Welcome to the Müller-Plathe Group

Prof. Dr. Florian Müller-Plathe

REFUGEE SCIENTISTS WELCOME We will try and offer research opportunities at the Technical University of Darmstadt to refugee scientists from Ukraine. We work in Computational Chemistry and Materials Simulation, for details see <https://www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/mueller-plathe>. If you are for example a chemist, physicist, mathematician, computer scientist or engineer, and your research interests are within the scope of our activities please do contact us, and we will figure something out. Contact: Prof. Dr. Florian Müller-Plathe <f.mueller-plathe@theo.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de>, +49-6151-16 22620

Our Research is centered around the simulation of soft materials, Inclunding:

  • Polymers and other (bio)macromolecules in the bulk, in solution and at interfaces
  • Simple and complex liquids, including systems far from equilibrium
  • Polymeric materials, (nano)composites, functional and smart materials

We aim to (i) predict their properties with quantitative accuracy and to (ii) understand the molecular origin of their observed macroscopic behaviour, for example:

  • Surface and interface phenomena: interfacial tension, wetting, adsorption, adhesion
  • Molecular transport: diffusion, permeation, ionic conduction, sorption, swelling
  • Thermal transport: thermal conductivity, thermal diffusion (Soret effect)
  • Viscosity and viscoelastic behaviour
  • Molecular structure and mesoscopic morphology

We develop new methods, new models and force fields, as well as new software for, e.g.:

  • Multiscale simulation: systematic development of coarse-grained models, backmapping
  • Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics
  • New methods for surface tensions and wetting
  • New forcefields for fluids, polymers and interfaces
  • New software for atomistic and mesoscale molecular dynamics, parallelisation
  • Polymeric materials, (nano)composites, functional and smart materials
  • Simple and complex liquids, including systems far from equilibrium