University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry is looking for partners to apply together for a MSCA ETN or RISE project
- Computer simulation,
- phase diagrams,
- integral equation theory,
- density functional theory,
- ETN - European Training Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015) (Deadline 13/1/2015)
- RISE - Research Innovation Staff Exchange, (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015) (Deadline 28/4/2015)
SKILLS & EXPERTISE OFFERED
DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH EXPERTISE
TU has been so far engaged in studying several different aspects of Physics and Chemistry of liquids. TU developed codes for the Monte Carlo simulations of model water and aqueous solutions in various ensembles, the thermodynamic perturbation theory, the density functional theory and the orientational–averaged and angle–dependent integral equation theories. The theories are based on Wertheim's multi–density approach developed for fluids with directional forces.
Physical Chemistry Laboratory is running research connected with educational process, which includes number of subjects from quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics on one side to colloid and surface chemistry on the other. This broad spectrum is reflected in the research. The individual researchers are collaborating with colleagues around the globe, seeking the »critical size« needed for quality research work.
Research covered topics include
Thermodynamics, calorimetry, spectroscopy, transport properties, electrolyte solutions, polyelectrolytes, polyampholites, surfactants, proteins, nucleic acids, microemulsions, SAXS, water, solvation, hydrophobic interaction, statistical thermodynamics, computer simulations, adsorption, integral equations.
Aqueous solutions of electrolytes and (bio)polyelectrolytes play important role in science and technology. Ions, simple and complex, take place in vital processes in our organism. The role of water in these processes, though crucial, is not fully understood yet. There are books written about the 'hydrophobic interaction', but the opinions about its mechanism are not unique. Investigation of protein stability in presence of macromolecules and added salts, studies of ligand binding to DNA, are important for pharmaceutical industry and in bioengineering. On the other hand, understanding the properties of polyelectrolytes, surfactants and colloids and their interaction with surfaces is important for ecology and industry. Our studies are also important for biomedical sciences.