NSTI Nanotech 2009

Atomistic scale simulation of the interaction of nanomaterials with biological fluids

Nick Quirke

Nick Quirke

Principal, UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Nick Quirke is a graduate of the University of Leicester in Physics. Following his postdoctoral studies at Cornell University, he led research teams in Universities and Industry.

Prior to his current appointment he was Head of Computational Chemistry at Imperial College, London; Director of the Nanomaterials Masters Programme; and Visiting Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory. Before becoming an academic he was Head of Molecular Modelling at British Petroleum (BP).

His research interests are in the area of nanomaterials; using computational, theoretical and experimental methods to discover new phenomena and where appropriate, to guide the development of new nanotech devices. His research has always been multidisciplinary, involving collaborations with physicists, chemists, life scientists, and engineers. He has published more than 120 papers in international journals as well as books, book chapters and reviews.

He is editor in Chief of the international journal: Molecular Simulation, and Chairman of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience.

Recent honours include the Royal Society/Kan Tong Po visiting Professorship in Nanomaterials at the University of Hong Kong for 2003 and the 2006 NSTI Fellow Award for Outstanding Contributions Towards the Advancement of the Nanotechnology, Microtechnology and Biotechnology Community.

Speaking in the special symposium on Computational Methods, Simulation & Software Tools.


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