The overall objective of my research is to develop microscopic models, complemented by rheological and scattering experiments, in order to build predictive tools aimed at linking molecular structure to flow, and eventually design novel materials with desired properties. At present my research interests focus on different area:
- Rheology of architecturally complex macromolecules: from mesoscopic modelling to processing
- Fundamental questions about tube models
- Statistical tools linking synthesis to chain architectures
- Multiscale dynamics of supramolecular polymeric assemblies
The key concept in my research is the synergy of synthetic chemistry, modelling and physical experiment for elucidating the molecular origin of macroscopic properties of soft materials and contribute towards design of new structures.