Theoretical Projects Involving Soft Materials.

Following projects require use of Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Processes and Mathematical Methods.

*   Complex Fluids: Polymer melts and concentrated solutions.


*   Molecular models for polymer dynamics for the complex polymer topologies and polydispersed polymeric systems.


*   Polymer blends: Modeling of the physical properties like glass transition temperature and their viscoelastic behavior.


*   Dynamics of dendritic and random networks polymers in solution and under random flows.


*   Stretch dynamics of branched polyampholytes.


*   Artificial Muscles based on nematic polymers and gels.


*   Polymers adsorbed and grafted at interface.


These classes of problems are also of interest in materials and their modeling involves concepts of Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical and Computational Methods.