Full Professor of Physics
Director of the Master School "Biological and Medical Physics" at the UniversitÃ© des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL)
Associate Editor of "Applied Physics Letters"
Associate Editor of "Europhysics Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems"
Structure and Dynamics of Nanomaterials
We study the physical chemistry of nanostructured systems, macromolecular aggregates, and biomolecules, at finite temperature and pressure, and under constraints (mechanical, chemical, thermal, etc) by means of computer simulations. The physical-chemical phenomena of interest range from supramolecular ordering in small systems, to interfacial adhesion and aggregation, microscopic mechanics of biomolecules, heat transport in nanostructures, modeling of nanodevices, and more. A special interest is given to the theory and simulation of macromolecular systems and nanostructures interacting via non covalent forces (Van der Waals, hydrogen bond, entropic forces). We are also interested in non-equilibrium "open" systems, for which external forces at the molecular scale play a relevant role. From a technical point of view, we focus on the theory, development and application of statistical mechanics, particle-based, and coarse-grained simulation methods (Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, stochastic dynamics...), from both a classical and quantum-mechanical physics perspective.
Our motto is... if they don't move, it's no fun!
IEMN, Cnrs UMR8520
UniversitÃ© de Lille I Sciences et Technologies
Av. PoincarÃ©, CS 60069
F-59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France)