The Physics and Chemistry of Polymers and Glasses

Fall 2021: 

Professor Sindee L. Simon’s research group focuses on the physics and chemistry of polymers and glass-forming materials. Using calorimetry, dilatometry, and mechanical experiments, coupled with rigorous analysis and modeling, her research laboratory elucidates fundamental questions in three broad areas of materials physics and chemistry.

The kinetics and nature of the glass transition

Properties and reactions at the nanoscale

Viscoelastic bulk modulus of polymers and nanocomposites

She has performed important work testing and developing the empirical models of structural recovery, is one of the few researchers in the world to be able to measure the time-dependent bulk modulus, and has pioneered research on polymerization reaction kinetics and thermodynamics at the nanoscale.

Spring 2015 Group

Fall 2011 (left to right): Yung P. Koh, Maitri Vaddey, Ran Tao, Jiaxi Guo, Dr. Sindee Simon, Siyang Gao, and Haoyu Zhao

Spring 2014 Group

Spring 2014: Front row (left to right): Siyang Gao, Evelyn Lopez, and Ran Tao Back row: Haoyu Zhao, Dr. Yung P. Koh, Prof. Sindee L. Simon, Naz Sakib, and Madhusudhan Pallaka

Spring 2009 Group

Spring 2009: Front row (left to right): Begum, Dr. Yung P. Koh, Jiaxi Guo, Prof. Sindee L. Simon, Zheng