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Tuesday, 13 November 2007
(at 16:30 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Atomistic simulations of adhesion interactions

Lucio Colombi Ciacchi


Universität Karlsruhe and Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik Freiburg
  Germany  






In this talk, applications of atomistic modelling techniques to study adhesion phenomena at bio-inorganic interfaces will be presented. These will include the molecular mechanisms of silicon surface oxidation, the atomistic details of hydrophilic bonding between Si wafers and the adhesion of protein fragments on Si surfaces. The necessity of linking quantum mechanical modelling with larger scale classical molecular dynamics simulations will be emphasised.


Model of a collagen fragment adsorbing on an oxidised Si surface

Brief Bio:

Lucio Colombi Ciacchi graduated in Materials Engineering in Trieste, Italy, and received a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Dresden, Germany. After a postdoc at the Cavendish Laboratory of the Cambridge University, UK, he moved to the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg with a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Presently he is leading the research group "Biomaterials Interfaces" jointly at the Fraunhofer IWM and at the University of Karlsruhe within the Emmy Noether Programme of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft. His current research interests are centred on the quantum and classical atomistic modelling of materials surfaces, interfaces and biological systems.

Invited by G. Cuniberti (nanoSeminar)

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