Dr Angus Gray-Weale
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Research group page: http://www.gusgw.info/
- BSc (Honours with University Medal), University of Sydney, 1997.
- DPhil, University of Oxford, 2003.
- Junior Research Fellow in Chemistry, Jesus College, Oxford, 2001-2004.
- APD, University of Sydney, 2005-2008.
- Monash Research Fellow, 2009-2010.
- Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Melbourne, 2011.
Areas of Interest
- Mathematical models in chemistry, biophysics, and soft matter.
- Computer simulations of material properties, e.g. silica-based slags for the optimisation of gasification processes, and conductivities of solid electrolytes used in clean-energy technologies.
- The hydrophobic effect and its effects on polymer conformation, on protein structure, and on the structure or water's interfaces.
In my group we use mathematical and computer models, and also some experiments, to study the interactions of atoms, molecules, and ions. Despite the unimaginable complexity of the motions of these particles, we can understand their collective behaviour with our models and computer simulations. Our calculations lead to discoveries about the microscopic world; they help us understand old experiments and design new ones. Simulations are used to design high-tech materials, to understand the machinery of life, and in many other areas of physics and chemistry.
A full list with descriptions of the work may be found at http://www.gusgw.info/.
- An explanation for the charge on water's surface, Gray-Weale, A. & Beattie, J.K. Phys Chem Chem Phys 11, 10994-11005 (2009).
- Randomly hyperbranched polymers. Konkolewicz, D., Gilbert, R.G. & Gray-Weale, A. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 238301 (2007).
- Theoretical calculation of the structure of a polarizable-ionic fluid. Gray-Weale, A. & Madden, P. A. Molecular Physics 101(11) 1761-79 (2003).