Mark Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor of physics, alongside Ryogo Suzuki ’16 and Christopher Vinci ’19 recently published a paper entitled “Effects of macromolecular crowding on the folding of a polymer chain: A Wang-Landau simulation study” in the Journal of Chemical Physics. The research reported in the paper uses advanced computer simulation methods to study how local environmental constraints affect the folding properties of a polymer chain. Read the full published article.
Suzuki and Vinci worked on this project as part of their summer research projects with Dr. Taylor and used the research as the basis for their senior capstone projects. Dr. Taylor’s research at Hiram College is funded by the National Science Foundation, Division of Material Research.

by Jenelle Bayus