Scott Milner

Scott Milner
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
120 Fenske Lab
(814) 863-9355

Research

  • Polymer dynamics (including stress relaxation in unlinked ring melts, simulating polymer motion in shear flow, polymer droplet spreading, and DNA elasticity)

  • Glassy systems (including Tg shifts in polymer thin films, mobility in dense fluids, and force chains in jammed colloids)

  • Ordering and crystallization (including rotator phases in alkanes, crystal nucleation in polyethylene, and flow-induced crystallization)

  • Polymer entanglement (including the topological origin of the tube, noninvasive methods to "see" the tube in simulations, and response of the tube to interfaces and strain)

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