The PGD group uses
experiments, molecular simulation, and theory to investigate the
relationship between molecular-level interactions and the
thermodynamic behavior of substances. Within this general
subject, we focus on the theory and engineering of metastable liquids,
network-forming fluids, and glass-forming (amorphous) materials. Our research
attempts to explain macroscopic phenomena using theoretical tools
like statistical mechanics, and has applications such as the
prevention of hydrate formation in natural gas pipelines and the
preservation of biologically active materials.
Note: for the personal
website of Pablo Debenedetti, which contains detailed information
regarding group research and past publications, please go
Sep 2017: New Post-Doc: Gül Zerze. Welcome!
Oct 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Elia Altabet!
May 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Sang Kim!
Feb 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Vella!
Jan 2017: New graduate student: Dan Kozuch. Welcome!
Jan 2017: Congratulations to Professor Amir Haji-Akbari @ Yale!
Oct 2016: New Post-doc: Mohammad Navaid Khan. Welcome!
Feb 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Francesco Ricci!
Jan 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Lichao Cai!
Sep 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Kevin B. Daly!
Jul 2014: New Post-doc: Folarin B. Latinwo. Welcome!
May 2014: New graduate student: Betul Uralcan. Welcome!
May 2014: New Post-doc: Rakesh S. Singh. Welcome!
May 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Zane Shi!
Oct 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Harold W. Hatch!
Jan 2013: New graduate students: Elia Altabet, Sang Beom Kim, and Joseph Vella (co-advised with Thanos Panagiotopoulos)
Oct 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Yang Liu!
Sep 2012: Congratulations to former Post-Doc Sumit Sharma on his marriage!
Aug 2012: Visiting graduate student: Melisa Gianetti
Feb 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Theresa Lindholm (Cho)!
Feb 2012: New post-doc: Amir Haji-Akbari
Jan 2012: New graduate student: Arun Prabhu (co-advised with Thanos Panagiotopoulos)
Jan 2012: Congratulations to Professor Sapna Sarupria!