Jens Smiatek

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Dr. Jens Smiatek
Phone:+49 711 685-63757
Fax:+49 711 685-63658
Email:smiatek _at_
Address:Dr. Jens Smiatek
Institute for Computational Physics
Universität Stuttgart
Allmandring 3
70569 Stuttgart

Research interests

  • Specific DNA structures: i-motif and g-quadruplex
  • Protein folding
  • Hydrophobic hydration
  • Free energy landscapes
  • Influence of solvent properties on structure formation (solvent-solute interactions)
  • Influence of osmolytes on water structure
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Polyelectrolytes and interactions with ions
  • Microscale flows
  • Method development


My profile at "Scholar Google"

  • Micciulla, S.; Sanchez, P. A.; Smiatek, J.; Qiao, B.; Sega, M.; Holm, C.; von Klitzing, R.
    Study of atomistic simulation and layer-by-layer formation of oligoelectrolyte multilayers, submitted (2014)
  • Smiatek, J.
    Two sides of one coin - High and low concentrated aqueous urea solutions around differently charged spheres, submitted (2014)
  • Heuer, A.; Smiatek, J.; Strauss, B.; Riedl, D.
    Informationsgehalt von Fussball-Spieldaten, submitted (2014)
  • Hickey, O. A.; Holm, C.; Smiatek, J.
    Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of the electrophoretic stretching of polyelectrolytes - the importance of hydrodynamic interactions, accepted for publication in J. Chem. Phys. (2014)
  • Smiatek, J.; Heuer, A.
    Deprotonation mechanism of a single-stranded DNA i-motif, RSC Adv. 4, 17110 (2014)
  • Bohner, M. U.; Zemann, J.; Smiatek, J.; Arnold, A.; Kästner, J.
    Nudged-elastic band used to find reaction coordinates based on the free energy, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 074109 (2014)
  • Smiatek, J.; Wohlfarth, A. and Holm, C.
    The solvation and ion condensation properties for sulfonated polyelectrolytes in different solvents - a computational study, New J. Phys. 16, 025001 (2014)
  • Smiatek, J.
    Osmolyte effects: Impact on the aqueous solution around charged and neutral spheres, J. Phys. Chem. B. 118, 771 (2014)
  • Smiatek, J.; Janssen-Mueller, D.; Friedrich, R. and Heuer, A.
    Systematic detection of hidden complexities in the unfolding mechanism of a cytosine-rich DNA strand, Physica A 394, 136 (2014)
  • Smiatek, J.; Harishchandra, R. K.; Galla, H.-J. and Heuer, A.
    Low concentrated hydroxyectoine solutions in presence of DPPC lipid bilayers: a computer simulation study, Biophys. Chem. 180–181, 102 (2013)
  • Hentschel, C.; Wagner, H.; Smiatek, J.; Heuer, A.; Fuchs, H.; Zhang, X.; Studer, A. and Chi, L.
    AFM-based force spectroscopy on polystyrene brushes: Effect of brush thickness on protein adsorption, Langmuir 29, 1850 (2013)
  • Smiatek, J.; Wagner, H.; Hentschel C.; Chi, L.; Studer, A. and Heuer, A.
    Coat thickness dependent adsorption of hydrophobic molecules at polymer brushes, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 044904 (2013)
  • Smiatek, J.; Liu, D. and Heuer, A.
    Unfolding pathways and the free energy landscape of a single-stranded DNA i-motif, From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB11), IAS Series 8, 201 (2012)
  • Meinhardt, S.; Smiatek, J.; Eichhorn, R. and Schmid, F.
    Separation of chiral particles in micro- or nanofluidic channels, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 214504 (2012)
  • Smiatek, J.; Harishchandra, R. K.; Rubner, O.; Galla, H.-J. and Heuer A.
    Properties of compatible solutes in aqueous solution, Biophys. Chem. 160, 62 (2012)
  • Smiatek, J.; Liu, D. and Heuer, A.
    High temperature unfolding simulations of a single-stranded DNA i-motif, Curr. Phys. Chem. 2, 115 (2012)
  • Smiatek, J.; Chen, C.; Liu, D. and Heuer, A.
    Stable conformations of a single-stranded deprotonated DNA i-motif, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 13788 (2011)
  • Smiatek, J. and Schmid, F.
    Mesoscopic simulations of electroosmotic flow and electrophoresis in nanochannels, Comp. Phys. Comm. 182, 1941 (2011)
  • Smiatek, J. and Heuer, A.
    Calculation of free energy landscapes: a histogram reweighted metadynamics approach, J. Comp. Chem. 32, 2084 (2011)
  • Smiatek, J. and Schmid F.
    Mesoscopic simulations of polyelectrolyte electrophoresis in nanochannels in High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '10; Springer, Heidelberg (2011)
  • Smiatek, J. and Schmid, F.
    Polyelectrolyte electrophoresis in nanochannels: a Dissipative Particle Dynamics simulation, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 6266 (2010)
  • Smiatek, J.; Sega, M.; Schiller, U. D.; Holm, C. and Schmid, F.
    Mesoscopic simulations of the counterion-induced electro-osmotic flow: A comparative study, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 244702 (2009)
  • Smiatek, J.; Allen, M. P. and Schmid, F.
    Tunable-slip boundaries for coarse-grained simulations of fluid flow, Europ. Phys. J. E 26, 115 (2008)


  • High temperature unfolding dynamics of a single-stranded deprotonated DNA i-motif