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Dr Tribello’s research is in the field of classical molecular simulation. More specifically he works with methods that ensure rare events such as chemical reactions, protein folding and nucleation happen in short simulations.

He is 
one of the core developers of the PLUMED plugin for enhanced sampling and was also a developer of the sketch-map algorithm for dimensionality reduction. His research has attracted funding from a number of sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Molecular dynamics and rare events sampling
  • Using dimensionality reduction to understand trajectory data
  • Development of CVs for studying order disorder transitions
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Research students

PhD title: Exploration of hydrogen gas evolution from radioactive sludges

Name: Conrad Johnston
Years of Study: 2014 - 2018
Country: Northern Ireland

PhD title: First principles simulation of cement for nuclear waste disposal

Name: Ryan Kavanagh
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: Northern Ireland


PhD title: Nucleation and dynamics in nanobubbles

Name: Thomas Fyfe
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: Northern Ireland

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Maeve Mc Allister

PhD title: Computational modelling of radiation damage to DNA

Years of Study: 2013 - 2016
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Research and development data analyst and Randox laboratories 


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