Dr. Blinov is a Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a visiting fellow in the Nanotechnology Research Centre. His expertise is in
biological and chemical physics, computational biology, algorithms and software development for nano/biomolecular simulations, and solid state and condensed matter physics.
His current research interests are in the areas of statistical mechanics of molecular liquids, scientific software development, modeling of aggregation of amyloidogenic proteins implicated in neurodegeneration, studying the effects of cellular environments on molecular pathways of aggregation, and development of therapeutic agents for targeting neurodegeneration.
Dr. Blinov collaborates with academic professors on various research projects, and co-supervises highly qualified personnel, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Previously, he taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate academic courses, conducted seminars and labs, and was involved in multiple collaborative projects in academia and industry.