ARC Nanotechnology Network
Professor Debra Bernhardt

Professor Debra Bernhardt

Group Leader
Building #75, Australian Institute for Bio-engineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN),
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Research Group: AIBN Centre for Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science
Email: link
Phone: (07) 33463939
Fax: (07) 33463992

Current Research Activities

The study of liquids under equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions, development of the theory of nonequilibrium fluids, and use of computer simulations to assist in understanding experimental results and theoretical predictions. Current projects include:
* Study of nonequilibrium liquids via statistical mechanics; nonequilibrium molecular dynamics; dynamical systems theory; chaos theory
* The fluctuation theorem an explanation for irreversibility
* The study of fluids in confined spaces
* Development of algorithms for molecular dynamics simulations
* Calculation of liquid properties: combining molecular dynamics simulations with quantum mechanical calculations to determine properties of liquids

The study of materials using quantum chemical methods  

Existing Linkages

Research School of Chemistry, ANU
Department of Chemical Engineering, UQ
Applied Physics, RMIT
Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, UK
Swinburne University of Technology
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology, GU (Adjunct Professor)