I use and develop a variety of computational techniques to elucidate the properties of materials and their interfaces, ranging from minerals to soft matter.
With aid of computer modeling, I provide molecular-level insights for systems ranging from polymers to minerals. I focus on studying the dynamics within the materials, state transitions, as well as their properties and interfaces.
The applications of my research are numerous, such as abiogenetic origins of life, enhanced oil recovery, crystal formation and growth prevention, modifications of layered materials for desired functionality, soil and water pollution and remediation, separation of polymeric matrices, and software development.
V Erastova*#, K Ruengkajorn*, JC Buffet, HC Greenwell# and D O’Hare#, ChemComm (*co-first and #corresponding authors)
Our recent article in collaboration with O’Hare group in Oxford and sponsored by SCG on Aqueous Immiscible Layered Double Hydroxide appears in ChemComm Find the full article at pubs.rsc.org
Our work on Prebiotic Protein Formation has been featured in by RT.com Full article is available at Nature.com