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Prof Daan Frenkel

Prof Daan Frenkel

1968 Professor of Theoretical Chemistry (Chemistry)


Specialist research areas

Complex Fluids:

 

Colloids

    • phase behaviour (mostly old): predicting phase diagrams, self assembly

Granular media

    • granular entropy (current): explicit computation of granular entropy

Liquid crystals

    • phase behaviour (mostly old): developing novel Monte Carlo schemes

Drops and Bubbles:

 

Cavitation

    • bubble nucleation (mostly old): predicting bubble nucleation rates

Electrohydrodynamic effects

    • electro-osmotic flows (mostly old): Lattice Boltzmann simulations of flow and dispersion

Thermocapillarity

    • in progress

Low-Reynolds-number Flows:

 

Porous media

    • dispersion in porous media (old)

Micro-/Nano-fluid Dynamics:

 

Non-continuum effects

    • molecular dynamics simulations of phoretic flows (current)

Phase Change:

 

Condensation/evaporation

    • simulation of nucleation (mostly old): prediction of absolute nucleation rates and non-classical nucleation mechanisms

Solidification/melting

    • simulation of nucleation and growth (old and current): prediction of absolute nucleation rates and non-classical nucleation mechanisms

Departments and Institutes

Chemistry: