Principal Investigator


Robert A. Riggleman

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Education:

  • B.S. Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2002
  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Postdoctoral training:

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007-2008
  • Chemical Engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2009-2010

Awards and Honors:

  • Best Paper Award, 1st Place, Semiconductor Research Corporation Annual Review (2006)
  • Best Paper Award, 2nd Place, Semiconductor Research Corporation Annual Review (2005)
  • Dahlke Hougen Fellow, University of Wisconsin – Madison, (2002-2005)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship Honorable Mention (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors society (2002)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors society (2001-present)

Postdoctoral Researchers


Jing Cao, Ph.D.

Field theoretic modeling of polymer electrolytes

caojing1obfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

PhD Students


Huikuan (George) Chao, M.S.

Nanoparticles with brushes in polymer matrix

hchaoobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

Hyun (Jennifer) Hwang

Effect of coarsening on soft matter rheology

hyunhwobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

Ben Lindsay

Vertical alignment of nanoparticles in nanocomposite film

lindsbobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

Emily Lin

Polymer glass dynamics

linemilyobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

David Ring

Polymer nanocomposite separations membranes

daringobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

Robert Ivancic

Shear banding in polymer pillars

ivancicrobfuscate@sas.upenn.edu

Ziyu Ye

Cavitation of Polymer Networks

zyeobfuscate@sas.upenn.edu

Alex Moore

Engineering stable glass thin films

almoorobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

Tianren Zhang

Dynamics of confined entangled polymers

tianrenobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

MS Students


Entao Yang

Dynamics of Cross-linked Star Polymer Nanocomposites

entaoyobfuscate@seas.upenn.edu

Alumni


Christophe Lutz

React Summer Exchange Student

Block Bottlebrush Copolymer phase diagram and phase properties

Lauren Walters

Summer Exchange Student

Ultra stable glass relaxation mechanisms

Jason Koski, Ph.D.

PhD Student

Developing field theoretic techniques to study polymer nanocomposites

Amit Shavit, Ph.D.

PhD Student

Nanomechanics of glass-forming materials

Brett Hagberg

Undergrad

Polymer field theoretic simulations of polymer nanocomposites

Ramalingam Kailasham

MS Student

Molecular simulation of polymer films

Michelle Sorkin

Undergraduate

Effect of molecular architecture on properties of polymer films

Tao Wei, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Liquid crystals

Eric Pao, M.S.

MS Student

Simulating layer-by-layer deposition of charged polymers

Anubhav Sharma, M.S.

MS Student

Mechanics of differently shaped polymers using simulations