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Jim Lutsko

My background is in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and nowadays most of my time is spent on the study of crystallization and crystal growth. Previously, I have worked on non-classical diffusion, granular materials, symbolic learning, kinetic theory and the mechanical properties of solid interfaces. My work involves a combination of analytic theory, numerical analysis, and computer simulation and is currently funded by the European Space Agency, via the Belgian Science Policy Office, and the EU Horizon 2020 program, via the AMECRYS project.

Jim Lutsko is a research scientist at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

How Do Crystals Form?

Crystallization is a rare case of a phenomenon which is familiar in everyday life and yet is the focus of intensive research at the forefront of physics, chemistry, and materials science. Common examples of crystallization are the formation of snowflakes […]