We are glad to let you know that our esteemed colleagues Davide Donadio and Saghamitra Neogi from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have been appointed recently Assistant Professor at University of California Davis and University of Colorado Boulder respectively.
Davide Donadio joined the Department of Chemistry starting July 1.He has started a research program in computational materials chemistry, with particular emphasis on non-equilibrium and transport processes, and nanophononics, to enable intelligent design of new systems with desired functionalities. His research currently focuses on (bio-)templated growth and assembly of nanostructures and hierarchical materials, reactions at interfaces and in solution, nano-phononics and thermoelectric materials, and thermal transport in hybrid nanostructures and at hard/soft matter interfaces.
Sanghamitra Neogi joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences starting August 17. Her work focusses on structure-processing-property relationships in materials and structures with emphasis on vibrations, waves (kHz-THz) and heat propagation across bulk structures and interfaces, and dissipative and nonlinear dynamics. She uses an analytical theory and computational materials science approach such as classical and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations, as well as multiscale methods in her research.
We wish them success in their new positions and hope to keep a strong collaboration in the future!