Ayomi Perera participates in Gordon Research Conference

We are glad to announce that Ayomi Perera represents the NICE group at the Gordon Research Conference: “Catalysis - From Theory to Commercialization”. The conference takes place at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, US, 12-17 June 2016.


Ayomi Perera presents a poster titled “Statistically guided synthesis optimization of a hierarchically ordered micro-meso porous titanosilicate for heterogeneous catalysis.”


Catalysis is an applied science that has benefited from advances in fundamental science. Indeed, many of the most important commercial catalysts have their roots in fundamental understanding in such diverse fields as chemistry, chemical engineering and material science. The program for the 2016 GRC in Catalysis focuses on four critical areas of catalytic science; these being Synthesis of New Materials, In Situ and Operando Characterization, Computational Modeling, and Reaction Mechanisms and how the interplay of each of these areas leads to better understanding and finally a working catalyst.

She will use ARCHER supercomputer for 6 months to study behavior of biomolecules confined in ordered amorphous silica through all-atom molecular dynamic simulations with explicit water and counter-ions.The simulations will provide a better understanding of the interplay between the adsorbed proteins and mesoporous materials which is necessary to improve drug delivery systems by improving stability and controlled release of the active drug at the site of interest.
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