Assistant professor at the mathematics department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Mathematics, applied and pure: Topological graph theory, mathematical modelling in materials science.
Chemistry, Materials Science, Graph Theory, Applied mathematics, Materials modelling, Topology, Mathematics, Energy materials
“I am searching for someone working on PhD level with me. I accept research visits of at least 6 month but can also support an entire PhD.”
In this project we study in how far rigidity theory from graph theory can be used to predict the flexibility of metal-organic frameworks. Rigidity theory studies the flexible modes of graphs. Metal-organic frameworks are a class of materials that consist of metal centers and organic linkers.
They are potentially interesting for applications because they are porous. We want to investigate the flexibility of these materials by modelling their molecular bond network by a graph that respects the chemical constrains in flexibility using rigidity theory. The project can contain a computational part.
Meet with Dr. Senja Barthel during the PhD Workshop China Dutch Virtual Event.