Three Hiram College students who spent summer 2015 conducting research within the Physics Department recently presented their work at the American Physical Society, Ohio Region, 2015 Fall Meeting held at Cleveland State University, Oct. 16-17, 2016. The presentations were as follows:
- Biochemistry major Christian O’Neil ’18, of Youngstown, Ohio, presented a poster entitled “Effects of confining a polymer chain in a cylindrical pore”.
- Physics major Ryogo Suzuki ’16, of Tokyo, Japan, presented a poster entitled “Polymer phase transitions in a dense solvent”.
- Physics major Christian Walker ’16, of Struthers, Ohio, presented a poster entitled: “Folding transitions of a flexible/semi-flexible diblock or linked copolymer”.
Associate Professor of Physics Mark Taylor, Ph.D., was a coauthor on these three student posters and he also gave a talk entitled “Effects of confinement on the all-or-none polymer folding transition”. The focus of this meeting was on physics in biology and medicine; however, the meeting included talks and posters covering all areas of physics.
Hiram students Joseph Rozalski ’18, physics major of Conneaut, Ohio; Jaden Slovensky ’19, of Mantua, Ohio; and Christopher Vinci ’18, physics major of Shaker Heights, Ohio, also attended the conference, along with Hiram alumna Su Latt ’15 and physics professor Laura Van Wormer, Ph.D. (who is currently secretary of the Ohio Section of the APS).
The work of Dr. Taylor and his students is funded by a research grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Material Research.