Kai Grass

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Office:_315.b
Phone:+49(0)69 / 798 - 47533
Fax:+49(0)69 / 798 - 47611
Email:grass@fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Address:Kai Grass
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität
Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Germany


Research

For my PhD thesis, I started investigating the structure formation and dynamics of polyelectrolytes during electrophoresis. This work is closely related to the separation of DNA during sequencing using varying electrophoretic techniques. My work will include theoretical approaches as well as extensive computer simulations with newly devised models. I expect this to lead to a deeper understanding of the complex mechanisms involved in this process, which might ultimately result in improved separation methods.

I am also interested in analyzing and simulating surprising properties of various other complex systems.

Additional Information

My other personal interests are karate and roleplaying games.

My Publications

2006

   * Impact dynamics and failure of brittle solid states by means of nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations
     M. O. Steinhauser, K. Grass, K. Thoma and A. Blumen
     Europhys. Lett. 73 (2006) 62-68
     http://publish.edpsciences.org/abstract/epl/v73/p62

2005

   * Sequential Modelling of Failure Behavior in Cohesive Brittle Materials
     K. Grass, M. O. Steinhauser, K. Thoma, A. Blumen
     in: "Powders and Grains", Balkema Publ., Leiden, 2005: 1447
   * Failure and Plasticity Models of Ceramics. A Numerical Study
     M. O. Steinhauser, K. Grass
     in: "Dislocations, Plasticity, Damage and Metal Forming: Material Response and Multiscale Modeling - Proceedings of PLASTICITY '05", Neat Press, Maryland, USA, 2005