Background and activities
Nano-systems are molecular systems of a size so small that the rules of classical physics no longer apply. However, they are also too large to be described by quantum physics. In our research, we study these systems using molecular simulations, which explicitly model single atoms, and the interactions between them. We focus on understanding how the nano-systems work, and how their thermodynamic properties change with system size.
The utlimate goal is to develop thermodynamic methodology that can be used to describe connections between heat and energy in molecular machines. In that way, we can explore the potential of these devices in technological and scientific applications.
I have a master's degree in applied theoretical chemistry with specialization in thermodynamics. My master's thesis evaluated different methods for computation of Kirkwood-Buff integrals in the thermodynamic limit, using molecular dynamics simulations.