Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Michael Grünwald, University of Utah
Talk Title: Self-assembly of complex structures - insight from computer simulations
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)
Dr. Grunwald received his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna, Austria in 2009 and was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley from 2009-2012. He is now an assistant professor at the University of Utah in the department of Chemistry. His research group is developing and using methods of computer simulation and statistical mechanics to unravel the microscopic mechanisms of the processes that determine the structure and self-assembly of nanoparticles. From the kinetics of nano-particle growth, to atomistic rearrangements inside a single nanocrystal, to the coarse-grained assembly dynamics of large ensembles of nanoparticles, his research aims to make experimentally relevant predictions for the development of functional nano-materials.