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Elnaz Hajizadeh

Contact Information
Email elnazhd@umich.edu
Phone 734.936.1381
Office 010-G048 NCRC, Biointerfaces Institute
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
B. S. Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2005).
M. S. Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2007).
Ph. D Computational Polymer Physics, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia (2015).
Current Research

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering Faculty, working with Prof. Ronald Larson on a variety of topics, including stress-induced polymer migration in confined geometries such as eccentric cylinders and rheology and dynamics behavior of colloidal systems in the presence of associative polymers. We use Multi-scale Simulation Methods to study hierarchical behavior of macromolecular systems.

Before joining Professor Ronald Larson's Research Group, I worked with Prof. Billy Todd at Swinburne University of Technology, and Prof. Peter Daivis at RMIT University as a PhD student. My Thesis topic was on the Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Extensional and Shear Rheology of Dendritic/Linear Polymer Blend Melts.


Research Interests

1. Polymer Melts, Solutions, and Nanocomposites

2. Rheology of Complex Fluids

3. Molecular Dynamics Simulation Techniques

4. Brownian Dynamics, DPD and SRD Simulations of Polymer Solutions in Confined Geometries

5. Biomolecules, Cell Migration

6. Colloidal Systems, Associative Polymers

7. Tribology, Polymeric Lubricants


Invited Talk

EMN Meeting on Polymer, Hong Kong, (2016)

Editorial Board

Universal Journal of Materials Science

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