I am a theorist in the general area of physical chemistry and chemical physics, with a special emphasis on polymers and soft materials. In my work I apply statistical mechanics, molecular simulation and quantum chemical methods to:
- Polymer nanocomposites and rubber reinforcement
- Adhesion, friction and other interfacial phenomena
- Organic pi-conjugated semiconductors, charge generation and transport in organic electronics and photovoltaics.
- Structure and molecular motions in room-temperature ionic liquids