Daniël Emmery holds a master's degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University (WUR), the Netherlands. The topic of his undergraduate research was ionic liquid-based aqueous two-phase systems. During that time he developed a keen interest in the predictive capability of multiscale modeling. Following a specialization in bioprocess technology, he joined Prof. Leermakers at the Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter group at WUR. The group was actively developing new self-consistent field theory (SCF) software for polymer science. Daniël implemented dynamic SCF calculations, accelerated using heterogeneous computing techniques. A novel way to predict mechanical properties of liquid-liquid interfaces from their thermal fluctation spectra formed the foundation of his thesis.
He subsequently completed an internship at Prof. Baschnagel's group at Institut Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France), a research institute that is part of CNRS. There, he studied various methods to implement Likhtman and McLeish' quantitative model for polymer dynamics. Additionally, he tested the quality of estimations of its parameters from molecular dynamics simulations.
".. that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone" - We choose to go to the moon, John F. Kennedy
Biotechnology, Master, Wageningen University & Research
Award Date: 27 Aug 2020