(01/04/2012 - 31/03/2014)
Hey I am Beien ZHU from Shanghai China. I am much pleasured to have a chance to work with Mrs. Hazar Guesmi on the project of “Structure, Chemical Order and Reactivity of Gold-Palladium Nano-Particles: from vacuum to reaction conditions”.
I got my PhD in Physics in the Fudan University with the thesis of “Physical properties of Nanostructured materials assembled by Carbon Nanotubes”. After that I started my scientific research life in Europe with Prof. Marc HOU of ULB. From the end of 2010 to the beginning of 2012 I worked in ULB mainly for the study of metallic nanoalloys in carbon environment. It was this working experience and Prof. Marc HOU that introduced me into the European research society of nanoalloys. I attended several European Nanoalloy COST meeting and knew many excellent scientists like Riccardo Ferrando, Roy Johnston, and Christine Mottet ... After I finished the work in Brussels; I came into Hazar's group in Montpellier and spent two wonderful and fruitful years there.
I was familiar with classical MD and MC simulations and thanks to Hazar who told me lots about DFT methods for calculating the adsorption energies, getting the energy path of certain chemical reaction and analysing the electronically properties of nanoalloys using VASP package.
We had many joyful times together and made some very interesting works. I hope we can keep the cooperation in the future.