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Dr Matteo Salvalaglio

Dr Matteo Salvalaglio

Lecturer

Dept of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2015

Research summary

Uncovering the molecular determinants of physical-chemical transformations is an essential step towards the development of rational design strategies for industrial chemical processes. 
With my research I aim at answering questions regarding how molecular properties affect technologically relevant processes in the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering. 
In order to tackle problems in this area I apply molecular dynamics and state-of-the-art enhanced sampling methods to compute thermodynamics and kinetics at the molecular level. 

My current interests include crystallization, nucleation, protein-ligand binding, protein chromatography, molecular dynamics simulations, and enhanced sampling techniques.

Education

FHEA, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | 2018

Biography

Matteo Salvalaglio joined the Chemical Engineering Department at UCL in September 2015. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2011 from Politecnico di Milano, (Italy) working on molecular modelling of protein-ligand complexes of interest for the chromatographic purification of antibodies. Since 2012 he held a joint post-doctoral position in Prof. Michele Parrinello and Prof. Marco Mazzotti research groups at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), working on the application of enhanced sampling molecular dynamics methods to the investigation of crystallization from solution. 

Publications