NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials doctoral student Anas Karuthedathkuzhiyil excelled in the student research poster competition at 2019 International Elastomer Conference held in Cleveland during October. The conference is part of American Chemical Society’s symposiums, and is organized by the ACS Rubber Division.
He received a $1,000 award for his third-place poster, titled “Modelling the Glass Transition Temperature of Polymers using Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship and Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” at the 16th annual student colloquium during the conference.
Karuthedathkuzhiyil is a member of the research group working in the laboratory of Bakhtiyor Rasulev, assistant professor of coatings and polymeric materials.
“This is a recognition of Anas’s academic efforts,” said Rasulev, who is Karuthedathkuzhiyil’s faculty adviser. “The research he presented is a unique combination of a machine learning-based cheminformatics approach, together with molecular dynamics simulation, to predict the glass transition temperature of a diverse set of polymers. The developed model can be used to predict glass transition temperatures of new polymers. The results of this work are described in the manuscript, which is completed and will be submitted for publication soon.”
The Rubber Division is an international organization of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers and marketing professionals in the rubber- and polymer-related fields in industry, academia and government. Nearly 4,300 attended the conference.
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