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1-6 июля 2018, г. Суздаль, Россия

The summer School "Modeling of smart materials"


The summer School ‘Modeling of smart materials’ will be held in Suzdal at 1-6 July 2018.

Scope of the summer School ‘Modeling of smart materials’

Smart materials are the materials which properties can be changed and controlled by various external stimuli, such as temperature, pressure, solvent composition, pH, external electric and magnetic fields, among others. In addition, reversibility of these changes is the peculiarity of smart materials which at present are widely used in different areas of the modern chemical industry. To predict the conditions at which a control of the smart materials’ properties is most efficient, it is necessary to have the reliable theoretical methods for their mathematical modeling. Here, one can extract two most perspective directions: (1) Methods of computer simulations based on Molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte-Carlo and (2) methods of modern statistical mechanics, such as classical density functional theory (DFT), integral equations theory, self-consistent field theory, renormalization group and scaling, etc.

Aim of this summer school is to demonstrate how mentioned theoretical approaches can be efficiently applied to modeling the smart materials at the thermodynamic equilibrium and beyond, such as:
- Stimuli-responsive polymers and polymer brushes
- Electrochemical materials (ionic liquids, molten salts, electrically active polymers, etc.)
- Surfactants and micellar aggregates
- Porous materials (clays, cements, zeolites, silica materials, etc.)
- Fluids in confinement

To whom it is addressed:

This summer school is addressed to young scientists and students specializing in chemical physics, physical chemistry, and material science.

Each participant can present a poster presentation with own results to discuss them with the lecturers of the School.


Сhairman: Corr-member of the RAS  Kojfman O.I. (Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Ivanovo)

Vice-chairman and Scientific secretary of the Summer school:
Dr. Yu.A. Budkov, G.A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry of the RAS and Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics of HSE

Program Committee

Chairman: Corr-member of the RAS Kojfman O.I. (Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Ivanovo)

Prof. Brilliantov N. (University of Leicester, UK)
Dr. Budkov Yu.A. (ISC RAS, Ivanovo)
Prof. Kornyshev A. (London, Imperial College, UK)
Prof. Rumyantsev E.V. (Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Ivanovo)
Prof. Viktorov A.I. (St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg)


1. Prof. Nikolai Brilliantov (UK, University of Leicester, Lecture to be announced

2. Prof. Gennady Gor (US, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lecture to be announced.

3. Prof. Andrey Kalinichev (Universite de Nantes, France ( and National Research University Higher School of Economics (, Moscow, Russia) ClayFF force field and its application for molecular modeling of nanoporous materials and their aqueous interfaces

4. Prof. Alexei Kornyshev (UK, London, Imperial College, Ionic liquids at electrifide interfaces and in nanoconfinement. Part 1. Fundamentals. Part 2. Applications

5. Prof. Elena Kramarenko (Russia, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Effects of ion association on the behavior of polyelectrolyte systems

6. Prof. Sergei Noskov (Canada, University of Calgary, Selective ion binding and transport by narrow membrane channels: challenges and progress in development of novel polarizable force-fields

7. Prof. Alexey Victorov (Russia, Saint Petersburg State University, Department of Physical Chemistry, Description of mesostructured blockcopolymer ionic gels in equilibrium with liquid solution: employing a simplified mean-field approach

8. Prof Alexey Vishnyakov (Russia, Skoltech, Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering, potentials of polymeric molecules in molecular simulations 

Important dates:

Registration deadline – February 26, 2018.
Deadline for submitting preliminary information about reports (the speaker’s full name, report title, report type) – February 26, 2018.
Abstract submission deadline – April 15, 2018.
Registration fee payment deadline - April 15, 2018.