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Scott Milner

William H. Joyce Chair Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Chemical Engineering

38 Greenberg Building

stm9@psu.edu

814-863-9355

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interfaces and Surfaces

Interest Areas:

Polymer and complex fluids physics, applied physics of commercial polymer processes.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, mathematics / physics, Vanderbilt University, 1981
  • Ph D, physics, Harvard University, 1986

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Zifeng Li, Kristen A Fichthorn and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Surfactant Binding to Polymer–Water Interfaces in Atomistic Simulations", Langmuir, 32, (30), pp. 7519–7529
  • Fawzi G Hamad, Ralph Colby and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Transition in Crystal Morphology for Flow-Induced Crystallization of Isotactic Polypropylene", Macromolecules, pp. acs.macromol.6b00303–15
  • Daniel J Kozuch, Wenlin Zhang and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Predicting the Flory-Huggins Parameter for Polymers with Stiffness Mismatch from Molecular Dynamics Simulations", Polymers, 8, (6)
  • Jeffrey DeFelice, Scott T Milner and Jane E G Lipson, 2016, "Simulating Local T-g Reporting Layers in Glassy Thin Films", Macromolecules, 49, (5), pp. 1822–1833
  • Yuxing Zhou and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Static lengths in glass-forming monodisperse hard-sphere fluids from periodic array pinning", Soft Matter, 12, (2), pp. 402–407
  • Yuxing Zhou and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Structural entropy of glassy systems from graph isomorphism", Soft Matter, 12, (35), pp. 7281–7288
  • Wenlin Zhang, Enrique Daniel Gomez and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Surface-Induced Chain Alignment of Semiflexible Polymers", Macromolecules, 49, (3), pp. 963–971
  • Jian Qin and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Tube Dynamics Works for Randomly Entangled Rings", Physical Review Letters, 116, (6)
  • Wenlin Zhang, Enrique Daniel Gomez and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Using surface-induced ordering to probe the isotropic-to-nematic transition for semiflexible polymers", Soft Matter, 12, (28), pp. 6141–6147
  • Joel H Bombile, Michael J Janik and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Tight binding model of conformational disorder effects on the optical absorption spectrum of polythiophenes", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, (18), pp. 12521–12533
  • Zifeng Li, Antony K Van Dyk, Susan J Fitzwater, Kristen A Fichthorn and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Charged Latex Particle Surfaces in Aqueous Solution", Langmuir, 32, (2), pp. 428–441
  • Keran Lu, Janna K Maranas and Scott T Milner, 2016, "Ion-mediated charge transport in ionomeric electrolytes", Soft Matter, 12, (17), pp. 3943–3954
  • Christopher Grieco, Melissa P Aplan, Adam Rimshaw, Youngmin Lee, Thinh P Le, Wenlin Zhang, Qing Wang, Scott T Milner, Enrique Daniel Gomez and John B Asbury, 2016, "Molecular Rectification in Conjugated Block Copolymer Photovoltaics", Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, 120, (13), pp. 6978–6988
  • Wenlin Zhang, Enrique Daniel Gomez and Scott T Milner, 2015, "Predicting Nematic Phases of Semiflexible Polymers", Macromolecules, 48, (5), pp. 1454–1462
  • Yuxing Zhou and Scott T Milner, 2015, "T1 process and dynamics in glass-forming hard-sphere liquids", Soft Matter, 11, (13), pp. 2700–2705
  • Fawzi G Hamad, Ralph Colby and Scott T Milner, 2015, "’Lifetime of Flow-Induced Precursors in Isotactic Polypropylene", Macromolecules, 48, (19), pp. 7286–7299
  • Nicholas B Tito, Scott T Milner and Jane E G Lipson, 2015, "Enhanced diffusion and mobile fronts in a simple lattice model of glass-forming liquids", Soft Matter, 11, (39), pp. 7792–7801
  • Jing Cao, Jian Qin and Scott T Milner, 2015, "Finding Entanglement Points in Simulated Polymer Melts", Macromolecules, 48, (1), pp. 99–110
  • Qin Chen, Eric B Sirota, Min Zhang, Tze-Chiang Chung and Scott T Milner, 2015, "Free Surfaces Overcome Superheating in Simulated Melting of Isotactic Polypropylene", Macromolecules, 48, (24), pp. 8885–8896
  • Fawzi G Hamad, Ralph Colby and Scott T Milner, 2015, "Onset of Flow-Induced Crystallization Kinetics of Highly Isotactic Polypropylene", Macromolecules, 48, (11), pp. 3725–3738
  • Michael P Howard and Scott T Milner, 2014, "Self-Consistent Real Space Free Energy Calculations for Polyethylene and Isotactic Polypropylene Crystals and Interfaces", Macromolecules
  • Zifeng Li, Fang Yuan, Kristen A Fichthorn, Scott T Milner and Ronald G Larson, 2014, "Molecular View of Polymer/Water Interfaces in Latex Paint", Macromolecules, 47, (18), pp. 6441–6452
  • Wenlin Zhang, Enrique Daniel Gomez and Scott T Milner, 2014, "Predicting Chain Dimensions of Semiflexible Polymers from Dihedral Potentials", Macromolecules, 47, (18), pp. 6453–6461
  • Jian Qin and Scott T Milner, 2014, "Tubes, Topology, and Polymer Entanglement", Macromolecules, 47, (17), pp. 6077–6085
  • Jing Cao, Jian Qin and Scott T Milner, 2014, "Simulating Constraint Release by Watching a Ring Cross Itself", Macromolecules, 47, (7), pp. 2479–2486
  • Keran Lu, Joseph F Rudzinski, William G Noid, Scott T Milner and Janna K Maranas, 2014, "Scaling behavior and local structure of ion aggregates in single-ion conductors", Soft Matter, 10, (7), pp. 978–989
  • Jing Cao and Scott T Milner, 2014, "Dynamics of correlated forces in lattice model of granular solids near jamming", Soft Matter, 10, (1), pp. 96–108
  • M. P. Howard and Scott T Milner, 2013, "A Simple Model for Heterogeneous Nucleation of Isotactic Polypropylene", Macromolecules, 46, (16), pp. 6593-6599
  • M. P. Howard and Scott T Milner, 2013, "Calculated Interfacial Free Energies and Hetrogeneous Nucleation of Isotactic Polypropylene", Macromolecules, 46, (16), pp. 6600-6612
  • M. Zhang, R. H. Colby, Scott T Milner, T. C. M. Chung, T. Huang and W. deGroot, 2013, "Synthesis and Characterization of Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polypropylene with a Well-Defined Molecular Structure", Macromolecules, 46, (11), pp. 4313-4323
  • J. Newhall, J. Cao and Scott T Milner, 2013, "Lattice Model of Correlated Forces in Granular Solids Near Jamming", Physical Review E, 87, (5)
  • J. Qin and Scott T Milner, 2013, "Tube Diameter of Oriented and Stretched Polymer Melts", Macromolecules, 46, (4), pp. 1659-1672
  • N. B. Tito, J. E. G. Lipson and Scott T Milner, 2013, "Lattice Model of Dynamic Heterogeneity and Kinetic Arrest in Glass-Forming Liquids", Soft Matter, 9, (11), pp. 3173-3180
  • N. B. Tito, J. E. G. Lipson and Scott T Milner, 2013, "Lattice Model of Mobility at Interfaces: Free Surfaces, Substrates, and Bilayers", Soft Matter, 9, (39), pp. 9403-9413
  • J. Qin, Scott T Milner, P. S. Stephanou and V. G. Mavrantzas, 2012, "Effects of tube persistence length on dynamics of mildly entangled polymers", J. Rheology, 56, pp. 707-723
  • H. Shen, P. J. Hricko, C. M. Colina and Scott T Milner, 2012, "Chiral elasticity of DNA", Soft Matter, 8, pp. 10090-10094
  • J. Qin, J. So* and Scott T Milner, 2012, "Tube diameter of stretched and compressed polymers, Macromolecules", 45, pp. 9816-9822
  • N. B. Tito, J. E. G. Lipson and Scott T Milner, 2012, "Ball-of-yarn conformation of a linear gradient copolymer in a homopolymer melt", Macromolecules, 45, pp. 7607-7620
  • Scott T Milner and N. Wentzel, 2011, "Twist solitons in ordered phases of n-alkanes", Soft Matter, 7, (16), pp. 7477-7492
  • J. Qin and Scott T Milner, 2011, "Counting polymer knots to find the entanglement length", Soft Matter, 7, (22), pp. 10676-10693
  • N. Wentzel and Scott T Milner, 2011, "Simulation of multiple ordered phases in C-23 n-alkane", Journal Of Chemical Physics, 134, (22)
  • W. Bisbee, J. Qin and Scott T Milner, 2011, "Finding the Tube with Isoconfigurational Averaging", Macromolecules, 44, (22), pp. 8972-8980
  • M. P. Howard and Scott T Milner, 2011, "Numerical simulation methods for the Rouse model in flow", Physical Review E, 84, (5)
  • Scott T Milner, 2011, "Polymer crystal-melt interfaces and nucleation in polyethylene", Soft Matter, 7, (6), pp. 2909-2917
  • Jane E. G. Lipson and Scott T Milner, 2010, "Local and Average Glass Transitions in Polymer Thin Films", Macromolecules, 43, (23), pp. 9874-9880
  • Laura M. Ramirez, Scott T Milner, Charles E. Snyder, Ralph H. Colby and Darrell Velegol, 2010, "Controlled Flats on Spherical Polymer Colloids", Langmuir, 26, pp. 7644-7649
  • Nathaniel Wentzel and Scott T Milner, 2010, "Crystal and rotator phases of n-alkanes: a molecular dynamics study", J Chem Phys, 132, pp. 044901-10
  • Nicholas B. Tito, Jane E. G. Lipson and Scott T Milner, 2010, "Self-Assembly of Lamellar Microphases in Linear Gradient Copolymer Melts", Macromolecules, 43, (24), pp. 10612-10620
  • Scott T Milner and Jillian D. Newhall, 2010, "Stress Relaxation in Entangled Melts of Unlinked Ring Polymers", Physical Review Letters, 105, (20), pp. 208302
  • Scott T Milner and Jane E. G. Lipson, 2010, "Delayed Glassification Model for Free-Surface Suppression of T-g in Polymer Glasses", Macromolecules, 43, (23), pp. 9865-9873
  • J. E. G. Lipson and Scott T Milner, 2009, "Percolation model of interfacial effects in polymeric glasses", Eur. Phys. J. B, 72, pp. 133-137
  • W. W. Graessley and Scott T Milner, 2009, "Inertially driven transient response in polymeric liquids", J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech, 159, pp. 26-33
  • Scott T Milner, M.-D. Lacasse and W. W. Graessley, 2009, "Why chi is seldom zero for polymer-solvent mixtures", Macromolecules, 42, pp. 876-886
  • Daniel A. Vega and Scott T Milner, 2007, "Shear damping function measurements for branched polymers", J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 45, pp. 3117-3136
  • H. E. King Jr., Scott T Milner, Min Y. Lin, John P. Singh and T. G. Mason, 2007, "Structure and rheology of organoclay suspensions", Phys. Rev. E: Stat, Nonlinear, Soft Matter Phys., 75, pp. 021403/1 - 021403/20
  • Yuxing Zhou and Scott T Milner, , "T1 Process and Dynamics in Glass-Forming Hard-sphere Liquids", Soft Matter

Research Projects

  • October 2016 - September 2019, "DMREF: Collaborative Research: Covalent Control of Organic Electronic Interfaces," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2015 - June 2016, "Radcliffe Fellowship," (Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute).
  • September 2015 -  , "Stiff chains in tight spots: confinement and semiflexibility in semicrystalline polymers and entangled melts," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, September 2015 - May 2016
  • Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, New Jersey Research Council, May 2010
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, March 2003
  • John H. Dillon Medal for Polymer Physics, American Physical Society, March 1993

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Co-Organizer, NRT Seminar Series, September 2016 - May 2017
  • Other, Honors advising guidelines, September 2014 - December 2014
  • Other, Research computing advocacy, November 2014
  • Member, Search Committee, September 2016
  • Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, January 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, American Physical Society, program committee, June 2014
 


 

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