Seminar : Rocio Semino (Institut Charles Gerhardt, Université de Montpellier) – Friday 11 Feb 2022 at 11am

Publié le : 11/02/2022

Seminar : Rocio Semino

From liquids to solid composites through a multiscale modelling lens

Friday 11 February 2022 at 11am (on Zoom and in room 32-42.101)


In this seminar I will present a brief summary of what I’ve learnt from my research as a computational chemist in permanent interaction with experimentalists. In the first part of my talk I will discuss the structure and dynamics of charged species in liquid environments. In particular, I will describe what happens to the Grotthuss mechanism when we add an aprotic solvent to water and how does an ionic liquid interact with a cyclodextrine in aqueous solution. I will then present an overview of my efforts to understand which are the microscopic parameters that influence interfacial compatibility of porous hybrid material/polymer binary composites, as well as which are those that affect their performances for challenging gas separations. I will conclude by introducing my current research and perspectives, which can be grouped into two main topics : extending my binary composites studies to the mesoscale to study phenomena such as nanoparticle aggregation and modelling the self-assembly of porous hybrid materials in solvothermal synthesis conditions at scales that range from the molecule to the nanoparticle.