1985 …2020

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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

Head of the Multiscale Statistical and Quantum Physics (MSP) group and Extinguished Professor of Physics at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, Finland. Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Professor of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics at Loughborough University, UK. Adjunct Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics, Brown University, USA.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences

Master of Science (Technology)

External positions

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Loughborough University

1 Mar 2017 → …

Director of Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling, Loughborough University

1 Mar 2017 → …

Keywords

  • Complex fluids
  • Statistical Physics
  • Fluctuation relations in small systems
  • Nanofluids
  • Hydrodynamic interactions
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Theoretical physics
  • Colloidal physics
  • Polymer physics
  • Nanosystems
  • Functional materials
  • Biological physics
  • Soft matter physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Open quantum systems
  • Heat Transfer
  • Quantum Thermodynamics
  • Quantum matter

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Research Output

A minimal Tersoff potential for diamond silicon with improved descriptions of elastic and phonon transport properties

Fan, Z., Wang, Y., Gu, X., Qian, P., Su, Y. & Ala-Nissila, T., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 32, 13, 9 p., 135901.

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  • Kinetic roughening of the urban skyline

    Najem, S., Krayem, A., Ala-Nissila, T. & Grant, M., 26 May 2020, In : Physical Review E. 101, 5, 5 p., 050301.

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    Near-IR plasmons in micro and nanoparticles with a semiconductor core

    Seyedheydari, F., Conley, K. & Ala-Nissila, T., 1 Mar 2020, In : Photonics. 7, 1, 10.

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    Pulling a DNA molecule through a nanopore embedded in an anionic membrane: Tension propagation coupled to electrostatics

    Sarabadani, J., Buyukdagli, S. & Ala-Nissila, T., 9 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 32, 38, p. 1-7 7 p., 385101.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Thermal conductivity reduction in carbon nanotube by fullerene encapsulation: A molecular dynamics study

    Dong, H., Fan, Z., Qian, P., Ala-Nissila, T. & Su, Y., 1 May 2020, In : Carbon. 161, p. 800-808 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Projects

    Finnish Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology

    Ala-Nissilä, T. & Alipour, S.

    01/01/201831/12/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    PolyDyna: Coarse-Grained Modeling of Translocation and Polymer Dynamics in Nanofluidic Systems (PolyDyna)

    Ferreira Sampaio, R., Hirvonen, P., Babu, A., Ala-Nissilä, T., Alcanzare, M., Fan, Z., Seyedheydari, F., Muhli, H., Conley, K. & Achim, C.

    01/09/201731/08/2021

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Finnish Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology

    Hirvonen, P., Alipour, S., Tuorila, J., Ala-Nissilä, T. & Fan, Z.

    01/01/201820/03/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    COMP: Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience

    Ferreira Sampaio, R., Tuorila, J., Ala-Nissilä, T., Sarabadani, J., Thakore, V., Suomela, S. & Heinonen, V.

    01/01/201631/12/2017

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Activities

    International Conference on Nanostructures

    Tapio Ala-Nissilä (Member)
    12 Mar 201814 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar

    Oleg Trushin

    Tapio Ala-Nissilä (Host)
    25 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    See Chen Ying

    Tapio Ala-Nissilä (Host)
    15 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Kevin Conley

    Martti Puska (Host), Tapio Ala-Nissilä (Host)
    10 Mar 201726 Jun 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Vili Heinonen

    Tapio Ala-Nissilä (Host)
    12 Dec 201731 Dec 2017

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor