University of Naples Federico II
PhD ChE ’99
BS ChE ’94
Professor Violi and her research group use computer simulations to discover the fundamental principles that drive the interactions of nanomaterials and biological systems and how to engineer new materials to guide these interactions. Examples of applications include the development of models to predict the formation of nanomaterials in plasma conditions and the development of new nanomaterials to fight antimicrobial resistance.
University of Michigan
Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Departments
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Associate Professor, 2009-present
Assistant Professor, 2006-2009
University of Utah
Department of Chemistry
Salt Lake City, Utah
Research Assistant Professor, 2004-2005
Research Associate 1/2002 – 12/2005
Post-doctoral Research Assistant, 1999-2001
Bernard Lewis Fellowship, for “High Quality Research in Combustion”,
International Combustion Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2000
John Zink Award, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2000
Enichem Prize for Distinguished Thesis, 1994
Erasmus Fellowship at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering at the University College of London, England, 1992-92
Enichem Award of Merit for Best Curriculum Studiorum, Naples, Italy, 1991
S. Izvekov, A. Violi “A Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Study of Carbon Nanoparticle Aggregation”, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2(3), 504-512 (2006).
R. Chang, A. Violi “Insights into the effect of combustion-generated carbon nanoparticles on biological membranes: a computer simulation” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110(10). 5073-5083 (2006).
D. Wang, A. Violi, D.H. Kim, J.A. Mullholland “Formation of Naphthalene, Indene and Benzene from Cyclopentadiene Pyrolysis: A DFT Study” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 110(14), 4719-4725 (2006).
S. Izvekov, A. Violi “Systematic Coarse-Graining of Nanoparticle Interactions in Molecular Dynamics Simulation” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(36): 17019-17024 (2005).
A. Violi, G.A. Voth “A multi-scale computational approach for nanoparticle growth in combustion environments” High Performance Computing and Communications, Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3726: 938-947 (2005).
A. Violi “Cyclodehydrogenation Reactions to Cyclopentafused Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 109(34): 7781-7787 (2005).
A. Violi, G.A. Voth, A.F. Sarofim “The relative roles of acetylene and aromatic precursors during soot particle inception” Proc. Combust. Inst. 30: 1343-1351 (2005).
Cooke J.A., Bellucci M., Smooke M.D., Gomez A., Violi A., Faravelli T., Ranzi E. “Computational and Experimental Study of JP-8, a Surrogate, and its Components in Counterflow Diffusion Flames” Proc. Combust. Inst. 30: 2343-2351 (2005).
A. D’Anna A. Violi “Detailed Modeling of the Molecular Growth Process in Aromatic and Aliphatic Premixed Flames” Energy & Fuels 19(1): 79-86 (2005).
A complete list of publications can be found at the Violi Research Group.