Computational Molecular Modeling of Soft Materials

Welcome to the web home of the Whitmer group at Notre Dame; we study a variety of different phenomena in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, primarily applied to soft materials. Click on a figure below for an extended description of our work.

Free-Energy Mapping

Free-energy Mapping

Liquid Crystalline Materials

Liquid Crystalline Materials: Gels, Elastomers, and Sensors.

Weak Polyelectrolyte Phases

Smart polyelectrolyte materials.

Cluster Self Assembly

Self-assembling Materials.

Classical Thermodynamic Methods

Classical Thermodynamic Methods