Silvia Chiacchiera

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​I am currently a Computational Scientist at Daresbury laboratory, where I work on the BatCAT, DOME 4.0 and PSDI​ projects.

I joined STFC on 2016 to work with Dr Michael Seaton within the E-CAM project. In collaboration with industry and academia, we have developed a model for polarizable fluids to be used in mesoscale Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulations. On the software side, I have developed analysis tools for DL_MESO_DPD, mainly addressing charge dipole moments properties.

Afterwards I have worked on various European projects (VIMMP, OntoCommons​ and DOME 4.0) involving digitalization and semantics in the area of materials modelling and manufacturing. As an example, as part of this line of work I have co-developed the VIMMP Ontologies.

I have obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Torino (Italy) and I have been a post-doc researcher in IPN Lyon (France) and at the Center for Computational Physics of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), where I was also involved in teaching.

I am generally interested in statistical physics. Beside polarizable fluids, my recent topics of research include the collective modes of Fermionic cold atoms (addressed via the Boltzmann equation, both analytically and numerically) and phase transitions in lattice models. I am interested in semantic technologies and their applications, in particular for scientific data and knowledge.