Fredrickson Research Group

University of California, Santa Barbara

Fredrickson Group

Fredrickson Group, August 2014 (Left to right): Corinne Carpenter, Kenichi Izumi, Michael Carilli,
Edward Toumayan, Joe Peterson, Glenn Fredrickson, Nabil Laachi, Sean Paradiso, Gaddiel Ouaknin,
Kris Delaney, Jimmy Liu, Sean Friedowitz, Yi-Xin Liu, Bongkeun Kim, Andrew Hamilton and Tatsu Iwama.


The Fredrickson group conducts a broad range of research activities in theoretical and computational polymer science, many of these aimed at understanding self-assembling polymers and complex fluids, and especially block copolymer systems. A computational tool that is unique to the group is the "Field-Theoretic Simulation" technique, which is a numerical procedure for simulating statistical field theory models of complex polymer formulations. The group also maintains strong interactions with experimental teams in academia and industry throughout the world.