Joerg Rottler

(604) 822-3510
Physics and Astronomy
The Brimacombe Building
261A - 2355 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Our research interests focus on the structural and mechanical properties of materials. We use a broad range of computational techniques ranging from ab-initio (DFT) methods, particle-based molecular dynamics/Monte Carlo, to dynamical density fields and phenomenological models to understand matter in and out of equilibrium. Research highlights in the 2015/16 academic year include the development of a multiscale QM/MM method to compute the interaction of solutes with grain boundaries, studies of plastic deformation of nanostructured triblock copolymers, and a new understanding of the role of inertia in the plastic flow of amorphous solids.

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