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Simulation expert IR, Université de Strasbourg

Contact information

Institut Charles Sadron (CNRS UPR 22)
23 rue du Loess - BP 84047
67034 Strasbourg Cedex 2
Phone: + 33 (0)3 88 41 40 97
Mail: olivier.benzerara@ics-cnrs.unistra.fr
Room: B151

University training

  • Physics and Chemistry Phd Ecole Normale superieur de Lyon
  • Master Theorical Chemistry University of Rennes 1

Professional experience

  • IT Simulation expert

My thesis subject

  • "Propriétés thermodynamique des milieux poreux" , supervised by Dr Wei Dong

Research interests

  • Glass transition of polymer melts
  • Polymers at interfaces
  • Molecular simulation of soft matter systems
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Recent Awards

  • Winner of the gpu challenge NVIDIA/equipe@meso 2016


  • Recent publications:


Dolgushev, M., Wittmer, J. P., Johner, A., Benzerara, O., Meyer, H., & Baschnagel, J. (2017). Marginally compact hyperbranched polymer trees. Soft Matter, 13(13), 2499–2512.
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Kriuchevskyi, I., Wittmer, J. P., Benzerara, O., Meyer, H., & Baschnagel, J. (2017). Numerical determination of shear stress relaxation modulus of polymer glasses. Eur. Phys. J. E, 40(4), 6 pp.
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Weysser, F., Benzerara, O., Johner, A., & Kulic, I. M. (2015). Topological energy storage of work generated by nanomotors. Soft Matter, 11(4), 732–740.
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Wittmer, J. P., Xu, H., Benzerara, O., & Baschnagel, J. (2015). Fluctuation-dissipation relation between shear stress relaxation modulus and shear stress autocorrelation function revisited. Molecular Physics, 113(17-18), 2881–2893.
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Mortazavi, B., Benzerara, O., Meyer, H., Bardon, J., & Ahzi, S. (2013). Combined molecular dynamics-finite element multiscale modeling of thermal conduction in graphene epoxy nanocomposites. Carbon, 60, 356–365.
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Solar, M., Meyer, H., Gauthier, C., Fond, C., Benzerara, O., Schirrer, R., et al. (2012). Mechanical behavior of linear amorphous polymers: Comparison between molecular dynamics and finite-element simulations. Physical Review E, 85(2).
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Solar, M., Meyer, H., Gauthier, C., Benzerara, O., Schirrer, R., & Baschnagel, J. (2011). Molecular dynamics simulations of the scratch test on linear amorphous polymer surfaces: A study of the local friction coefficient. Wear, 271(11-12), 2751–2758.
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Durand, M., Meyer, H., Benzerara, O., Baschnagel, J., & Vitrac, O. (2010). Molecular dynamics simulations of the chain dynamics in monodisperse oligomer melts and of the oligomer tracer diffusion in an entangled polymer matrix. J. Chem. Phys., 132(19), 194902.
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Solar, M., Meyer, H., Gauthier, C., Benzerara, O., Pelletier, H., Schirrer, R., et al. (2010). Molecular dynamics simulations as a way to investigate the local physics of contact mechanics: a comparison between experimental data and numerical results. J. Phys. D-Appl. Phys., 43(45), 455406.
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