Joerg Rottler


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Current Projects

  • Surface relaxation in amorphous polystyrene films via molecular simulations and beta-NMR measurements (collaboration with MacFarlane/ Kiefl groups)
  • Nanoscale phononics and thermal transport in carbon nanotubes (collaboration with Nojeh group)
  • Statistical physics of driven amorphous materials
  • Macromolecular engineering of morphology and thermal transport in organic solids
  • Amorphous metal oxide coatings with low mechanical loss

Selected Publications

  • J. Rottler, M.O. Robbins. Shear yielding of amorphous glassy solids: Effect of temperature and strain rate. Phys. Rev. E 68, 011507 (2003).
  • M. Greenwood, N. Provatas, J. Rottler. Free energy functionals for efficient phase field crystal modelling of structural phase transformations. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 045702 (2010).
  • A. Nicolas, J.-L. Barrat, J. Rottler. Effect of inertia on the steady state shear rheology of amorphous solids. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 058303 (2016).
  • J. Rottler and M. Müller, Kinetic Pathways of Block Copolymer Directed Self-Assembly: Insights from Efficient Continuum Modeling, ACS Nano 14, 13986 (2020).
  • A. J. Parker and J. Rottler, Nonlinear Mechanics of Triblock Copolymer Elastomers: From Molecular Simulations to Network Models, ACS Macro Letters 6, 786 (2017).