Associate Professor in Computational Chemistry
Gabriele is a computational scientist, chiefly interested in the physical chemistry of condensed matter, from supercooled liquids to biological interfaces. His vision is to understand the chemistry, the functional properties, and the phase transitions of different classes of systems, from metallic glasses to cellular membranes.
His approach consists of performing fundamental research using computer simulations, aimed at rationalising, complement, and guide experiments and applications.
Groups at Warwick
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- MSc in Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca (IT), 2009
- PhD in Nanostructures and Nanotechnologies, University of Milano-Bicocca (IT), 2012
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, ETH Zurich, 2012 - 2014
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCL, 2014 - 2017
- Assistant Professor in Computational Physical Chemistry, Warwick, 2017 - present
We are interested in a variety of different problems... seriously, it is hard to even put together a list of them. As a start, you can have a look at this research page, but do feel free to get in touch if you think our expertise can be of help.
Molecular Simulations of Disordered Systems and Phase Transitions
We devise, implement and validate Computational Methods (particularly enhanced sampling techniques) to investigate the functional properties of systems of practical relevance.
We are especially interested in the molecular-level details of Phase Transitions, such as the freezing of water into ice within biological systems - a process which is crucial to e.g. cryopreservation.
The physical chemistry of Disordered Systems, from supercooled liquids to amorphous solids, is another key aspect of our research: we target nanocavities in molecular networks as well as the thermal properties of glasses.
- The CH273 undergraduate module: Statistical Mechanics.
- The CH413 undergraduate module: Advanced Computational Chemistry
He also contributes to the CH160 (Inorganic Chemistry) and CH3G0 (Extended Laboratories) with computational components and he helps out with postgraduate teaching in the context of the HetSyS and MAS CDTs.
I am currently supervising six PhD students: here you can find more about them and about what they are working on.
If you would be interested in joining the SossoGroup, please do get in touch. This is a good place to start...