Katie Klymko

Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational Research Division

Contact Information

Katie Klymko
MS 50A-3111
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
1 Cyclotron Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94720

Affiliation and Research Interests

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) in the Computational Research Division of the Computing Sciences Directorate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. My current research focuses on using fluctuating hydrodynamics to study the collective properties of particles in incompressible fluids in collaboration with the Multiscale Modeling and Stochastic Systems (MuMSS) group.


I received by PhD in August of 2018 from UC Berkeley where I used statistical mechanics and molecular simulations to understand pattern formation and response properties in nonequilibrium liquids. This required using and developing importance sampling techniques as well as tools from large deviation theory and stochastic thermodynamics.


J. M. Epstein, K. Klymko, K. K. Mandadapu. Statistical Mechanics of Transport Processes in Active Matter II: Equations of Hydrodynamics for Active Brownian Particles. arXiv:1809.01114, 2018.

S. Whitelam, K. Klymko, D. Mandal. Phase separation and large deviations of lattice active matter. J. Chem. Phys., 148 154902, 2018.

K. Klymko, P.L. Geissler, J.P. Garrahan, S. Whitelam. Rare behavior of growth processes via umbrella sampling of trajectories. Phys. Rev. E, 97, 032123, 2018.

D. Mandal, K. Klymko, M.R. DeWeese. Entropy production and fluctuation theorems for active matter. Phys. Rev. Lett., 119, 258001, 2017.

K. Klymko, D. Mandal, K. K. Mandadapu. Statistical mechanics of transport processes in active fluids: Equations of hydrodynamics. J. Chem. Phys., 147, 194109, 2017.

K. Klymko, J.P. Garrahan, S. Whitelam. Similarity of ensembles of trajectories of reversible and irreversible growth processes. Phys. Rev. E, 96, 042126, 2017.

D. Mandal, K. Klymko, K. K. Mandadapu. Generalized hydrodynamics of active polar suspensions. arXiv:1706.02284, 2017.

K. Klymko, P.L. Geissler, S. Whitelam. Microscopic origin and macroscopic implications of lane formation in mixtures of oppositely driven particles. Phys. Rev. E, 94, 022608, 2016.

D. M. Schauder, O. Kuybeda, J. Zhang, K. Klymko, A. Bartesaghi, M. J. Borgnia, M. L. Mayer, S. Subramaniam. P.N.A.S., 110, 5921-5926, 2013.

G. Cecere, G.X.Y. Zheng, A.R. Mansisidor, K. Klymko, A. Grishok. Promoters recognized by forkhead proteins exist for individual 21U-RNAs. Mol. Cell, 47, 734-745, 2012.

W.L. Miller, B. Bozorgui, K. Klymko, A. Cacciuto. Free energy of alternating two-component polymer brushes on cylindrical templates. J. Chem. Phys. , 135, 244902, 2011.

K. Klymko, A. Cacciuto. Free Energy of Multiple Overlapping Chains. Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 278302, 2011.