Dr Ramzi Kutteh

Research Scientist
Phone - +61 2 9717 9963
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Role at ANSTO


Dr Ramzi Kutteh's role at ANSTO is to carry out modelling and simulation studies, focusing mostly on molecular dynamics and lattice dynamics, to assist in the interpretation of inelastic neutron scattering data from the instruments. He also performs additional research on topics of personal interest and in collaboration with other members of the Neutron Scattering Science group.

Ramzi's background is in computational physics (condensed matter, colloid physics, and biophysics), methodology and algorithm development, and scientific software.

Qualifications & Achievements & Affiliations


  • Research Physicist/Honorary Associate, December 2003 - December 2015, School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  • Research Fellow, June 1993 - September 2003, (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Washington, USA; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Queen Mary College, University of London, London, UK; Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA)
  • Ph.D. (Computational/Theoretical) Condensed Matter Physics, May 1993; Purdue University, Indiana, USA
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering (Electrophysics Major), June 1987; Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, USA
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, May 1986; University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected publications

"Initial Assessment of an Empirical Potential as a Portable Tool for Rapid Investigation of Li+ Diffusion in Li+-Battery Cathode Materials", R. Kutteh and M. Avdeev, J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014) 11203–11214


"Rigid body dynamics approach to Stokesian dynamics simulations of nonspherical particles", R. Kutteh, J. Chem. Phys. 132 (2010) 174107(1)-174107(18)


"Molecular dynamics and continuum electrostatics studies of inactivation in the HERG potassium channel", R. Kutteh, J.I. Vandenberg and S. Kuyucak, J. Phys. Chem. B 111 (2007) 1090-1098.


"Methods for Stokesian Dynamics Simulations of Nonspherical Particles and Chains", R. Kutteh, Phys. Rev. E 69 (2004) 011406(1)-011406(16).


"Stokesian Dynamics of Nonspherical Particles, Chains, and Aggregates", R. Kutteh, J. Chem. Phys. 119 (2003) 9280-9294.


"Friction and mobility for colloidal spheres in Stokes flow near a boundary: The multipole method and applications", B. Cichocki, R.B. Jones, R. Kutteh, and E. Wajnryb, J. Chem. Phys. 112 (2000) 2548-2561.


"New Methods For Incorporating Nonholonomic Constraints Into Molecular Dynamics Simulations", R. Kutteh, J. Chem. Phys. 111 (1999) 1394-1406.


"Molecular Dynamics With General Holonomic Constraints And Application To Internal Coordinate Constraints", R. Kutteh and T.P. Straatsma, Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Eds K. B. Lipkowitz and D. B. Boyd, 12 (1998) 75-134.


"A Generalized Fast Multipole Approach for Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Computations", R. Kutteh, E. Apra and J. Nichols, Chem. Phys. Lett. 238 (1995) 173-179.