Our group at Case Western Reserve University combines experiments with theory and simulation to understand polymer physics problems involving grafted and non-linear polymers.
Computational techniques that we use include dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations, polymer field theories such as self-consistent field theory (SCFT), and Monte Carlo simulations. Experimentally, we employ a wide range of techniques to investigate our polymer systems, including ionic conductivity measurements, dynamic light scattering (DLS), massively-parallel phase analysis light scattering (MP-PALS), multi-angle (static) light scattering (MALS), and a variety of elastic and inelastic neutron scattering techniques.
current research areas
Multi-Responsive Polymers and Gels.
Structure & Dynamics of Grafted Polymers.
Development of Scattering Models.
Nanoparticle Transport & Translocation.
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