Computer simulations are often used to understand how microscopic properties of materials influence macroscopic behavior. We currently study the properties of polymer brushes, glasses, and the interactions of lipid bilayers with small molecules such as fluorescent probes, transmembrane proteins, and supporting surfaces. One goal of our research is to connect simulations of different length scales and relate the results to experimental data. We study both polymeric and biological systems at atomistic and mesoscale length and time scales.
Yihan Huang, Bradley Harris and Zachary Rollins all walked at 2022 graduation!