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Marco Molinari is a senior lecturer in physical and computational chemistry at the School of Applied Sciences. He is a full member of the EPSRC funded Materials Chemistry Consortium and of the Huddersfield High Performance Computing Research Group.

He carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Pavia (Italy, 2006) before taking his PhD in computational chemistry (2009) as a collaboration between the Universality of Pavia and Bath (UK). He started his EPSRC funded postdoctoral research in computational chemistry in the group of Stephen Parker at the University of Bath, working on surface science, materials science and computational chemistry.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Computational modelling 
  • Properties of minerals and oxide materials 
  • Surface adsorption and reactivity 
  • Transport of gasses 
  • Nanoparticle morphology, aggregation and reactivity

Research Degree Supervision

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Cerium compounds Engineering & Materials Science
Oxides Chemical Compounds
Adsorption Chemical Compounds
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
Density functional theory Chemical Compounds
Thermal conductivity Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
Oxygen Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2008 2020

  • 51 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Strongly Bound Surface Water Affects the Shape Evolution of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles

Symington, A., Molinari, M., Moxon, S., Flitcroft, J., Sayle, D. C. & Parker, S. C., 13 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 124, 6, p. 3577-3588 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cerium oxides
surface water
Surface waters
2 Citations (Scopus)

Computer-Aided Design of Nanoceria Structures as Enzyme Mimetic Agents: The Role of Bodily Electrolytes on Maximizing Their Activity

Molinari, M., Symington, A., Sayle, D., Sakthivel, T. S., Seal, S. & Parker, S. C., 18 Mar 2019, In : ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2, 3, p. 1098-1106 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Computer-Aided Design
Computer aided design
5 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling the {111}/{110} Surface Ratio of Cuboidal Ceria Nanoparticles

Castanet, U., Feral-Martin, C., Demourgues, A., Neal, R., Sayle, D., Caddeo, F., Flitcroft, J., Caygill, R., Pointon, B., Molinari, M. & Majimel, J., 27 Mar 2019, In : ACS applied materials & interfaces. 11, 12, p. 11384-11390 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerium compounds
Molecular dynamics
High resolution transmission electron microscopy
Hydrothermal synthesis

Defect segregation facilitates oxygen transport at fluorite UO2 grain boundaries

Symington, A. R., Molinari, M., Brincat, N. A., Williams, N. R. & Parker, S. C., 8 Jul 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 377, 2152, 16 p., 20190026.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Grain Boundary

Droplet Misalignment Limit for Inkjet Printing into Cavities on Textured Surfaces

Jackson, F. F., Kubiak, K. J., Wilson, M. C. T., Molinari, M. & Stetsyuk, V., 23 Jul 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 29, p. 9564-9571 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle