Ronald J.-M. Pellenq Ph.D.

Pellenq, Ronald J.-M.
Position Department / Business Unit
Theory and Computer Simulation Group
Institution Disciplines
Centre de Recherche en Matière Condensée et Nanosciences
City State / Provence
MARSEILLE
Country Website
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Fax
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Scientific Interests
  • Statistical Mechanics in Condensed Matter Physics
  • Ab initio quantum methods in Material Science for the determination of interatomic potentials
  • Thermodynamics of confined molecular (rare gases, water, hydrogen,...) and covalent fluids (selenium, carbon,...) in porous materials (zeolites, microporous carbons, mesoporous MCM41, SBA, Vycor materials, cement) using atomistic simulation techniques (Monte-Carlo, lattice and density functional theories) with an effort toward integrating realistic adsorption intermolecular potentials and texture description of disordered porous materials.
  • Stability and mechanical properties of layered inorganic materials from atomistic simulation techniques (Molecular Dynamics, free energy minimization) with a particular interest to Tobermorite (a model coumpound for cement at the nanometric scale) and serpentines (minerals that are involved in subduction-triggered earth-quakes.

Education

1993-1990 : Ph.D. at Imperial College, London (UK)

Career Highlights

Career / Positions

Positions:

  • 1995 : Appointed as a "CNRS Chargé de Recherche", Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Divisée, CNRS-Université d'Orléans, France.
  • 2000 : Habilitation, Université d'Orléans. Qualified for professorship
  • 2003 : "CNRS Chargé de Recherche", Centre de Recherche en Matière Condensée et Nanosciences, CNRS, Marseille.

Responsibilities :

  • Since 2005 : Member of the recruitment comittee in condensed Matter Physics, Université de la Méditerranée.
  • Since 2005 : Member of the admnistration council of the "Pôle de Compétitivité : Energies non génératrice de gaz à effet de serre".
  • 2000-2003 : Head of the Complex fluids and porous materials Group, Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Divisée, CNRS-Orléans.

Awards

Distinctions:

  • 2003 : Young Researcher Award at the Festival of Sciences and Technologies.
  • 2002 : Young Reseacher Award of the French Physical Chemistry Society.
  • 1993 : Post-Graduate Bonus (Imperial College, London)

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