Workshop on Modeling and Simulation for Experimental Research

Friday, May 27, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology presents a workshop on modeling and simulation for experimental research

Theoretical modeling and computer simulation are now powerful tools to aid in the interpretation of experimental results and provide new insights into scientific observations.

This one-day workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalist to:

  • share knowledge of the tools and techniques now available for modeling
  • foster synergy and collaboration between researchers, particularly in interdisciplinary areas
  • contribute to a better understanding of structure properties and behaviour of matter at the nanoscale

To make the event a success, we need a similar group of experimentalists to engage in a vibrant dialogue about their specific theoretical and computation needs.

Please register to confirm your attendance for this interesting day of learning and exchange.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Time Speaker Title of presentation
9:00-9:10 Arthur Carty (Executive Director, WIN) Welcoming remarks
9:10-9:30 Pierre-Nicolas Roy (Chemistry, UW) Quantum dynamics of confined molecules
9:30-9:50 Marcel Nooijen (Chemistry, UW) From electronic structure theory to vibronic spectroscopy
9:50-10:10 Mahi Singh (Physics, UWO) Enhancement of light emission in metamaterial nanocomposites
10:10-10:40   Roundtable discussion
10:40-11:00 Hind Al-Abadleh (Science, WLU) Environmental fate of arsenic: insights from infrared spectroscopy, mathematical modelling and computational chemistry
11:00-11:20 Nasser Abukhdeir (Chemical Engineering, WIN) Automated quantification of self-assembled and nanostructured surfaces through image processing
11:20-11:40 Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (Chemical Engineering, WIN) Uncertainty analysis and control in multiscale process systems with applications to thin film deposition and carbon growth
11:40-12:10   Roundtable discussion
12:10-1:40   Lunch
1:40-2:00 John Rodgers (Nanoholdings LLC, Ottawa) Discovery Engine for Industrial Materials
2:00-2:20 Russell Thompson (Physics, WIN) Equations of state for polymers in nanotechnology
2:20-2:40 Youngki Yoon (ECE, WIN) Quantum transport in 2D-material electronics
2:40-3:10   Roundtable discussion
3:10-3:30 Hamed Majedi (ECE, WIN) Quantum states computation in semiconductor nanowire quantum dots
3:30-3:50 Zoran Miskovic (Math, WIN) Modeling of plasmonics, electrochemistry and photoluminescence in selected nanostructures
3:50-4:10   Roundtable discussion


  • Zoran Miskovic (Applied Mathematics, WIN)
  • Hamed Majedi (Electrical and Computer Engineering, WIN)
  • Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)