Jan-Michael Y Carrillo

Focusing on the use of computational methods, such as molecular dynamics simulations, to elucidate the effects of soft matter microscopic parameters (e.g., polymer chain persistence length) on experimentally measurable macroscopic properties (e.g., material stress-strain curve). The simulations provide insights on the interpretation of experiments, such as those of neutron scattering (e.g., SANS, NSE, NR). In addition, the simulations serve to inspire novel characterization experiments and influence the direction of new polymeric or soft material syntheses.