Nicolas Tardiota

Molecular dynamics of gelatin-based peptides

Nicholas’s work focuses on using novel computational techniques to investigate the molecular structure of gelatin based hydrogels. Hydrogels are important tools used tissue engineering however, gelatin based materials are difficult to completely characterise physically. The accumulation of structural in-homogeneities in the final material prevents any symmetry from forming. By implementing All-Atomistic and Coarse Grain Molecular Dynamics , a dynamic understanding of the network formation process can supplement the short comings of traditional spectroscopy.

 

Thesis title

Molecular dynamics of gelatin-based peptides

Principal Supervisor

Professor Travis Klein

Associate Supervisor

Dr. Karsten Schroback and Dr. Neha Gandhi