Hi! As a PhD candidate, I work on the project ‘Capturing Higher-Order Interactions in Chemical Reaction Networks’, in collaboration with PhD candidate Éverton Fernandes da Cunha and supervised by dr. Clara Stegehuis and dr. Albert Wong.
With this project, we aim to develop a mathematical framework that can be used to model higher-order interactions in systems. We focus on Chemical Reaction Networks, since these systems naturally show higher-order interactions.
The scope of this project is twofold. First, we investigate higher-order networks (directed hypergraphs) and develop mathematical tools that we deem necessary to apply and analyze these networks. Second, we use these networks to model chemical reactions, and we predict the dynamical behavior of these reactions. These predictions are verified in a chemical laboratory.
Currently, we are working on configuration models for directed hypergraphs, and on linking directed hypergraphs to chemical reaction networks.