Research Interest:

Dr. Ivan Gladich is primarily focused on the study of solute-solvent interactions in interfacial environments, in particular those of atmospheric relevance. The tools of computational physical chemistry are used to understand at a molecular level the fundamental interactions governing interfacial processes, providing physically justified inputs to atmospheric models for predictions of air quality issues and global climate change.

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  • Ph.D. in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics, University of Trieste, Italy, 2009
  • Master in Physics, University of Trieste, Italy, 2005


Professional Experience:

After his Ph.D., Ivan Gladich joined the department of chemistry at Purdue University- USA as Dreyfus Postdoctoral associate working on halogen chemistry at air/ice and air/liquid water interfaces. In January 2011 Dr. Gladich moved to the UOCHB Academy of Science of Czech Republic in Prague, as postdoctoral researcher on chemistry at aqueous and soft interfaces of atmospheric relevance. Form January 2013 to May 2015, Dr. Gladich was research and teaching assistant in the group of Molecular and Statistical Biophysics at SISSA, Trieste-Italy. During this period, Dr. Gladich was active in developing algorithms for the design of high-affinity peptides for organic molecules in chemotherapy applications, combining docking approach and advanced free energy calculations (Metadynamics, replica exchange, etc.).   



  • ACS-Purdue Section Travel Award. September 2010
  • Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral fellowship. July 2008
  • Licio Cernobori Award for best master thesis in applied geophysics-OGS-Italy. January 2007


Selected Publications:

  • “Mechanism of Anisotropic Surface Self-Diffusivity at the Prismatic Ice-Vapor Interface”, I. Gladich, A. Oswald, N. Bowens, S. Naatz, P. Rowe, S. Neshyba, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 22947 – 22958
  • “An Ab-Initio Study of the Reaction of Ozone with Bromide Ion”, I. Gladich, J. S. Francisco, R. Buszek, M. Vazdar, M. A. Carignano, and P. B. Shepson J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 4482-4488, 2015.
  • ”Comparison of selected polarizable and nonpolarizable water models in molecular dynamics simulations of ice Ih.I.Gladich and M.Roeselova, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 11371-11385, 2012. 
  • “Heavy halide air- water surface affinity in aqueous solutions of mixtures of Sodium salts.” I. Gladich, P. Shepson, I. Szleifer and M. A. Carignano. J. Phys. Chem. A., 115 (23), 5973-5982, 2011