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Thomas M. Truskett

Associate Professor
Computational Life Sciences and Biology
Texas A and M University
United States of America


Thomas M. Truskett is Associate Professor and Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 2001, where he studied statistical mechanics of the liquid state, the glass transition, and structuring of disordered media. He then pursued post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco, where he investigated water, hydrophobic interactions, and modeling of biomolecular systems. In 2002, he joined the joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Interest

Research Interests in computational and theoretical tools to explore how interfaces and confinement impact the behavior of molecular fluids, colloidal suspensions, protein solutions, and glasses


  • Rajamani S, Truskett TM, Garde S. Hydrophobic hydration from small to large lengthscales: Understanding and manipulating the crossover. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2005 Jul 5;102(27):9475-80.

  • Dill KA, Truskett TM, Vlachy V, Hribar-Lee B. Modeling water, the hydrophobic effect, and ion solvation. Annu. Rev. Biophys. Biomol. Struct.. 2005 Jun 9;34:173-99.

  • Torquato S, Truskett TM, Debenedetti PG. Is random close packing of spheres well defined?. Physical review letters. 2000 Mar 6;84(10):2064.

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