Gavin A. Buxton
Associate Professor of Physics
- Ph.D., Computational Physics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2001
- Master of Science, Engineering Physics, Sheffield Hallam University, 1998
- 2001 - 2004. Post Doctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh.
- 2004 - 2007. Post Doctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Department, Durham University (UK).
- 2007 - 2009. Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University.
Area of Expertise/ResearchMy research involves using computers to solve complex physical problems. I write computer programs which mimic real experimental and natural systems. These computer simulations not only allow us to see what might happen if we make changes to a system, but also reveals insights that might otherwise be experimentally unobservable. For example, my simulations of polymer nanoparticles allow us to view drug diffusion from within a structure ten thousand times smaller than the thickness of a human hair - something which would be experimentally impractical.
For a list of my publications go tohttps://sites.google.com/a/rmu.edu/dr-buxton/research
and my textbook is athttp://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Energy-Technologies-Introduction-Simulations/dp/1482217031