Assistant Professor Benassi from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Came to Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics for Academic Exchanges

  • LIU Min
  • Published: 2018-10-31
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From October 8 to 18, at the invitation of the State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication (Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), AssistantProfessor Enrico Benassi from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan,came to Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics for academic exchanges.

The purpose of the academic exchanges is to help researchers and graduate students of Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics to improve their research level in theoretical calculation and simulation fields, and to enhance the international influence of Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics on the frontier basic research of tribology. Academic exchange activitiesinclude three parts:expert lectures, one-on-one training and academic discussion. In expert lecture part, Assistant Professor Benassi arranged seven coursesintroducing the commonly used theoretical calculation methods and the ways to choose appropriate simulation calculation methods for the experimental system and the basic methods of model building in quantum chemistry research. In the one-on-one training part, Assistant Professor Benassi lectured on how to apply Gauss quantum chemistry software to semi-empirical and ab initio calculations and how to write simple code as well as molecular dynamic simulation, First Principle and ANSYS finite element analysis software and other relative knowledge. In the section of academic discussion, the relevant scientific researchers from the State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication discussed in detail with AssistantProfessorBenassi on solid-liquid lubrication, solid-solid lubrication, triboelectricity, triboluminescence, anisotropic friction, soft matter lubrication and fluid drag reduction. 

AssistantProfessor Benassi teaching in an academic lecture

Associate professor Benassi conducting face-to-face training

Dr. Enrico Benassi is currently an AssistantProfessor of chemistry at Nazarbayev University. Enrico Benassi received his Ph.D. in theoretical Physical Chemistry-Chemical Physics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, then spent a few years at the S3 Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology CNR, investigating optomechanical properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers of azo-photoswitchers on noble metal surfaces. He subsequently moved to the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where he specialised in the theoretical and computational description of solvent effects and nonlinear optical properties, theories of the electronic structure, and theoretical and computational spectroscopies. Dr. Enrico Benassi is one of the major contributors to the internationally renowned Gaussian software.


By LIU Min