Robert Riggleman

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

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Honors and Awards:  Best Paper Award - Semiconductor Research Corporation Annual Review - 2006, Best Paper Award, Semiconductor Research Corporation Annual Review - 2005

Research Expertise: Molecular Modeling | Statistical Mechanics | Polymer Glasses

Robert's research is focused on providing a fundamental understanding of how the properties of glassy polymers change when they are confined to freestanding, nanoscale thin films. Many experiments have shown that there is a distribution of glass transition temperatures in thin films, and near free surfaces the dynamics are enhanced and the glass transition temperature decreases. He is interested in how confinement affects the aging properties of glassy polymers and antiplasticized polymers.

Education:
PhD 2007 - Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison

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