Imperial College London

Professor Fernando Bresme

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Chemical Physics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5886f.bresme Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Dr Feng Li +44 (0)20 7594 5717

 
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Location

 

207CMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Welcome to the Computational Chemical Physics group at Imperial College

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Our research is concerned with the computational and theoretical investigation of the structure and dynamics of complex interfaces of chemical relevance; colloids, biopolymers, membranes and nanomaterials, which form the buiding blocks of soft materials. The interfacial physico-chemical behaviour often confers striking properties to these materials, by mediating and promoting a whole range of chemical processes.  

One of our main areas of interest is the investigation of transport phenomena at nanoscale interfaces. Current efforts are directed towards the development of computational tools to quantify energy transport across these interfaces, and the application of these tools to design high performance materials for energy management problems (e.g., super-insulating and highly conductive media) and nanomaterials with chemical and medical applications (e.g. catalysis, medical therapies).

We are particularly interested in the investigation of novel physical concepts for energy conversion and energy recovery applications  (e.g., recovery of waste heat).

In our group we combine non-equilibrium and equilibrium computer simulations, non-equilibrium thermodynamics theory and experiments to investigate the equilibrium and non-equilibrium response of soft matterials.

If you are interested in A PostDoc OR A PhD position in our group please contact me at: fbresme@imperial.ac.uk

 

OPEN POSITIONS IN THE CCP GROUP


  • Each year, the Department of Chemistry awards 10 Chemistry Doctoral Scholarships to outstanding PhD applicants. Successful Scholars will receive full tuition fees and a stipend at advertised EPSRC rates for a PhD place in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. We welcome applications from dedicated and talented students, with the drive to conduct PhD research. Eligibility: Applicants should be a U.K. citizen or an EU national who has been in the U.K. for at least 3 years. 

RESEARCH AREAS

FUNCTIONALIZATION OF FLUID INTERFACES

SIMULATION OF NANOSCALE INTERFACES 

 BIOINTERFACES

MOLECULAR MOTORS AND ENERGY CONVERSION

 

 SCHOOL

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NON-EQUILIBRIUM SIMULATION SCHOOL, NESS

CONFERENCES


COMPUTATIONAL CHEMICAL PHYSICS GROUP

Group picture 

From right to left:

(Front) Silvia, Irene, Miguel Angel, Katherine

(Back) Juan, Anna-Sofia, Fernando, James, Kaspars, Bjorn, Goran and Niall. 

Not in the picture: Stephen, Yash and Chris (Trondheim).

Group Picture : November 2015

 

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From right to left: Anders, Ryan, James, Wendy, Silvia, Anna Sofia, Irene, Jeff, Niall and Fernando.

Publications

Journals

Saurabh S, Kalonia C, Li Z, et al., 2022, Understanding the Stabilizing Effect of Histidine on mAb Aggregation: A Molecular Dynamics Study., Mol Pharm

Bresme F, Olarte-Plata JD, Chapman A, et al., 2022, Thermophoresis and thermal orientation of Janus nanoparticles in thermal fields, European Physical Journal E, Vol:45, ISSN:1292-8941

González-Colsa J, Olarte-Plata JD, Bresme F, et al., 2022, Enhanced thermo-optical response by means of anapole excitation., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol:13, ISSN:1948-7185, Pages:6230-6235

Bresme F, Kornyshev AA, Perkin S, et al., 2022, Electrotunable friction with ionic liquid lubricants, Nature Materials, ISSN:1476-1122

Chapman A, Bresme F, 2022, Polarisation of water under thermal fields: the effect of the molecular dipole and quadrupole moments., Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:24, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:14924-14936

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