A recent article in NyTeknik (link) highlights recent findings in a US study funded by the DOE titled ‘Self-accelerated corrosion of nuclear waste forms at material interfaces’. In the NyTeknik article associate prof. Michael Holmboe is interviewed and comments on the relevance of the results for the planned nuclear waste disposal in Sweden.
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR) has awarded Michael Holmboe a 4-year research project grant, for a project focusing on adsorption of biogeochemical organics to clays and similar minerals!
Deconvolution of Smectite Hydration Isotherms
Michae Holmboe gave an invited talk on the characterization of clay microstructure and molecular dynamics simulations – at the workshop “Clays, New Perspectives, Challenges & Opportunities”, May 2-3 2019, hosted by Prof Andrew Whittle and his postdoc Ali Seiphoori at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more here: clays.mit.edu
Last week Michael Holmboe presented his work on MD simulations of hydrated clays for the nuclear waste community working with natural and engineered clay barriers, at the first day plenary session of the Clay conference in Davos, with over 400 participants.
Guomin Yang (postdoc fellow at PSI since June) and her PhD co-advisor Michael Holmboe have published a new paper in JCP titled ‘Atomistic simulations of cation hydration in sodium and calcium montmorillonite nanopores’.
Together with friends from Princeton (Ian C. Bourg) and UC Berkeley/LBNL (Laura Lammers, Karol Kulasinski), PI Michael Holmboe organized a 2-day course on Molecular Dynamics Simulations of (bio)inorganic systems at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (www.ipgp.fr) prior last weeks Goldschmidt conference. Many thanks to the people at HPC2N for setting up guest accounts on their computers (although unfortunately our wifi was not always that reliable…).
The Holmboe group and Merve Yesilbas from Boily’s group presented their latest research achievements at the Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris last week.
Left: Jerry Lindholm; middle: Kim Junhyung; right: Merve Yesilbas – with spectators
Congratulations to Guomin Yang, PhD student at KTH and co-supervised by Michael Holmboe who recently defended her thesis on Density functional theory and classical molecular dynamics studies of Ca-montmorillonite. She is now going to Switzerland and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) for a 2-year postdoc fellowship!