Alberto Giacomello


Titolo Pubblicato in Anno
Noncanonical electromechanical coupling paths in cardiac hERG potassium channel NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2023
Classical nucleation of vapor between hydrophobic plates THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2023
Molecular dynamics simulations suggest possible activation and deactivation pathways in the hERG channel COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY 2022
Tempering of Au nanoclusters: Capturing the temperature-dependent competition among structural motifs NANOSCALE 2022
Intrinsic and apparent slip at gas-enriched liquid–liquid interfaces: a molecular dynamics study JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2022
Computational methods and theory for ion channel research ADVANCES IN PHYSICS: X 2022
Giant Negative Compressibility by Liquid Intrusion into Superhydrophobic Flexible Nanoporous Frameworks NANO LETTERS 2021
Liquid intrusion in and extrusion from non-wettable nanopores for technological applications THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. B, CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS 2021
Structure and dynamics of water confined in cylindrical nanopores with varying hydrophobicity PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS - ROYAL SOCIETY. MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 2021
Exploring Kv1.2 Channel Inactivation Through MD Simulations and Network Analysis FRONTIERS IN MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES 2021
Can One Predict a Drop Contact Angle? ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES 2021
Unveiling the Gating Mechanism of CRAC Channel: A Computational Study FRONTIERS IN MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES 2021
Hierarchical macro-nanoporous metals for leakage-free high-thermal conductivity shape-stabilized phase change materials APPLIED ENERGY 2020
Bubble formation in nanopores: a matter of hydrophobicity, geometry, and size ADVANCES IN PHYSICS: X 2020
The interplay among gas, liquid and solid interactions determines the stability of surface nanobubbles NANOSCALE 2020
Pore morphology determines spontaneous liquid extrusion from nanopores ACS NANO 2019
Recovering superhydrophobicity in nanoscale and macroscale surface textures SOFT MATTER 2019
Wetting and recovery of nano-patterned surfaces beyond the classical picture NANOSCALE 2019
Activated wetting of nanostructured surfaces: reaction coordinates, finite size effects, and simulation pitfalls JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL 2018


  • LS9_10
  • PE3_16
  • PE5_10
  • PE8_5


  • Nanotecnologie
  • Advanced materials
  • Big data & computing
  • Life-science technologies & biotechnologies

Interessi di ricerca

I am Associate Professor of Fluid Dynamics at Sapienza University and principal investigator of the ERC-StG project HyGate. My research is in theoretical and computational fluid mechanics of interfaces at the micro- and nano-scale. In particular, I am keen on understanding the origin of metastability in problems of engineering and multidisciplinary interest, including ion channel gating, superhydrophobicity, contact angle hysteresis, nanobubbles and cavitation inception.


hydrophobic effect
hydrophobic drugs
drag reduction
computational fluid dynamics
nanoporous materials
phase transition mechanisms
rare events
Molecular dynamic simulation
Navier-Stokes equations
continuum mechanics
computational mechanics
High Performance Computing
activation energy
energy harvesting
high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Gruppi di ricerca - Responsabile

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