Himanshu Joshi

(217) 265-6438
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Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

I am a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Prof Aleksei Aksimentiev. I am a computational physicist by training and obtained my PhD from Physics Department of IISc Bangalore in 2017. My research interest involves the multiscale modelling of exotic nano-bio materials using novel computer simulation techniques. I implement the basic concept of statistical mechanics and computational chemistry to understand the phenomenon of technological interest at nanoscale. Overall goal of my research is to broaden the usage of nanomaterials in modern science and technology.

Please refer to my curriculum vitae for detail information about my education, skills and research interest.


  1. Patrick M. Arnott, Himanshu Joshi, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Stefan Howorka. "Dynamic Interactions between Lipid-Tethered DNA and Phospholipid Membranes." Langmuir 34:15084-15092 (2018). PDF icon supplementary_information.pdf (2.54 MB)
  2. Yiming Yang, Aaron Alford, Veronika Kozlovskaya, Shidi Zhao, Himanshu Joshi, Eunjung Kim, Shuo Qian, Volker Urban, Donald Cropek, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Eugenia Kharlampieva. "Effect of temperature and hydrophilic ratio on the structure of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-block-poly(dimethylsiloxane)-block-poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) polymersomes." ACS Applied Polymer Materials 1:722-736 (2019). PDF icon si-aba_sans_revised.pdf (2.84 MB)
  3. Alexander Ohmann, Kerstin Göpfrich, Himanshu Joshi, Rebecca F. Thompson, Diana Sobota, Neil A. Ranson, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Ulrich F. Keyser. "Controlling aggregation of cholesterol-modified DNA nanostructures." Nucleic Acid Research 47:11441-11451 (2019). PDF icon si.pdf (1.74 MB)
  4. Woochul Song, Himanshu Joshi, Ratul Chowdhury, Joseph S. Najem, Yue-xiao Shen, Chao Lang, Codey B. Henderson, Yu-Ming Tu, Megan Farell, Megan E. Pitz, Costas D. Maranas, Paul S. Cremer, Robert J. Hickey, Stephen A. Sarles, Jun-li Hou, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Manish Kumar. "Artificial Water Channels Enable Fast and Selective Water Permeation Through Water-wire Networks." Nature Nanotechnology. 15,:73-79 (2020). PDF icon song2019_si.pdf (15.29 MB)
  5. Diana Sobota, Himanshu Joshi, Alexander Ohmann, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Ulrich F. Keyser. "Tailoring interleaflet lipid transfer with a DNA-based synthetic enzyme." Nano Letters (2020). PDF icon si.pdf (2.57 MB)
  6. Arundhati Roy, Himanshu Joshi, Ruijuan Ye, Jie Shen, Feng Chen, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Huaqiang Zeng. "Polyhydrazide-based organic nanotubes as extremely efficient and highly selective artificial iodide channels." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 12:4806-4813 (2020). PDF icon si-final.pdf (3.1 MB)
  7. Prabhat Tripathi, Liang Shuai, Himanshu Joshi, Hirohito Yamazaki, William H. Fowle, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Hicham Fenniri, and Meni Wanunu. "Rosette Nanotube Porins as Ion Selective Transporters and Single-Molecule Sensors." Journal of the American Chemical Society 142:1680-1685 (2020). PDF icon si.pdf (2.47 MB)