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Wonpil Im

Position: Professor

Address: Iacooca Hall D219
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4524

Areas of Research

  • Biomaterials
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Bioengineering
  • Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Molecular Bioengineering


Research in Wonpil Im's group is focused on the applications of theoretical/computational methods to chemical and physical problems in biology and material science.

Specific research interests are:

  • Protein/peptide interactions with/in biological membranes
  • Transmembrane-induced signaling and regulation
  • NMR structure calculation & refinement
  • Modeling and simulation of glycoconjugates (GlycanStructure.org)
  • Bacterial outer membranes and interactions with proteins
  • Protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions (G-LoSA)

In addition, Im and his group are involved in developing the biomolecular simulation program CHARMM and its user interface CHARMM-GUI as well as ST-analyzer, a general graphical user interface toolset for simulation trajectory analysis.