speaker header

Stuart Cooper, PhD

The Ohio State University


Stuart Cooper, PhD


My research on Polyurethane block polymers and other multiphase thermoplastic elastomers seeks a fundamental understanding of these system's morphology and physical properties. Small angle x-ray scattering is used to determine domain size, shape and degree of phase separation in order to determine microphase separation and intermolecular bonding in these high performace polymers. The material's morphology is correlated with thermal and mechanical properties determined by differential calorimetry, dynamic mechanical testing and stress-strain analysis.