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  • Katherine Hollingsworth

Webinar: De Novo Polymer Design Breakthrough


Upcoming Webinar 

De Novo Polymer Design Breakthrough

It is important but extremely challenging to identify, select, and design polymer systems. This webinar reports on a breakthrough for user-friendly exploration of polymer property space. MedeA Polymer Expert is a new module for de novo polymer design and analysis. This informatics tool can be used to generate novel candidate polymer repeat units to meet desired performance targets.  It uses a searchable library comprising 1,100,503 repeat units, extensive materials properties, and a lightning-fast search capability.  This webinar will provide a broad introduction to Polymer Expert, a discussion of its underlying science, and a demonstration.

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Webinar Sessions

Tuesday, January 30th: Live Q&A 10:00 AM PST (USA) 1:00 PM EST (USA) 19:00 CET (EUROPE)

*Recording and Slides

Registrations will also include a link to the recording and slides after the sessions end.



Dr. Shubham Pandey

Dr. Jozef Bicerano

Dr. Bicerano is the founder and President of Bicerano & Associates Consulting, LLC, which provides consulting services to clients in many industries.  He worked at Dow Chemical, where his work was recognized with many internal awards, from 1986 to 2004.  He was also elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1996.  Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, Michigan, from 1982 to 1986. 

Prior to joining industry, Dr. Bicerano was a postdoctoral research associate in Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley from 1981 to 1982, and a reserve officer on active duty in the Turkish Air Force from 1979 to 1981.  He received a Ph.D. in Physics (with emphasis on Chemical Physics) from Harvard University in 1979; and B.A. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry (combined honors program) from Northwestern University in 1974. 

Dr. Bicerano has always been passionate about materials modeling and simulation.  He is best known for his book Prediction of Polymer Properties and widely utilized commercial software (including P3C) based on the method introduced in that book.  Polymer Expert, developed in collaboration with Materials Design, is a MedeA module for de novo polymer design that will be the subject of this much anticipated webinar.

Dr. Clive Freeman

Clive Freeman received his PhD from University College London and has worked for a number of years on the industrial application of atomistic simulation techniques. Clive is CEO and President at Materials Design, Inc.

Dr. David Rigby

Dr. David Rigby

David Rigby has a rich background in Computational Polymer Physical Chemistry. After a BSc in Polymer Chemistry he obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Manchester and performed postdoctoral work at the University of Cincinnati. He has contributed significantly to advances in polymer simulations, amongst other things publishing the first series of molecular dynamics studies of polymer liquids and glasses. Formerly a Corporate Fellow at Accelrys Software, Inc., David joined Materials Design® and has been a driving force in the development of high-accuracy soft matter forcefields. His expertise spans various industries, applying simulation techniques to address challenges in drug delivery, aerospace composites, contact lens design, and more.




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