Welcome to the Shull Research Group! We use fundamental understandings of polymer physics to explore the self-assembly, mechanics, and applications of soft materials. While we are often interested in the direct characterization of materials on the nanometer scale, much of our experimental work probes the “meso” scales that exist between the ‘nanoscopic’ level and the bulk, macroscopic level. Our aim is to understand how molecular processes affect observable bulk properties. We seek is to develop a deep fundamental understanding of the physical behavior of polymeric materials, and ultimately use that knowledge to both enhance current applications of advanced materials, or to introduce new applications.
Research Topic Areas
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Charged Complexes & Self-assembly