Dr. Nicolas Giovambattista
Associate Professor of Physics
We employ computer simulations, combined with thermodynamics and statistical mechanics theory, to study soft-condensed matter, in particular, liquids, nanoparticle systems, and glasses. Our research is driven both by applications and fundamental questions. Application-driven research topics include the characterization of liquids at interfaces and in nanoscale confinement, the study of solvent-induced interactions and self-assembly processes in aqueous solutions. Research projects driven by fundamental questions in soft-condensed matter include the study of glassy water and aqueous solutions, and their role in the stabilization of biomolecules at low temperature (e.g., cryopreservation).