Dr Francois Sicard

University College London

Department: Dept. Arts and Science
Institution: UCL
Email: f.sicard@ucl.ac.uk
Phone: +442081387956

Research summary

Francois is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in the Department of Arts and Science (UASC), University College London, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) and the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN). François’s current research focuses on fundamental and engineering aspects of complex dynamical systems at the interface between materials science, soft matter, and biology using the tools of statistical physics, molecular thermodynamics, machine learning, computational physics, accelerated molecular dynamics, and high-performance computing. He is also interested in digital and blockchain technologies as innovations for improving how modern science is organised.

Current research areas include:
• Emulsion-based soft nanorobots for pathogen capture
• Biohybrid nanopores for water filtration
• DNA sensing
• Conformational dynamics of biomolecules
• Enhanced sampling algorithms


Smart nanomaterials, soft matter, biophysics, surfaces and interfaces, healthcare engineering, biomaterials, molecular thermodynamics, statistical physics, machine learning, enhanced sampling, molecular dynamics, Markov State Models