Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Dr. Vogel received his Ph.D. from Leipzig University in Germany and has held postdoctoral positions at the Juelich Research Center, the University of Georgia, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Vogel is a computational physicist working in the fields of statistical physics, biologically motivated soft-matter systems, and materials science with emphasis on nanotechnology. A main aspect of his work is the development of cutting-edge simulation algorithms to facilitate his research.
He recently published research on the adsorption of polymers on carbon nanotubes – structures which are promising candidates for next-generation nano-materials with unimagined new behaviors – and on the nano-structure evolution of metallic crystals exposed to radiation of light atoms, a process anticipated to hinder the efficient operation of fusion generators for potential energy production in the future.