• Yingling Computational Soft Materials Research Group (Y-CoSMaR)

    Soft materials include a wide range of materials, such as polymers, colloids, organic composites, biological materials, whose properties arise from the complex interplay between processes occurring over multiple scales. Research interests in our group are focused on the development of advanced computational models and novel algorithms for multiscale molecular modeling of various processes in composite, soft and biological materials. Specifically, we aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the structure-property relations of a variety of soft materials systems that are formed through the process of self-assembly.

  • Attending conferences
  • Covers
  • Presenting posters

Recent News:

  • Dr. Yingling was selected as 2014-2015 University Faculty Scholar
  • Hayden Fuss won the NCSU Undergraduate Research Awards for the Spring 2015
  • Nan Li won Materials Research Society (MRS) Silver Graduate Student Award (Boston, MA, December 2014)
  • Hoshin Kim won 2nd place poster award at KSEA (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association) Regional conference(Durham, NC, Nov. 2014)
  • Nan Li won American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) Biomaterials Graduate Student Award (Atlanta, GA, November 2014)
  • Hayden Fuss won the 1st Place Undergraduate Poster Competition at 128th NC-ACS Local Section Conference (Durham, NC, October 2014)
  • Jessica Nash and Nan Li won poster presentation awards at Triangle Student Research competition
  • A paper on a new model for polyelectrolyte-based materials is in the News
  • Check out our animations from atomsitic molecular dynamics simulaitons and dissipative particle dynamics simulations on our Group YouTube channel
  • Congratulations to W. Hayden Fuss for winning the Best Oral Presentation award at UNC MIRT and RT-MRSEC Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Research Symposium, July 2014!
  • Congratulaitons to Jessica Nash for winning the Best Poster Award at Triangle Soft Matter Workshop, May 2014!
  • Congratulations to Hayden Fuss for winning ACCIAC Undergraduate Fellowship in Creativity and Innovation for Summer 2014!
Complete Contact Information

Yaroslava G. Yingling
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Email yara_yingling@ncsu.edu


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Research Interests:

  • Large scale molecular dynamics simulations of bio-organic and bio-inorganic interfaces;
  • Molecular modeling of self-assembly and folding of DNA and RNA based materials;
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of interactions between nanoparticles and biopolymers;
  • Multiscale molecular modeling of polymer nanocomposites;
  • Three-dimensional structure prediction of proteins and nucleic acids;
  • Mechanisms of cellulose biosynthesis.


  • National Science Foundation, Directorate of Engineering
  • National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research
  • US Department of Energy,Office of Basic Energy Sciences
  • Eastman Chemical