by
Code: IPM/P-2009/028
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