By performing multiscale simulations I want to bring physical reality to the real-life phenomenology of polymers and solve important practical problems.
Dr Alexey Lyulin performs Multiscale Simulations of Polymer Dynamics at the Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter research group of Prof. Kees Storm. The emphasis in his research is on atomic-scale modeling of macromolecules, including glasses, dendrimers, polymer nanocomposites and thin polymer films. But the main focus is - of course - on polymer dynamics and mechanics. The fundamental insight generated by the multiscale computer simulations of Lyulin and his co-workers will help in developing new materials with improved ultimate properties. They apply their multi-scale computational approach for the study of Glass transition and mechanical properties of amorphous polymers in a bulk and in thin films; Stability and toxicity of complexes of charged dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers with applications in linear polyelectrolytes and drugs for biomedical applications; Non-newtonian rheology of linear and hyperbranched polymers in hydrodynamic flows; andMicrostructure and macromechanics of polymer nanocomposites. The Lyulin group aims at developing a long-standing research program in Eindhoven for multi-scale computer simulations (from macro scale to nanoscale, in time and space) of polymer dynamics and mechanics.
Alexey Lyulin studied Physics at St. Petersburg State University and obtained his PhD from the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1992. He has held postdoc positions with leading European simulations groups at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Bristol, the Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research (Mainz), and the University of Leeds. In April 2000 he was appointed as a senior fellow of the Dutch Polymer Institute (Eindhoven) and obtained a tenure track position at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Since 2009 he is assistant professor at TU/e. In 2016 he was a visiting scientist at Stanford University with the group of Prof. C. Frank (Chemical Engineering department).
Interfacial and topological effects on the glass transition in free-standing polystyrene filmsJournal of Chemical Physics (2017)
Molecular dynamics simulations of glassy polymersSoft Matter (2010)
Time scales and mechanisms of relaxation in the energy landscape of polymer glass under deformation: direct atomistic modelingPhysical Review Letters (2007)
Molecular dynamics simulations of substrate hydrophilicity and confinement effects in capped nafion filmsJournal of Physical Chemistry B (2018)
Scale-dependent miscibility of polylactide and polyhydroxybutyrateMacromolecules (2018)
- Bachelor final project (15 ECTS)
- Computational and mathematical physics
- Polymer physics
- Computational materials science
- Advanced Computational Fluid and Plasma Dynamics
- Statistical physics
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