Allan Mackie received his Bachelor`s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 1989 after which he decided to pursue his PhD studies in Chemical Engineering at Cornell University under the supervision of Dr Panagiotopoulos. In 1996 he completed a postdoctoral stay at the French Petroleum Institute where he studied the phase equilibria of alkanes and their mixtures. In the same year he accepted a position at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and in 2019 was eventually promoted to Professor. His research focuses on the development and application of theoretical and computer simulation techniques for the study of fluids and materials using molecular and microscopic models. His goals include understanding the physics and chemistry behind spontaneously formed complex structures as well as complex fluids in general. Of particular interest is the self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules into micelles and nanostructures. Such nanostructures can be used for various applications, including templates, nanoreactors and as hosts for solvophobic molecules.
Project: Molecular Simulations of Triblock Copolymer Systems: Static and Dynamic Properties of Self-assembling Surfactant and Polymer Solutions using Coarse-grained Models (reference: 2017MFP-COFUND-11)
Project: Multiscale simulation of self-assembling compartmentalized nanosystems for drug delivery (reference: 2021MFP-COFUND-12)