### A class of nonlocal parabolic problems occurring in statistical mechanics

We consider parabolic equations with nonlocal coefficients obtained from the Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equations with potentials. This class of equations includes the classical Debye system from electrochemistry as well as an evolution model of self-attracting clusters under friction and fluctuations. The local in time existence of solutions to these equations (with no-flux boundary conditions) and properties of stationary solutions are studied.