Roth Lab News
- Congratulations to Jamie Merrill for being awarded the 2022-2023 Montag Physics Award for research.
- Congratulations to Sunmin Kim for defending her Honors Thesis with Highest Honors, and her intership with Solvay.
- Connie Roth is awarded a NSF Special Creativity Award, 2022.
- Congratulations to Yannic Gagnon for being awarded the 2020-2021 Montag Physics Award for research.
- Congratulations to Jamie Merrill for being awarded a 2020 Science ATL Communication Fellowship.
- Connie Roth is named a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS),
and received the Fellows Award from the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS).
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Soft Matter 2022, 18, 6094-6104.
Journal of Polymer Science 2022, 60, 244-257.
ACS Macro Letters 2023, 12, 1-7.
Chemical Society Reviews 2021, 50, 8050-8066.
ACS Macro Letters 2020, 9, 1625-1631.
Soft Matter 2020, 16, 5366-5387.
Current Research Areas
Coupled Dynamics Across Polymer Interfaces
Recent work from our lab has uncovered broad profiles in local Tg(z) across glassy-rubbery polymer interfaces demonstrating glass transition dynamics can become coupled between neighboring polymer domains over long distances. Current efforts are aimed towards understanding the cause of this unexpected phenomenon.
Impact of Surface Bound Chains
We are working on understanding the unexpected large increases in local Tg(z) that occur next to surfaces with tethered chains. Grafted and adsorbed polymer chains are widely used to modify interfacial interactions in polymer materials and nanocomposites, but the underlying mechanisms by which this causes property changes to the neighboring polymer matrix are not well understood.
Nanoscale Measures of Local Properties
An ongoing focus of our lab is the development of new experimental methods to measure localized polymer properties at nanoscale dimensions in an effort to understand how their perturbed behaviors near interfaces are interrelated.
Polymers in Art Conservation
In collaboration with Chief Conservator Renée Stein at Emory’s Carlos Museum, our lab is characterizing polymers used in the preservation and restoration of artworks in an effort to understand how their preparation conditions impact their properties.
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