Specialises in Molecular simulations: Structure/property relationship in materials

​My research has focused on the elucidation of structure-property relationships in materials. I use computer simulation tools to perform molecular dynamics simulations to capture the phenomena occurring at the atomistic level, which determine the macroscopic performance of materials including structural materials such as polymers and their composites with carbon fiber, and energy systems such as supercapacitors based on solid polymer electrolytes, ionic liquids and carbon electrodes.

Dr. Demir obtained a BScEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2008 and a MSEng degree in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2010. He then worked as a research assistant at Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) from 2011 to 2014. Following this, he joined the Walsh Modelling Group at Deakin University in 2014 and earned his PhD degree in Materials Engineering from Deakin University in December 2017. He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Bernhardt Group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland.

Dr. Demir's research interests and expertise focus on molecular modeling of structure/property relationships of various materials/systems, including polymer/carbon fibre interfaces in composites, graphene nanoplatelet-reinforced polymer composites, ionic liquid systems with/without solid surfaces, hydrogel materials for wearable electronic devices and energy storage devices such as supercapacitors, using molecular dynamics simulations.


​Mapex Research Grant - University of Bremen (Germany) - EUR 5000