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The ten Wolde group
The Frenkel Group
The Cambridge University Theoretical Chemistry Server
The Hansen Group
I have just started postdoctoral work at Amolf, in Amsterdam, in the groups of Pieter Rein ten Wolde and Daan Frenkel. I will be working on the modelling of biochemical networks.
Until October 2003, I was a PhD student in the group of Jean-Pierre Hansen, at the Chemistry department, Cambridge University. There I studied the permeation of simple cylindrical pores of finite length by water, using MD simulation. This work is being continued by Joachim Dzubiella: the pore is designed as a simple model for a biological ion channel.
While I was in Cambridge, I also worked in collaboration with Patrick Warren of Unilever on a mean field cell model theory for oppositely charged polyelectrolyte/surfactant mixtures. Using this theory we were able to predict reasonable trends in the critical aggregation concentration for the surfactants and quite good agreement with experimental results for the phase behaviour of the mixtures.
Before starting my PhD I spend one year as a Thouron scholar in the Chemistry deparment at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA. I worked in the group of Mike Klein, in collaboration with Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay, studying the non-ionic surfactant C12E2 using MD simulation.Publications