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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
School of Physics and Astronomy

PI: J. Woods Halley, Fellow

Numerical Studies of Fluids and Disordered Solids

These researchers are continuing their computational research in the fields of electrochemical interfaces, disordered polymers, Bose condensed systems, and statistical mechanical models of the origin of life. The computational methods used include direct dynamics, classical molecular dynamics, hydrodynamics, continuum mechanics, and Monte Carlo simulation. The group is developing several new methods, including self-consistent tight binding molecular dynamics and temporally renormalized molecular dynamics, in the course of this research.

Group Members

Bjorn Berntson, Undergraduate Student
Sean Bowman, Undergraduate Student
Yuhua Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Serkan Erdin, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Ivan Fedorov, Graduate Student
Timothy M. Hecht, Supercomputing Institute Undergraduate Intern
You Lin, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Yaroslav Lutsyshyn, Departamenta de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear, Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Ryan Maunu, Undergraduate Student
Sergey Monin, Graduate Student
Patrick Schelling, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Alexander Tchernatinsky, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Nguyen Thanh Tung, Institute of Applied Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Aaron Wynveen, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Weilin Zhang, Graduate Student
Min Zhuang, Department of Physics, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada