Prof. Murugappan Muthukumar

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Murugappan Muthukumar is recognized by many in the polymer chemistry and physics community as one of the most influential theorists of the past two decades. Exploiting the tools of both analytical theory and computer simulation, he has made seminal contributions to the understanding of a wide variety of polymer systems. His complex and successful calculations are accompanied by penetrating physical insights that make results understandable to the broad polymer audience. The tremendous breadth of his work includes topics like (i) polymers trapped in media, (ii) dendrimers, (iii) block copolymeres, (iv) semicrystalline polymers and (v) polyelectrolytes.

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March 2007


left to right: N.N., B. Chu , C.Felser, M. Muthukumar, J. Michaelis, M. Schmidt