Additionally, Frederik has also a keen research interest in computational solid state and biological chemistry. His previous work in this area includes predicting the stabilisation mechanism for the growth of polar wurtzite surfaces based on the existence of a low energy graphite-like structure (or h-BN) for ultra-thin wurtzite films. This model has recently been confirmed experimentally and forms the basis for understanding growth of polar surfaces in a large number of key technological materials (e.g. ZnO, GaN, CdSe and SiC). Additionally, Frederik has studied enzyme reactions on an unprecedented high level of theory, providing powerful new tools for modelling enzyme reactions, and enabling for the first time the study of enzyme reactions computationally with chemical accuracy.
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Dr. Frederick Claeyssens
Frederik Claeyssens is a Lecturer in Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He joined the department in 2008 from the Chemistry Department at the University of Bristol where he was a Research Fellow at the Life Sciences Interface. He obtained his first degree in Chemistry at Ghent University (Belgium) and his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bristol and he was a PDRA at the University of Birmingham and the University of Bristol. His research group is based in the Kroto Research Institute (www.shef.ac.uk/northcampus).
Frederik´s research expertise focuses mainly on laser processing of biomaterials,and its applications. This research portfolio can be divided into three projects:
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