University of Lincoln, UK

Javier Díaz

 

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Javier Díaz is a PhD student at the University of Lincoln, under supervision of Andrei Zvelindovsky and Marco Pinna. After completing his bachelor degree in Physics at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, he started his PhD in July 2015 involving computer simulations of soft matter systems.

His research covers the study of hybrid Block Copolymer/Nanoparticle systems, which add and modify new properties to the already rich variety of morphologies that a pure block copolymer melt exhibit.

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J. Diaz has collaborated intensively with Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga (U. de Barcelona, Spain) following two stays supported by the Santander Exchange Bursary, resulting in a paper [1] in which the morphological changes that nanospheres induce in block copolymer were studied, in addition to the ordering and formation of cluster depending on the  chemical properties of the nanospheres.

 

[1] Díaz, Javier, et al. “Cell dynamic simulations of diblock copolymer/colloid systems.” Macromolecular Theory and Simulations 26.1 (2017).

 

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