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Rishaad Khan

Class of 2024North Brunswick, New Jersey


Hello! My name is Rishaad and my Polygence project is focused on the applications of computer simulations like molecular dynamics and particle simulations, and using them to model phenomena and conduct research.

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Computer Simulation Techniques: Molecular Dynamics and Particle Simulations

Started June 22, 2023

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I did a paper and a coding project!

Molecular Dynamics in Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology Literature Review Paper:

Molecular dynamics (MD) is a computer simulation technique that helps to explore the behavior and properties of molecules and atoms. MD has been used in research and development in many spaces, including materials science and engineering and nanotechnology. MD has been proven useful in topics like the nano-engineering of construction materials, correcting graphene planar defects, studying self-assembling biomaterials, and the densification, consolidation, and sintering of copper nanomaterials.

Particle Simulations:

The purpose of my particle simulations is to illustrate a couple of phenomena in particle physics. In the respected field, a key challenge is the scale at which these phenomena occur. We cannot see particles with the human eye, so it defaults to a troublesome learning experience for others. Computer simulations in this field help provide insight into what happens in these phenomena. For this project, I made a simulation based on particle collisions and another simulation based on heat. Keep in mind that they may not be 100% accurate since they are supposed to be simplifications of the actual phenomenon, yet still mostly accurately depict it.