Andrea Minoia received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Mons (Belgium) in 2008, in the group of Roberto Lazzaroni.
During his PhD, he spent one year at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany) in the group of Denis Andrienko to learn Coarse Graining and other force-field based simulation techniques.
The main research topic of his PhD was the study and characterization of supramolecular self-assemblies, with particular interests to the transfer of chirality from the molecular level to the self-assembled monolayer (SAM).
He has now moved to the Materia Nova Research Center in Mons as a postdoctoral fellow, to study and characterize polymer/carbon-nanotube interfaces by means of molecular dynamics and coarse grain techniques.
He is familiar with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operative systems and program in Python, Perl, Fortran, Bash, awk and tcl languages.
A few relevant publications of the past five years
Poly(aminoi-methacrylate) as versatile agent for carbon nanotube dispersion: an experimental, theoretical and application study.
F. Meyer, A. Minoia, J.M. Raquez, M. Spasova, R. Lazzaroni, P. Dubois
J Mater Chem, 20 (2010) 6873-6880.
A multivalent hexapod: conformational dynamics of six-legged molecules in self-assembled monolayers at a solid-liquid interface.
H. Xu, A. Minoia, Z. Tomovic, R. Lazzaroni, E.W. Meijer, A.P. Schenning, S. De Feyter
ACS Nano, 3 (2009) 1016-1024.
Expression of Chirality in Molecular Layers at Surfaces: Insights from Modelling.
M. Linares, A. Minoia, P. Brocorens, D. Beljonne, R. Lazzaroni
Chem. Soc. Rev., 38 (2009) 806–816.
Locking of helicity and shape complementarity in diarylethene dimers on graphite.
N. Katsonis, A. Minoia, T. Kudernac, T. Mutai, H. Xu, H. Uji-I, R. Lazzaroni, S. De Feyter, B.L. Feringa
J Am Chem Soc. 130 (2008) 386-387.