Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems
University Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Plaine, CP 231, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
- B.S. in Physics, University of Florida, 1982
- B.A. in Mathematics, University of Florida, 1982
- Ph.D in Physics, University of Florida, 1986
- 2001-present: Chercheur, Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Phenomena, Dept. of Physics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
- 1997-2000: Technical consultant and development team leader, i2 Technologies
- 1991-1997: Research group leader, Expert Systems Applications Development Group, Katholieke Univeriteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
- 1989-1991: Chercheur, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Dept. of Physics
- 1987-1989: Post-doc, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratories
- 1984-1987: Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Fla.
- Co-organizer 2020 Solvay Workshop “Nucleation: multiple pathways multiple outcomes”, Brussels.
- Invited speaker at 2019 Gordon Conference on “Crystal Growth and Assembly”.
- Co-organizer of 2019 CECAM workshop “Fundamentals of Density Functional Theory for T> 0 : Quantum meets Classical* Co-organizer CECAM workshop”, Lausanne.
- PRE “Outstanding Referee”, 2018
- Invited speaker at 21st American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ACCGE-21) (Santa Fe, 2017)
- Invited speaker at Solvay Workshop on “Multiscale Modelling at the PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) interface” (Brussels, 26-28 April, 2016).
- Invited speaker at Franqui Symposium on “The Aggregation of Biological Molecules: how physical chemistry illuminates physiology and pathophysiology” (Brussels, 4-6 June, 2015).
- Invited speaker at Solvay Workshop on “Directional Nucleation and Growth of Molecular Cyrstals” (Brussels, 2014).
- 2011 Journal of Chemical Physics “Top 20 reviewer” (2012).
- Invited speaker at American Physical Society March Meeting (Boston, 2012).
- Invited speaker at workshop on “Kinetics and thermodynamics of multistep nucleation and selfassembly in nanosize materials” (Brussels, 2010).
- Invited speaker at CECAM workshop “Common trends between Kinetic theory, Dynamical Density Functional methods and mesoscopic methods based on effective free energy models”, (Lausanne, 2008).
- Invited speaker at “Granular Fluids - A Proving Ground for Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics”, (Seville, 2007).
- Invited speaker at “Duftyfest”, (Gainesville, 2005).
- Invited speaker at Computer Simulation in Materials Science, NATO ASI Series., (Aussois, 1991)
- Invited speaker at Symp. Atomistic Modelling in Material Science, ASM Mtg., (Chicago, 1988).
- University of Florida Chapter Sigma Xi award for “Outstanding Research as a Graduate Student” (1986-1987)
 Lattice induced crystallization of nanodroplets: the role of finite-size effects and substrate properties in controlling polymorphism
 Temporal diffusion: From microscopic dynamics to generalised Fokker-Planck and fractional equations
 Solute particle near a nanopore: influence of size and surface properties on the solvent-mediated forces
 Mechanism for the stabilization of protein clusters above the solubility curve: The role of non-ideal chemical reactions
 Molecular theory of anomalous diffusion - Application to Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
 Observing classical nucleation theory at work by monitoring phase transitions with molecular precision
 Direct correlation function from the consistent fundamental-measure free energies for hard-sphere mixtures
 Microscopic approach to nonlinear reaction-diffusion: The case of morphogen gradient formation
 On the role of metastable intermediate states in the homogeneous nucleation of solids from solution
 Density functional theory of inhomogeneous liquids. IV. Squared-gradient approximation and classical nucleation theory
 Phase behavior of a confined nanodroplet in the grand-canonical ensemble: the reverse liquid–vapor transition
 Dependence of the liquid-vapor surface tension on the range of interaction: A test of the law of corresponding states
 Density functional theory of inhomogeneous liquids. I. The liquid-vapor interface in Lennard-Jones fluids
 Chapman-Enskog expansion about nonequilibrium states with application to the sheared granular fluid
 Thermodynamic properties of the fluid, fcc, and bcc phases of monodisperse charge-stabilized colloidal suspensions within the Yukawa model
 Formalism for the calculation of local elastic constants at grain boundaries by means of atomistic simulation
 Molecular-dynamics study of lattice-defect-nucleated melting in metals using an embedded-atom-method potential
 Nucleation and kinetics of thermodynamic melting - a molecular-dynamics study of grain-boundary induced melting in silicon
 On the relevance of extrinsic defects to melting - a molecular-dynamics study using an embedded atom potential
 A molecular-dynamics study of grain-boundary behavior at elevated temperatures using an embedded atom potential