Ruiyu Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am from Tianjin, China. I obtained my B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2013 and a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry & Physics in 2016 from Nankai University in the city where I was born. My previous research involved the synthesis of artificial gene vectors, the synthesis of nano-particles for the elimination of organophosphate pesticides by catalytic hydrolysis as well as theoretical calculations of the catalytic process.
I joined the Borguet group in Winter 2016 and carried out molecular dynamics simulations to investigate water/solid interfaces. I studied the pattern of amino acid adsorption on the alumina surface, an important step in the origin of life on earth. I also studied ion adsorption at alumina/water interfaces to find out how surfaces perturb water structure nearby and test the performance of a newly developed meta-GGA functional, SCAN, on the pKa of bulk water as well as water/solid interfaces. I worked under the joint supervision of Dr. Eric Borguet and Dr. Vincenzo Carnevale in the Klein group and the ICMS