Michael L. Greenfield


  • Molecular Dynamics and Molecular Simulation of Fluid Systems, Including Polymers, Liquids, Asphalt, Bitumen, Lipid Bilayers
  • Chemical Effects on Mechanical Properties, Chemo Mechanics
  • Diffusion Within Amorphous Materials
  • Voids and Void Dynamics In Amorphous Materials
  • Molecular-Scale Packing Effects in Amorphous Materials and Proteins
  • Molecular Stimulation of Mechanics and Viscoelasticity
  • Statistical Mechanics of Polymers, Including Unfilled and Filled Elastomers


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering. Johns Hopkins University, 1990

Selected Publications

Kar S, Cuddigan JL, Greenfield ML. Stimulating Stress-Strain Behavior by Using Individual Chains: Uniaxial Deformation of Amorphous Cis-and Trans-1, 4-Polybutadiene. Polymers, 2023; 15(6), 1441. doi: 10.3390/polym15061441
Greenfield ML, Martin LM, Joodaki F. Computing Individual Area per Head Group Reveals Lipid Bilayer Dynamics. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2022. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c04633
Joodaki F, Martin LM, Greenfield ML. Generation and Computational Characterization of a Complex Staphylococcus Aureus Lipid Bilayer. Langmuir, 2022. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c00483
Joodaki F, Martin LM., Greenfield ML. Computational Study of Helical and Helix-Hinge-Helix Conformations of an Anti-Microbial Peptide in Solution by Molecular Dynamics and Vibrational Analysis. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2021; 125(3), 703-721. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c07988
Greenfield ML. Representing polymer molecular structure using molecular simulations for the study of liquid sorption and diffusion. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 2020; 28, 144-151. doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2020.02.003
Greenfield ML, Ohtani H. Friction and normal forces of model friction modifier additives in simulations of boundary lubrication. Molecular Physics, 2019; 117(23-24), 3871-3883. doi: 10.1080/00268976.2019.1670876
Kfoury R, Marzban B, Makki E, Greenfield ML, Yuan H. Effect of Pressure Profile of Shock Waves on Lipid Membrane Deformation. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14(2), e0212566. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212566
Joodaki F, Martin LM, Greenfield ML. Planarity and Out-of-Plane Vibrational Modes of Tryptophan and Tyrosine in Biomolecular Modeling. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2019; 21(43). doi: 10.1039/C9CP04798K
Lemarchand C, Greenfield M, Dyre JC, Hnasen JS. ROSE bitumen: Mesoscopic Model of Bitumen and Bituminous Mixtures. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2018; 149, 214901. doi: 10.1063/1.5047461
Hansen JS, Greenfield ML, Dyre JC. Hydrodynamic Relaxations in Dissipative Particle Dynamics. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2018; 148(3). doi: 10.1063/1.4986569


  • Wojan S, Greenfield ML, Wallington TJ, Krause EK, Inventors; Ford Global Technologies LLC, Assignee. Automotive Washer System with a Purge Apparatus and a Method Therefore. US Patent 6561209. May 13, 2003
  • Greenfield ML, Meyer JJ, Mozurkewich Jr. G, Schneider WF, Stiel LI, Inventors; Ford Motor Company, Ford Global Technologies LLC, Visteon Global Technologies Inc., Assignees. Cofluids for Use With Carbon Dioxide Refrigerant. US Patent 6415614. July 7, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Global Scholar Award, 2016-2017
  • International Road Federation, 2011 Global Road Achievement Award in Research

Recent Grants

9/23/2022. PI. University of Maine. “Assessing Presence and Impact of REOB (Recycled Engine Oil Bottoms) on Asphalt.”
10/10/2018. Co-PI. University of Maine. “University Transportation Center Regional 1.”
3/9/2018. PI. North Carolina State. “INSPIRE: An Evolutionary Paradigm in Design and Engineering of Bio-Adhesives from Bio-Mass.”

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