Our research is directed toward theoretical investigations on the fundaments in the area of polymer physics and materials science. The aim of the research is understanding of mechanisms of structure formation on the nanoscopic level under various temperature and stress conditions typical for polymer processing, in particular fiber and foil formation. This research profile is being developed under the school launched in our group by Professor Andrzej Ziabicki. The research topics concern kinetics of nucleation and crystallization, polymorphic transformations, molecular orientation in amorphous and crystalline state. The research is directed to find possibilities for controlling structure development under real processing conditions. The aim is to provide accurate and verifiable models which could serve as predictive and quick tools allowing to save costs and time of experimental trial and error. The theoretical and model predictions can significantly reduce experimental involvement by identifying the key material and processing parameters prior to production.
Our research on mathematical modeling of structure formation is focused on:
kinetics of non-isothermal crystal nucleation with transient and athermal effects (read more)
plate-like and polymorphic crystallization with lamellar thickness distribution (read more),
applicability of light depolarization technique to crystallization studies (read more),
molecular orientation under high stresses (read more),
pneumatic melt spinning of fibers in melt blowing and Laval nozzle processes (read more).
Our publications on the mathematical modeling (read more).