Polymer Science and Engineering, Statistical Thermodynamics, Molecular Simulation
Research Interests: Polymer science and engineering, statistical thermodynamics, molecular simulation, nanotechnology.
The goal of our research is a deeper understanding of the properties and processing of polymeric materials from a fundamental knowledge of their chemistry and molecular level structure. Areas of research include the development of advanced molecular modeling technologies to provide insight into, and accurate estimation of, a wide spectrum of processing-structure-property relationships in polymers. Concurrent with model development, we pursue methods to process and characterize polymeric materials in the laboratory, in order to understand and take advantage of the connections between chemical structure, processing history and technologically important material properties. Some current research topics include: