Research Divisions

Multiscale Techniques to Derive Principles of Nanosystem Behavior


The Ortoleva group uses multiscale techniques to derive principles of nanosystem behavior from laws of molecular physics. With support from the NSF, DOD, DOE and NIH, they study quantum dot, superconducting and graphene nanoparticles, viral processes, and nanocapsules for drug delivery. They enable computer simulations of supra-million atom systems with angstom resolution over long times (left image), and atomic-scale electrical potential.


Peter Ortoleva

Distinguished Professor

Chemical Biology, Physical