Simone Napolitano

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Simone Napolitano received his Ph.D. in Polymer Physics from KULeuven in 2007 and went on to complete postdoctoral work at the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). In 2011, he joined the Université Libre de Bruxelles. There he serves the Faculty of Science as associate professor and leads the Laboratory of Polymers and Soft Matter Dynamics. His research focuses on the molecular origin of the glass transition and the correlation between structure and dynamics in polymers and small molecules under nanoscopic confinement. His group is currently working on the physics of irreversible adsorption and on the role of interparticle correlations on the glassy dynamics of 1D confined polymer melts.


Caught in the Tube

Ring-shaped polymers have been used to detect a theoretical¬†tube that restricts the motion of molten polymer chains. Read More »