Acting Chair, Physics Department; Associate Professor

BSc, MSc (Guelph); PhD (British Columbia)

James Polson uses computer simulations and analytical theoretical methods to study the physical properties of polymers in solution. Recently, his research has focused on the effects of solvent on the polymer collapse transition. The knowledge gained from this work could contribute to our understanding of the related process of protein folding, which in turn could lead to advances in the health sciences.

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Polymer collapse and freezing
  • Polymers and molecular motors
  • Polymer translocation through nanopores
  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium polymer dynamics
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