Upcoming visitors

February 29th – March 17th 2016

MartinSchoenProfessor Martin Schoen

Stranski-Lab. fur Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany




Martin Schoen is well known for his work on the statistical mechanics of polar and confined fluids and has written or co-authored two monographs in this area.  He is the Director of the International Research Training Group on Self-Assembly to Form Nanostructures at Interfaces, a joint US-Germany project funded by DFG and NSF, and involving 6 faculty at NCSU and others at UNC-CH, Duke and University of Pennsylvania.

In classical DFT the free energy is expressed as a functional of the atomic or molecular density profile, and gives very good results for highly inhomogeneous fluids and interfacial properties.  It has been applied to surfactants, polymers and other complex fluids with good results, and also to dynamical properties. The lectures will cover the theoretical underpinnings of DFT, and also a variety of applications.


Tuesday, March 1, 4.30 to 5.45 pm, Density Functional Theory 1
Thursday, March 3, 4.30 to 5.45 pm, Density Functional Theory 2
Tuesday, March 15, 4.30 to 5.45 pm, Density Functional Theory 3

Location: Room 1230 EB2, Centennial Campus

Past visitors

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Professor Malgorzata Sliwinska-Bartkowiak

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland