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Amalie L. Frischknecht

Amalie Frischknecht

Email
Phone (505) 284-8585

Capabilities

  • CINT
  • Prediction: theory, modeling and computational techniques

Expertise

Theory and Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena

Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998

B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Pomona College,1992

 

Professional Appointments

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories 10/2006 – present

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories 5/2003 – 10/2006

Postdoctoral Appointee, Sandia National Laboratories 10/2000 – 5/2003

 

Professional Societies

Member-at-Large, Executive Committee of the Division of Polymer Physics, American Physical Society,
2013-2015

Editorial Advisory Board, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters, 2012-2014.

Reviewer for: DOE-BES, NSF, Phys Rev E, Macromolecules, ACS Macro Lett, J Chem Phys

Nominating Committee, Division of Polymer Physics of the American Physical Society, March 2007-
March 2008; March 2009-March 2010.

 

Awards

Employee Recognition Award, Sandia National Laboratories (2013)

Fellow of the American Physical Society (2012)

UC President's Dissertation Year Fellowship (1997-1998)

UCSB Doctoral Scholar Fellowship (1996-1997)

NSF Fellowship (1992-1995)

 

Publications

Selected recent publications (58 total)

Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=z1YWynYAAAAJ

C. L. Ting, R. J. Composto, and A. L. Frischknecht, “Orientational Control of Polymer Grafted Nanorods,” Macromolecules 49, 1111 (2016).

C. K. Simocko, A. L. Frischknecht, and D. L. Huber, “Phase behavior of ternary polymer brushes,” ACS Macro Lett. 5, 149 (2016)

C. L. Ting, B. H. Jones, A. L. Frischknecht, E. D. Spoerke, and M. J. Stevens, “Amphiphilic triblocks to control assembly of mixed or segregated bilayers and monolayers,” Soft Matter 11, 6800 (2015).

C. F. Buitrago, D. S. Bolintineanu, M. E. Seitz, K. L. Opper, K. B. Wagener, M. J. Stevens, A. L. Frischknecht, and K. I. Winey, “Direct comparisons of X-ray scattering and atomistic molecular dynamics simulations for precise acid copolymers and ionomers,” Macromolecules 48, 1210 (2015).

C. L. Ting, M. J. Stevens, and A. L. Frischknecht, “Structure and dynamics of coarse-grained ionomer melts in an external electric field,” Macromolecules 48, 809 (2015).

C. L. Ting, A. L. Frischknecht, M. J. Stevens, and E. D. Spoerke, “Electrostatically tuned self-assembly of branched amphiphilic peptides,” J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 8624 (2014).

C. A. Lueth, D. S. Bolintineanu, M. J. Stevens, and A. L. Frischknecht, “Hydrogen-bonded aggregates in precise acid copolymers,” J. Chem. Phys. 140, 054902 (2014).

S. M. Hur, A. L. Frischknecht, D. L. Huber, and G. H. Fredrickson, “Self-Assembly in a Mixed Polymer Brush with Inhomogeneous Grafting Density Composition,” Soft Matter 9, 5307 (2013). [featured on front cover]

C. L. Ting and A. L. Frischknecht, “Activated pathways for the directed insertion of patterned nanoparticles into polymer membranes,” Soft Matter 9, 9615 (2013).

D. S. Bolintineanu, M. J. Stevens, and A. L. Frischknecht, “Atomistic simulations predict a surprising variety of morphologies in precise ionomers,” ACS Macro Lett. 2, 206 (2013). [featured on front cover]

A. L. Frischknecht, M. J. A. Hore, J. Ford, and R. J. Composto, “Dispersion of Polymer-Grafted Nanorods in Homopolymer Films: Theory and Experiment,” Macromolecules 46, 2856 (2013).

L. M. Hall, M. J. Stevens, and A. L. Frischknecht, “Dynamics of model ionomer melts of various architectures,” Macromolecules 45, 8097 (2012).

L. M. Hall, M. E. Seitz, K. I. Winey, K. L. Opper, K. B. Wagener, M. J. Stevens, A. L. Frischknecht, “Ionic aggregate structure in ionomer melts: effect of molecular architecture on aggregates and the ionomer peak,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 574 (2012).

 A. D. Price, S. M. Hur, G. H. Fredrickson, A. L. Frischknecht, and D. L. Huber, “Exploring lateral microphase separation in mixed polymer brushes by experiment and self consistent field theory simulations,” Macromolecules 45, 510 (2012).

A. L. Frischknecht, V. Padmanabhan, and M. E. Mackay, “Surface-induced phase behavior of polymer/nanoparticle blends with attractions,” J. Chem. Phys. 136, 164904 (2012).

M. J. A. Hore, A. L. Frischknecht, and R. J. Composto, “Nanorod assemblies in polymer films and their dispersion-dependent optical properties,” ACS Macro Lett 1, 115 (2012).

V. Padmanabhan, A. L. Frischknecht, and M. E. Mackay, “Effect of chain stiffness on nanoparticle segregation in polymer/nanoparticle blends near a substrate,” Macromol. Theory Simul. 21, 98 (2012).

L. M. Hall, M. J. Stevens, and A. L. Frischknecht, “Effect of polymer architecture and ionic aggregation on the scattering peak in model ionomers,”  Phys. Rev. Lett.106 127801 (2011).

S. M. Hur, A. L. Frischknecht, D. L. Huber, and G. H. Fredrickson, “Self-consistent field simulations of self- and directed-assembly in a mixed polymer brush,”  Soft Matter 7, 8776 (2011).

A. L. Frischknecht and A. Yethiraj, “Two- and three-body interactions among nanoparticles in a polymer melt,” J. Chem. Phys. 134, 174901 (2011).

A. L. Frischknecht, E. S. McGarrity, and M. E. Mackay, “Expanded chain dimensions in polymer melts with nanoparticle fillers,” J. Chem. Phys. 132, 204901 (2010).