Theoretical and computational research activity, aimed at the molecular interpretation of equilibrium properties and
dynamics of liquids and complex fluids (liquid crystals, membranes, colloids, macromolecules).
The main objective of the research is the development of statistical-thermodynamics methods and numerical tools to relate
meso- and macro-scale behaviour of condensed matter to the structure and properties of the constituent molecules.
Approaches at different levels of detail have been set up, ranging from phenomenological models to coarse-grained and atomistic descriptions in the framework of statistical DFT methods. They have been applied to material science and biologically
Examples include: dielectric and elastic properties of liquid crystals; order and dynamics of phospholipids in bilayers; organization of lyotropic suspensions of proteins, DNA, viruses; chirality amplification in liquid crystals.