Molecular Perspective on Nanoscale Transport: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. David Limmer, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Understanding how mass, energy, or charge are transported on small scales is challenging, as standard hydrodynamic descriptions developed for macroscopic phenomena need not remain valid. On small scales, matter is discrete, thermal fluctuations render currents stochastic quantities, and nonlinear response is ubiquitous.

In this talk, I will discuss some recent efforts to develop a molecular perspective on nanoscale transport, including elucidating the molecular motions that underlie nonlinear response functions, and molecular simulation techniques to study such processes on a computer.

David Limmer did his PhD in P-Chem here at UC Berkeley in 2013 (Go Bears!) and postdoc at Princeton. He joined the Chemistry faculty in the summer of 2016