Hello! My name is Ivan and I am a PhD student in Physics at Laboratoire de Physique Statistique et Modèles Théorique (LPTMS) in Orsay, France. The lab is a joint research unit of CNRS and Université Paris-Sud.
I work on colloid physics, and particularly on charged solutions, with Emmanuel Trizac. I am studying strong coupling problems, where the Poisson-Boltzmann approximation is no longer valid, and I am also interested in the dynamics of ions in time-dependent electric potentials. Can you imagine that ions are everywhere in nature, from biological solutions to industrial mixtures, and we don't even know how they actually distribute around a charged molecule? Think of what we could do if we undestood the physical processes they take part in: we would understand more about what happens inside cells and nuclei, we would be able to produce chemicals in a more efficient and ecological way and we could even dream to extract energy from those shaking little ions!
My PhD is part of the European Training Network NanoTrans.
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You can send me an e-mail at the following address:
myfirstname DOT mylastname AT u-psud DOT fr