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ChE Seminar – Dr. David Simmons (University of Akron)

01/16/2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Host: Dr. Isaac Sanchez

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BIOGRAPHY

Assistant Professor of Polymer Engineering

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2009)
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Florida (2005)

The Simmons group employs theory, molecular simulation, optimization methods, high-throughput characterization, and machine learning to advance the understanding and design of polymers and other soft materials. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Computational design of polymers with targeted dynamics, mechanics, and glass formation behavior
  • Physics of the glass transition
  • Dynamic and mechanical properties of nanostructured polymers and polymer films
  • Design principles for advanced molecular additives for use in polymers
  • Molecular strategies for enhanced toughness and dynamic mechanical response in elastomers

Details

Date:
01/16/2018
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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