Fredrickson Research Group

University of California, Santa Barbara

Fredrickson Group

Fredrickson Group, 2022
Top row: Daniel Vigil, Doug Grzetic, Kris Delaney, David Zhao, Glenn Fredrickson
Middle row: Ron Nodel, Tony Cooper, Ethan McGarrigle, Tim Quah, Dan Sun
Bottom row: Charles Li, Kevin Shen, Mizuki Kamata, Kimberlee Keithley, My Nguyen, Duyu Chen


The Fredrickson group conducts a broad range of research activities in theoretical and computational polymer science, many of these aimed at understanding self-assembling polymers and complex fluids, and especially block copolymer systems. A computational tool that is unique to the group is the "Field-Theoretic Simulation" technique, which is a numerical procedure for simulating statistical field theory models of complex polymer formulations. The group also maintains strong interactions with experimental teams in academia and industry throughout the world.