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Robert S. Hoy

Robert S. Hoy

Robert S. Hoy
Associate Professor


Office: ISA 4209
Phone: 813/974-0063
Lab: ISA 4060
Fax: 813/974-5318



PhD, Physics, 2008, Johns Hopkins University


PHY3101 Modern Physics: 3 credits; MWF 11:50-12:40, ISA 2023


Research Interests:

  • Soft matter physics
  • theoretical and computational modeling of polymeric, colloidal and nanocomposite systems
  • computational method development

Many mechanical, dynamical and structural properties of materials remain poorly understood for reasons fundamentally independent of system-specific chemistry. Great advances in understanding these properties can be achieved through coarse-grained and multiscale simulations that are computationally efficient enough to access experimentally relevant spatiotemporal scales yet "chemically'' realistic enough to capture the essential physics underlying the properties under study. I have and will continue to concentrate on explaining poorly-understood behaviors of polymeric, colloidal, and nanocomposite systems through coarse-grained modeling and concomitant development of analytic theories. The general theme is to do basic research on topics that are of high practical interest.