Ph.D. University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Department of Chemical Engineering. 1999.
B.S. University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Graduation Cum Laude Department of Chemical Engineering. 1994.
The research carried in this laboratory aims to develop a multiscale computational nanoscience to study the formation and fate of nanoparticles in the environment. The use of multiscale methods, such as the Kinetic Monte Carlo technique combined with Molecular Dynamics, makes it possible to follow the transformations that occur during nanoparticle formation and their interactions with other systems in a chemically specific way, providing information on both the chemical structure and the configuration of the system (i.e. their agglomerates).
S.L Fiedler and A.Violi “Simulation of Nanoparticle Permeation through a Lipid Membrane”, Biophysical Journal 99: 144-152 (2010).
S.H Chung and A.Violi “Peri-condensed aromatics with aliphatic chains as key intermediates for the nucleation of aromatic hydrocarbons”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, in press.
J. Y. Lai, K. C. Lin, A. Violi “Biodiesel combustion: Advances in chemical kinetic modeling ”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, in press.
S. H. Chung, A. Violi “Nucleation of Fullerenes as a Model for Examining the Formation of Soot ”, Journal of Chemical Physics132: 174502 (2010).
K. C. Lin, A. Violi “Natural Convection Heat Transfer of Nanofluid in a Vertical Cavity: Effects of Non-Uniform Particle Diameters and Temperature on Thermal Conductivity ”,International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 31: 236-245 (2010).
W. D. Hsu, A. Violi “Order−Disorder Phase Transformation of Triacylglycerols: Effect of the Structure of the Aliphatic Chains ”,Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113(4): 887-893 (2009).
A. Farooq, D. F. Davidson, R. K. Hanson, L. K. Huynh, A. Violi “An experimental and computational study of methyl ester decomposition pathways using shock tubes ”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32: 247-253 (2009).