Taye - Physicist - Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr Mesfin Asfaw Taye

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Services

Physicist

Summary:

I have expertise in Soft Matter Physics and Statistical Physics, Stochastic Processes, Colloid and Interface Science.

Work History

LIST Of PUBLICATION-1

1. The timing statistics of spontaneous calcium release in cardiac myocytes , Mesfin Asfaw; Enric Alvarez-Lacalle and Yohannes Shiferaw, PLOS ONE, 8, e62967 (2013)
2. Effect of thermal inhomogeneity on the performance of a Brownian heat engine, Mesfin Asfaw, European Physical Journal B 86, 189 (2013)
3. Exploring the dynamics of dimer employing the method of adiabatic elimination of fast variable and via numerical simulation, Mesfin Asfaw and Yohannes Shiferaw, Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 025101 (2012)
4. The statistics of calcium mediated triggered activity on a one dimensional cable, Wei Chen, Mesfin Asfaw and Yohannes Shiferaw , Biophysical Journal 102, 461, (2012)
5. Noise-created bistability and stochastic resonance of impurities diffusing in a semiconductor layer, Mesfin Asfaw, Berhanu Aragie and Mulugeta Bekele, European Physical Journal B 79, 371 (2011)
6. Exploring the elastic feature of spherically shaped biological assemblies and soft matter
systems , Mesfin Asfaw , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 23, 105101, (2011)
7. Lateral phase separation of confined membranes, Mesfin Asfaw, International Journal of
Modern Physics B 25, 1 (2011) )
8. Thermally activated barrier crossing and stochastic resonance of a flexible polymer chain in a piecewise linear bistable potential Mesfin Asfaw, Physical. Rev. E 82, 021111 (2010)
9. Stochastic resonance of a flexible chain crossing over a barrier, Mesfin Asfaw and W. Sung, Europhysics Letters, 90, 30008 (2010)
10. Adhesion-induced lateral phase separation of multi-component membranes: the effect of repellers and confinement Mesfin Asfaw and Hsuan-Yi Chen, Physical Review E 79, 041917 (2009)
11. Adhesion of membranes via receptor-ligand complexes: Domain formation, binding cooperativity, and active processes Thomas R. Weikl, Mesfin Asfaw, Heinrich Krobath, Bartosz Rozycki and Reinhard Lipowsky, Journal of soft matter physics, 5, 3213 (2009)
12. Modeling an efficient Brownian heat engine Mesfin Asfaw, European P

List of publication-2

From November 2010

12. Modeling an efficient Brownian heat engine Mesfin Asfaw, European Physical Journal B
65, 109 (2008)
13. Unbinding transitions of membranes and strings from single and double-well potential Mesfin Asfaw, Physical A 387, 3526 (2008)
14. Exploring the operation of a tiny heat engine Mesfin Asfaw, Mulugeta Bekele, Physica A. 384, 346, 2007
15. Membrane adhesion via competing receptor/ligand bonds M. Asfaw, B. Rozycki R. Lipowsky and T. R. Weikl, Europhysics Letters 76, 703 (2006)
16. Energetics of a simple microscopic heat engine Mesfin Asfaw, Mulugeta Bekele, Physical Review E 72, 056109 (2005)
17. Current, maximum power and optimized efficiency of a Brownian Heat engine , Mesfin Asfaw; Mulugeta Bekele, European Physical Journal B 38, 457 (2004)
18. Competing jump cycles for vacancy diffusion in binary alloys, Zerihun Getahun, Mesfin
Asfaw and Mulugeta Bekele, Cond-mat arXiv:0807.5034
19. Transport features of a dimer that hops along a ratchet potential coupled with a spatially variable temperature and load, Mesfin Asfaw and Yohannes Shiferaw, manuscript to be submitted to Physical Review Letters
20. Monte Carlo simulation of controlled impurity diffusion in a position dependent potential and nonhomogeneous temperature, Mesfin Asfaw, Berhanu Aragie and Mulugeta Bekele, manuscript in progress
21. Adhesion of multi-component membranes and strings Ph.D. Thesis (2005) done with Prof. R. Lipowsky and Thomas Weikl, at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. You could get the Thesis on Max Planck Germany

Teaching

teaching

September 2005 - November 2013



TEACHING

• November 2010-Present: Part time faculty
California State University, Northridge, (CSUN), USA

• Statistical Mechanics (Physics 431) at CSUN, obtained teaching evaluation
more than 4.8 (5.0 scale) on average

• Electricity and Magnetism Lab (Physics 220BL) at CSUN, obtained
teaching evaluation more than 4.4 (5.0 scale) on average

• General Physics Lab (Physics 100AL)

• General Physics Lab (Physics 100BL)

• General Physics (Physics 100A)
• Gave lectures on Mathematical Physics (Physics 489) ( covered some
portion of the course after getting a request from Dr. Yohannes Shiferaw)

• Tutored and gave lectures on Solid State Physics (Physics 680) for graduate students after getting a special request from the department

CSUN

 November 2010-Present: Part time faculty and Research fellow
California State University, Northridge, (CSUN), USA

 July 2009- October 2010: Visiting Scholar
Hokkaido University, Japan

 August 2008- July 2009: Visiting Scholar
Asian Pacific Internal Center for Theoretical Physics, Korea

 August 2006- May 2008: Researcher
National Central University, Taiwan

 September 2005- August 2006: Researcher
Max Planck for Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Qualifications & Certifications

Physics

Max Planck Institute, Germany

Physics

Addis Ababa University

Physics

Addis Ababa University

Medical Laboratory Technician

Jimma University

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