Computer simulations of polymer properties; Research covers a broad spectrum of problems in polymer science and engineering that has led to molecular theories and models of polymer crystallization, liquid viscosity, polymer solution and blend thermodynamics, liquid surface tension, polymer interfacial phenomena, microphase separation in graft and star copolymers, and gas permeation through polymers.
Most recently, a study of the solubility of polymers in water has begun. The goal is to understand the factors that control polymer solubility and conformation and to ultimately establish the role of water in assisting protein folding and unfolding. Computer simulations, both Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics are used in this investigation.
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