Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO), University of Aveiro. Portugal.
Prof. Melle-Franco has a broad background including chemistry, physics and computing and is highly experienced in interdisciplinary research. MMF has nucleated a young group with a solid output in areas relevant to this project. His research includes ad-hoc models to rationalize, explain or predict experimental data (as also proposed here) in closely related nanomaterials like carbon nanotubes, graphene or carbon nanoribbons. For this project, MMF will develop a subtle combination of state of the art computer models that are a natural extension of his direct experience as a researcher.