Last update: March 8, 2016

The research interests in our group are mainly focus on exploring phase equilibria and phase transitions between liquids and solids, dynamics and structure of liquids, properties of crystalline and amorphous solids, and surface phenomena, with statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and computer simulation as the "instrument". An infrastructure consists of hundreds of processors are running every second to support our exploration.

Topics which have been studied so far are:

  • Structure and dynamics of water and aqueous solutions
  • Thermodynamic stability of hydrogen-bonded network systems such as clathrate hydrate.
  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena
  • Bulk and inhomogeneous fluids
  • Nucleation, crystallization, and fusion of water and in the aqueous solutions
  • Fluids and solids in confined geometry
  • Surface tension
  • Hydrophobic effect.