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Research Zernike (ZIAM) Micromechanics Giuntoli Group

Research

dr. A (Andrea) Giuntoli

Giuntoli group description

The Giuntoli group is interested in the emergence of the macroscopic properties of polymeric materials and polymer nanocomposites from their heterogeneous molecular structure and interactions. We use molecular dynamics simulations and coarse-graining techniques to study the multi-scale dynamics, aggregation and mechanical properties of polymer melts, solutions and thin films.

Our current focus is on functionalized branched polymers (stars, bottlebrushes, polymer-grafted nanoparticles) self-assembly, rheology and network dynamics. Our main goal is to connect fundamental polymer theory to applications such as 3D-printing, drug delivery and material design.

The huge design flexibility in polymer architecture and functionality leads to an uncharted territory of macroscopic properties to explore and explain
The huge design flexibility in polymer architecture and functionality leads to an uncharted territory of macroscopic properties to explore and explain
Last modified:26 October 2021 1.46 p.m.