PhD student

Research summary

The current research activity of the PhD fellow is the development and the implementation of molecular simulation tools, such as Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo, in order to obtain a microscopic understanding of adhesion on wet and rough surfaces. The key results which to be obtained from Mintis’ research include the following:

  • Development of MD and MC algorithms for providing quantitative predictions for chain self -organization and morphology in aqueous solution of synthetic poly-electrolytes and polypeptides, also in gels.
  • Molecular investigation of physicochemical parameters, such as salt concentration, pH, temperature, chain length etc., on chain self-organization, microstructure and morphology transitions in model hydrogens.
  • Multi-scale modelling of history-dependent droplet configurations on surfaces, and dependence o surface topography or roughness.


  • 2016: MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, UK
  • 2014: BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, UK

Research experience

  • 2015 – 2016 : Unilever plc, Research Assistant, Development and production of a new instant coffee blend (as part of his Master thesis)



  • Nominated for the international “Be Inspired Awards of 2015”, under the water network analysis and water treatment plants category
  • BP Award of academic excellence during first academic year at the University of Bath (2012)
    Professional activities
  • ICheME, Institute of Chemical Engineers, regular fellow

Mintis Dimitris_CV_Chem Eng