Multiscale numerical simulations activities at ICIMSI

Decanato - Facoltà di scienze informatiche

Data d'inizio: 14 Luglio 2009

Data di fine: 15 Luglio 2009

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Andrea Danani

DATE: Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-008
TIME: 10.30

In this talk, some numerical simulation activities performed at CIMSI institute (SUPSI) will be illustrated. In particular, some results about the following topics will be presented:

  • From Molecular Dynamics to micro-FEM: multiscale approach to polymer-clay nanocomposites.
  • Numerical simulations applied to biological systems: Molecular dynamics for the study of nanovectors for drug delivery in oncology and Montecarlo approach to amyloids agglomeration
  • Algorithms for morphological characterization of nano-reinforced polymers from X-ray tomography images
  • Implementation of simple algorithms on GPU: preliminary benchmarks.

Prof. Andrea Danani is currently Researcher at SUPSI in the Department for Innovative Technologies. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste in 1992 with a Thesis on extended Hubbard models applied to high temperature superconductivity. After several years of research activity as Postdoc and scientific collaborator  at Politecnico Torino, University of Milano and Genova and CSCS-ETHZ in Manno, from 2001 he works at SUPSI in the CIM Institute for Sustainable Innovation, where he received the Professor title in 2005. His research interests are mainly focused in modellisation and multiscale simulations applied to conduction and diffusion processes in nanostructured materials and in the study of macromolecules for drug delivery applications in biotechnology.

HOST: Prof. Rolf Krause