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Alumni Profile

I defended my PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering in August of 2011.


Persistence of Perfect Packing in Twisted Bundles of Elastic Filaments

A study by Greg Grason and collaborators Andreea Panaitescu and Arshad Kudrolli at Clarke University was featured on the cover of the June 15, 2018 issue of Physical Review Letters. Tomographic experiments probe the evolution...

Di Jia and M. Muthukumar Report Unexpected New Dynamics for Large DNA Molecules in Liquid Suspension

The discovery by Di Jia and M. Muthukumar of a novel topologically frustrated dynamical state of DNA and other charged macromolecules inside a hydrogel is published in Nature Communications, 9, 2248 (2018). The origin of this...

Brendan Ondra ~ 2018-19 FAPSIG Award

Brendan Ondra received the 2018-19 Failure Analysis and Prevention Special Interest Group (FAPSIG) Award. This award was given at the SPE ANTEC Meeting in Orlando, FL in May of this year.


Ryan Hayward - 2018 Finalist for a $250,000 Blavatnik National Award

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced this week that polymer scientist and chemical engineer Ryan Hayward has been named a finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards in the physical...

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Dissertation Defenses

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Student Profile

I was born in Rochester, NY then moved to Alpharetta, GA and lived there throughout grade school.  After graduating from high school in 2