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Dr Christian Lorenz

Dr Christian Lorenz
Department: Physics
Position: Permanent staff
Institution: King's College
Phone: +44 (0)20 7848 2639
Website: Website

Research Summary:

See Dr Lorenz' latest Science Highlights here:

Simulations of Nanotribology with Realistic Probe Tip Models.



My group is interested in using our expertise in molecular and atomistic scale simulations to study the structural and mechanical properties of materials in biological, colloidal, interfacial and ionic systems. Recently, some of the areas that have drawn our attention are: 1) electrokinetic effects and desalination of ionic solutions in silica nanochannels with various functionality, 2) interfacial behavior of water near titanium and silicon oxide surfaces, 3) the effect of molecular structure on the self-assembly of block copolymers into micelles and thin film, 4) the structural properties of mixed lipid bilayers and the lipid-lipid interactions within these membranes, 5) the structural properties of proteins near mixed lipid membranes and/or self-assembled monolayer, 6) the self-assembly procedure and the resulting structural properties of colloidal micelles and their interfacial properties, 7) the dynamic and structural properties of confined fluids between various types of substrates, 8) the structural and nanotribological properties of nano-lubricants, and 9) the mechanical properties of bio-derived epoxy adhesives.

Keywords:

Bioadhesives, Desalination, Colloids, Block Copolymers, Confined Fluids, Interfaces, Lipid Membranes, Nanotribology, Self-Assembly, Nanofluids, Proteins, Coarse Graining Techniques, Colloids, Nanofluids, Proteins