Fundamental research, new mathematical and analytical approaches and the implementation of this knowledge to applied research
Understanding the fundamental processes occurring at the microscopic scale in macromolecular systems and correlations with macroscopic behavior, in order to enable control over the material properties.
The development and application of new methods with highly focused but broadly applicable, interdisciplinary capabilities to be used by scientists working in both fundamental and applied fields. These allow, by conception, design, execution and analysis of complex macromolecular and colloid experiments, advances in polymer physics, characterization of equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems, synthesis of materials with optimized properties, predictive control of kinetics for targeted material properties
Fundamental and applied research involving equilibrium/ quasi-equilibrium and non-equilibrium processes using both traditional and PolyRMC developed methodologies:
Fundamental studies of polymerization kinetics and mechanisms:
Automated, online, multi-detector methods provide massive data streams yielding rich, comprehensive characterization of equilibrium properties and non-equilibrium processes in polymer solutions for both fundamental and applied goals
Important characteristics of polymer products:
Important processes during polymerization reactions: