Dr Mirella Simoes Santos

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Dr. Mirella Simões Santos is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Bernhardt Group at The University of Queensland. Her work focuses on the use of molecular simulations to describe confined fluids, with an emphasis on electrochemical systems. Her research interest extends also to applied and statistical thermodynamics for the description of interfacial and colloidal phenomena, and oil and gas reservoirs. Mirella obtained her doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with an exchange period at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a chartered member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI CChem) and of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


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