Mohammad Soroush Barhaghi

I work as a postdoctoral researcher and scientific programmer in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
During my Ph.D. I worked on a Monte Carlo simulation software, GOMC. I developed and implemented various Monte Carlo techniques and functionalities.

Home Department: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Office Address: 3143 Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801.

Office Phone: 217-244-2905

Email Address:


Research Interests

  • Free energy methods/calculations
  • Force field development
  • Monte Carlo methods/simulations
  • Monte Carlo advanced sampling techniques
  • Molecular Dynamics methods/simulation
  • Hybrid Monte Carlo/Molecular Dynamics simulations

Current Projects

  • Implement Dispersion-PME into NAMD
  • Develop physical validation test suite for NAMD
  • Develop software to perform Hybrid MC/MD simulations, using GOMC for MC and NAMD for MD simulations
  • Port features and functionalities of GPU accelerated NAMD (NAMD 2.x) into GPU resident NAMD (NAMD 3)