Samantha Jenkins professor of Chemistry at Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China.
Research interests: Developing the theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM), hydrogen bonding, the structure of soft-matter and the aggregation behavior of silica.
Samantha Jenkins has a PhD in computational and theoretical chemical physics from the University of Salford, UK. She did her undergraduate studies at Exeter University in the Theoretical Physics program. She has a broad range of international collaborators and is in the process of building a research group. Currently she is a professor at the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China. Her involvement in SuMo is as a guest researcher.
Her main research interest in SuMo is in the QM aspects of the interaction of water and of the nature of bonding in QM/MM simulations of cellulose and the patterned aggregation behavior of silica. This work is in close collaboration with Steven Robert Kirk, Michael Persson, Magnus Nydén, Åsa Östlund and Martin Jacobi Nilsson.
One on going research project is the BEACON partnership with Steven Robert Kirk from Hunan Normal University, Michael Persson and Joakim Carlén from Eka Chemicals AB, Manolo Teixeiro from Gridcore AB, Per Nylén from the PTC and the Knowledge Foundation on the control of aggregation of silica nano-particles. Samantha’s research is funded by the Knowledge Foundation and the One Hundred Talents of Hunan program and the Canadian massively parallel computational facility SHARCNET through her collaborator Paul W. Ayers at the Department of Chemistry, McMaster University Canada.