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Complex Fluids Design Consortium

The Complex Fluids Design Consortium brings together UCSB researchers and select faculty from other institutions with industry and national laboratory researchers interested in the computational design of soft materials and complex fluids. CFDC themes include:

  • Methodologies for computational design of soft materials including polymer alloys, solutions, suspensions, and complex fluid formulations
  • Development of software tools for predicting self-assembly, thermodynamic properties, and phase behavior of complex fluids
  • Development of software tools for predicting processing behavior of complex fluids
  • Development of efficient methods for treating charged polymer systems including polyelectrolyte solutions and complexes
  • Integration of atomistic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic modeling techniques
  • Application of the above modeling tools and techniques to systems of interest to the consortium members

CFDC PARTICIPATING FACULTY

Glenn Fredrickson, Director Chemical Engineering & Materials, UCSB Polymer physics, field theory, and mesoscopic simulation methods
L. Gary Leal Chemical Engineering & Materials, UCSB Fluid mechanics, coalescence, and breakup phenomena
Hector Ceniceros Mathematics, UCSB Applied mathematics, numerical methods, partial differential equations
Carlos Garcia-Cervera Mathematics, UCSB Applied mathematics, numerical methods, partial differential equations
Eric Cochran Chemical Engineering, Iowa State Self-consistent field theory, polymer physics

CFDC NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERS

Dr. Paul Welch Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Theoretical Division
Dr. Kim Rasmussen Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Theoretical Division
Dr. Amalie Frischknecht Sandia National Laboratory
Advanced Materials Laboratory

CORPORATE PARTNERS (since inception)
 

  • Rhodia
  • DSM Corporation
  • Accelrys, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Nestle Corporation
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Kraton Polymers
  • Arkema
  • GE Corporate R&D
  • Intel Corporation
  • IBM Corporation
  • JSR Corporation
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • SK Hynix Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics

A document summarizing CFDC policies and procedures can be downloaded here.

If you have questions pertaining to objectives of the CFDC, please contact:
ghf [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Prof. Glenn Fredrickson), Phone: (805) 893-8308

If you have general questions, please contact:
sara [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Sara Bard), Phone: (805) 893-7913