People

Nicolas Moreno Chaparro

PhD Student

Research Interests

‚ÄčModeling of self-assembly of polymeric systems, with particular interest in the interplay between thermodynamic and kinetic effects. I study the hierarchical self-assembly of diblock copolymers in solution, as well as grafted nanoparticles in selective solvents. I have interests in coarse graining methodologies able to model experimentally relevant length and time scales (at meso-scale).

Selected Publications


  • Restrictions in Model Reduction for Polymer Chain Models in Dissipative Particle Dynamics
    N. Moreno, S.P. Nunes, V.M. Calo
    Procedia Computer Science 29
    , (2014)
  • Self-assembly in casting solutions of block copolymer membranes
    D.S. Marques, U. Vainio, N. Moreno, V.M. Calo, A. Bezahd, J.W. Pitera, K.V. Peinemann, S. P. Nunes
    Soft Mav tter, Issue 23, 5557-5564, (2013)

  • Geometrically-Consistent Model Reduction of Polymer Chains in Solution. Application to Dissipative Particle Dynamics: Model Description
    N. Moreno, S.P. Nunes, V.M. Calo
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1405.2763
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, current
    • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 2011
    • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia, 2008