Aleksandar S. Vesic Distinguished Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Joint)
Professor of Physics (Joint)
Professor of Chemistry (Joint)
The research of the Rubinstein group is in the field of polymer theory and computer simulations. The unique properties of polymeric systems are due to the size, topology and interactions of the molecules they are made of. Our goal is to understand the properties of various polymeric systems and to design new systems with even more interesting and useful properties.
Our approach is based upon building and solving simple molecular models of different polymeric systems. The models we develop are simple enough to be solved either analytically or numerically, but contain the main features leading to unique properties of real polymers. Computer simulations of our models serve as an important bridge between analytical calculations and experiments.
Obukhov, Sergei P., et al. “Network Modulus and Superelasticity.” Macromolecules, vol. 27, no. 12, American Chemical Society (ACS), June 1994, pp. 3191–98. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ma00090a012. Full Text
Adjari, Armand, et al. “Slippage of an entangled polymer melt on a grafted surface.” Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, vol. 204, no. 1–4, Elsevier BV, Mar. 1994, pp. 17–39. Crossref, doi:10.1016/0378-4371(94)90415-4. Full Text
Brochard-Wyart, Francoise, et al. “Dynamics of Stars and Linear Chains Dissolved in a Polymer Melt.” Macromolecules, vol. 27, 1994, pp. 803–08.
Rubinstein, Michael, and Ralph H. Colby. “Elastic Modulus and Equilibrium Swelling of Near-Critical Gels.” Macromolecules, vol. 27, 1994, pp. 3184–90.
Colby, Ralph, et al. “Hydrodynamics of polymer solutions via two-parameter scaling.” Journal De Physique Ii, Edp Sciences, vol. 4, 1994, pp. 1299–310. Manual, doi:10.1051/jp2:1994201>. Full Text
Ichael Rubinstein, M., and S. P. Obukhov. Memory Effects in Entangled Polymer Melts. Vol. 71, 1993.
Rubinstein, Michael, and S. P. Obukhov. “Power-Law-Like Stress Relaxation of Block Copolymers: Disentanglement Regimes.” Macromolecules, vol. 26, 1993, pp. 1740–50.
Obukhov, S., and M. Rubinstein. “Scaling of megabase DNA undergoing gel electrophoresis.” Journal De Physique Ii, Edp Sciences, vol. 3, 1993. Manual, doi:10.1051/jp2:1993212>. Full Text
Johner, A., et al. “Chain Statistics in Adsorbed Polymer Solutions.” Europhysics, vol. 22, 1993, pp. 591–96.