Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Foster, Adam
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Molecular resolution at solid-liquid interfaces
Decision No. 314862
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Funding 474 453
Project description
The interaction of water with solid surfaces is dominant in a wide variety of natural and technological processes. The development of high resolution microscopy in liquids heralded an optimism that reliable atomic and molecular resolution at solid-liquid interfaces would soon be readily available, opening the door to major advances in understanding and technology. However, despite several outstanding successes, it has been plagued by challenges in interpretation. A major element in the slow progress is the inherent challenges the solid-liquid environment provides for simulations. The MERLIN project will develop a novel methodology for solid-liquid simulations, encapsulating the chemical and atomic structure of the surface, the nature and structure of the solution in a machine learning approach.