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Webinar: Multiscale Simulations of Polymers at Interfaces

Event Details:

  • Date:          Tuesday, 8 March 2022
  • Time:         Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:       Live streaming of the discussion will be available on Zoom (Password: VsSCz1)
  • Speaker:    Prof. Paola Carbone, University of Manchester



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CaSToRC, the HPC National Competence Centre,
 invites you to the EuroCC and SimEA Online Seminar Series


The webinar will be in English and the live stream is open to the public.
Live streaming of the discussion will be available on Zoom (Password: VsSCz1)
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Abstract

The prediction of the adsorption and dynamic properties of polymers at solid and soft interfaces is an important technological and biological problem. Solid interfaces are indeed present in all polymer composites (where particles are dispersed into a polymeric matrix with the aim of improving its mechanical and rheological properties) but also relevant for many applications such as for coatings. Polymers also adsorb at liquid interfaces in many industrial processes, such as liquid/liquid extractions, solvent displacement methods, or emulsifications, and also when used for biological applications, such as drug nanocarriers, biocompatibilizers, or protective coatings.

In this talk we will show how multiscale modelling can help in predicting the adsorption properties of polymers at solid surfaces (specifically carbon black) and soft interfaces (liquid/liquid). We will clarify the thermodynamics of adsorption and how the properties of the interface as well as of the bulk polymer change upon adsorption.

  

About the Speaker

Paola CarbonePaola Carbone got her PhD in Material Science from the University of Milano Bicocca in 2004 and after a postdoc at the University of Bologna, in 2006 was awarded a Humboldt fellowship hosted in the group of Florian Muller-Plathe at the University of Darmstadt in Germany. In 2008 she was awarded a RUCK fellowship and joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester where she was promoted to professor in physical chemistry in 2020.

Her area of expertise is simulations of soft matter and her group specializes in developing new multiscale coupling procedures to link different modelling techniques from quantum mechanics to dissipative particle dynamics. Currently active research areas are: electrolyte/graphene interfaces, polymer composites for industrial applications and surfactant solutions.

 


 

Download the Winter-Spring 2022 Online EuroCC & SimEA Seminar Series Programme here.

EuroCC Simea Seminar Series 2 



The EuroCC project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No. 951732

European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 810660





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Additional Info

  • Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2022
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Paola Carbone, University of Manchester