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Computational Investigations of Molecular Interface Formation from the Perspective of Cosolvent Preferential Interactions

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

RO# Location
50.64.72.C0442 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Riccardi, Demian demian.riccardi@nist.gov 720.421.8417

Description

Condensed-phase formation of molecular interfaces (e.g. solubility, aggregation, crystallization, micelle formation, protein folding, viral capsid formation, etc.) involves changes in the surface accessible to components of the solution. The stability of a given molecular interface depends on the constitution of the solution; associated preferential interactions between the various components can drive or impede interface formation. Accurate models of condensed-phase molecular interface formation depend on accurate representation of thermodynamic preferential interactions.

The NIST Thermodynamics Research Center maintains one of the largest electronic collections of experimental thermophysical data in the world. Direct access to this information offers unique possibilities for the development and validation of the next generation of models of molecular interface formation on multiple scales, ranging from molecular dynamics simulations to molecular thermodynamics models, parameterized against accurate experimental and quantum chemical information.

Keywords:
Molecular interfaces; preferential interactions; molecular simulation; force fields; thermodynamic properties

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,030.00 $3,000.00
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