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Francisco Solis

Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Assoc Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Assoc Professor
Academic Professional, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Electrical Engineering
Ira A Fulton Engineering

Publications
  • Chloe M. Funkhouser, Michael Mayer, Francisco J. Solis and K. Thornton. "Effects of interleaflet coupling on the morphologies of multicomponent lipid bilayer membranes". J. Chem. Phys (2013).
  • Francisco J Solis, Vikram Jadhao, and Monica Olvera de la Cruz. "Generating true minima in constrained variational formulations via modified Lagrange multipliers.". Physical Review E (2013).
  • Vikram Jadhao, Francisco J Solis, and Monica Olvera de la Cruz. "Free-energy functionals of the electrostatic potential for Poisson-Boltzmann theory". Phys. Rev. E (2013).
  • Vikram Jadhao, Francisco J. Solis, and Monica Olvera de la Cruz. Simulation of Charged Systems in Heterogeneous Dielectric Media via a True Energy Functional. Phys. Rev. Lett (2013).
  • Subas Dhakal, Francisco J. Solis and Monica Olvera de la Cruz. Nematic liquid crystals on spherical surfaces: Control of defect configurations by temperature, density, and rod shape. Phys. Rev. E, (2012).
  • Vikram Jadhao, Francisco J. Solis, and Monica Olvera de la Cruz. Simulation of Charged Systems in Heterogeneous Dielectric Media via a True Energy Functional. Phys. Rev. Lett (2012).
  • Francisco J. Solis, Graziano Vernizzi and Monica Olvera de la Cruz. Electrostatic-driven pattern formation in fibers, nanotubes and pores. Soft Matter (2011).
  • S. Swaminathan, F. J. Solis and M. Olvera de la Cruz. Conformation and mechanical properties of closed diblock fibers. Physical Review E (2011).
  • C. Funkhouser, F. J. Solis and K. Thornton. Dynamics of two-phase lipid vesicles: effects of mechanical properties on morphology evolution. Soft Matter (2010).
  • Y. An, F. J. Solis and H. Jiang. A thermodynamic model of physical gels. J. Mech. Phys. Solids (2010).
  • Brent L Vernon, Christine M Leon, Francisco J Solis. Phase Behavior and Shrinking Kinetics of Thermo-Reversible Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide-2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate). Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc (2009).
  • P. A. Marshall, E. E. Tanzosh, F. J. Solis, and H. Wang. Response of yeast mutants to extracellular calcium variations. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-Series B (2009).
  • P. K. Jha, F. J. Solis, J. J. de Pablo, and M. Olvera de La Cruz. Nonlinear Effects in the Nanophase Segregation of Polyelectrolyte Gels. Macromolecules (2009).
  • W. Kung, F. J. Solis and M. Olvera de la Cruz. Thermodynamics of ternary electrolytes: Enhanced adsorption of macroions as minority component to liquid interfaces. Journal of Chemical Physics (2009).
  • A. Shewmake. F. J. Solis, R. J. Gillies, and M. R. Caplan. "Effects of linker length and flexibility on multivalent targeting". Biomacromolecules (2008).
  • F. J. Solis, C. M. Funkhouser and K. Thornton. Conditions for planarity in membranes: applications to multicomponent membranes with lamellar morphology. Europhys. Lett. (2008).
  • Y. Velishko, Francisco J. Solis, M. Olvera de la Cruz. Ion Condensation Structure on Patterned Surfaces. Journal of Chemical Physics (2008).
  • C. Funkhouser, Francisco Solis, K. Thornton. Coupled composition-deformation phase-field method for multicomponent lipid membranes. Physical Review E (2007).
  • Francisco Solis, Ralph Bash, Hongda Wang, J. Yodh, Stuart Lindsay, Dennis Lohr. Effects of Histone Acetylation on Properties of Nucleosomes in MMTV and 5S Arrays. Biochemistry (2007).
  • K. Kohlstedt, Francisco Solis, G. Vernizzi, M. Olvera de la Cruz. Spontaneous Chirality via Long-Range Electrostatic Forces. Physical Review Letters (2007).
  • S. Loverde, Francisco Solis, M. Olvera de la Cruz. Charged Particles on Surfaces: Coexistence of Dilute Phases and Periodic Structures at Interfaces. Physical Review Letters (2007).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 112General Physics
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 111General Physics
PHY 113General Physics Laboratory
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 112General Physics
PHY 114General Physics Laboratory
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations
  • Binh Nguyen, Hang Doan and Francisco J Solis. Yeast response to environmental calcium concentration cycles. Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science annual meeting (Apr 2014).
  • G. Guerrero Garcia, F. Solis, M. Olvera de la Cruz. Inversion of the electric field driven by ionic solvation energy. APS March Meeting (Mar 2014).
  • F. J. Solis, V. Jadhao, and M. O. de la Cruz. Generating true minima in constrained variational formulations via modified Lagrange multipliers. APS March Meeting (Mar 2014).
  • Francisco J Solis, Vikram Jadhao, Monica Olvera de la Cruz. Variational forumulations for electrostatic systems: Applications to molecular dynamics simulations. ACS National Meeting (Mar 2014).
  • V Jadhao, F J Solis, and M Olvera de La Cruz. "Ion distributions near dielectric interfaces from Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics". APS March Meeting, (Mar 2013).
  • F J Solis, V Jadhao, and M Olvera de La Cruz. "A variational formulation of electrostatics for heterogeneous dielectric media. ". APS March Meeting, Boston. March 2013 (Mar 2013).
  • Francisco J. Solis. F. J. Solis. Patter formation by competing interactions. Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium. Norhtwestern University, Evanston IL, March 2011 (Mar 2011).
  • M. Funkhouser, F. J. Solis and K. Thornton. Continuum Simulations of Lipid Membranes Using a Phase-Field Method Coupling Composition with Membrane Mechanical Properties. SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science. Philadelphia, PN, May 2010 (May 2010).
  • K. Kohlstedt, G. Vernizzi, F. Solis and M. Olvera de la Cruz. Optimal arrangement of lamellar and triangular lattices confined to cylindrical fibers. APS March Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2010 (Mar 2010).
  • F. J. Solis, G. Vernizzi, and M. Olvera de la Cruz. Semi-flexible polymer with heterogeneous bending rigidity adsorbed at interfaces. APS March Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2010 (Mar 2010).
  • F. J. Solis, C. Leon and B. Vernon. Kinetics of phase separation of thermoreversible gels. APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh. March 2009 (Mar 2009).
  • Solis, Francisco. Charged polymers: From DNA to Prosthetics. Physics Department Colloquim, University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico (May 2007).
  • Solis, Francisco. Polymer effects in forced passage of DNA and macromolecules through nanopores. APS March Meeting (Mar 2007).
  • Solis, Francisco. Pattern formation in membranes by electrostatic and elastic interactions. Colloquium, ICE, UNAM, Mexico City (Oct 2006).
  • Kholsted, K, Solis, Francisco. Surface patterns on co-assembled fibers from charged, amphiphilic molecules. APS March Meeting (Mar 2006).
  • Loverde, S, Velishko, Y, Solis, Francisco. Phase Segregation and Patterning in Two Dimensional Systems: Between Van der Waals and Electrostatic interactions. APS March Meeting. Baltimore, March 2006 (Mar 2006).
  • Solis, Francisco. Biologically inspired pattern formation. SACNAS National Conference
  • Solis, Francisco. 3 lectures on Electrostatics of Biological Systems. Escuela nacional de biofisica (National School of Bioophysics)
  • Solis, Francisco. Phase behavior of charged polymers. Bioengineering Colloquium
Service
  • National Science Foundation, Grant Proposal Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Chemical Physics, Referee (2014 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Grant Proposal Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Journal of Chemical Physics, Referee (2013 - Present)
  • SRP scholarship review comittee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Journal of Physics B, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • Physical Review Letters, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • SRP scholarship review comittee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Physical Review Letters, Referee (2011 - Present)
  • Division of mathematical and Natural Sciences. Personnel committee., Comittee Member (2011 - 2014)
  • Division of mathematical and Natural Sciences. Personnel committee., Committee Member. (2011 - 2014)
  • National Science Foundation, Site Visit Particparnt (2011 - 2011)
  • National Science Foundation, Grant Proposal Reviewer (Present)
  • SRP Fellowship Grant Review Comittee, Reviewer (Present)