News

  • August 5, 2022 : Congratulations to Juhyeong Kim for successfully finishing her REU program. 
  • July 7, 2022 : Congratulations to Alessandro Perego for successfully defending his thesis. 
  • June 6, 2022 : Juhyeong Kim joined the group as REU student. Welcome!
  • May 13, 2022: Daria Lazarenko won the “Best Poster Award” on Polymer Appreciation Day, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, University of Akron. Congratulations!
  • March 15, 2022: Daria Lazarenko won the General Travel Award from the University of Akron. Congratulations!
  • March 15, 2022: Alessandro Perego won the Dean Stephen Z.D. Cheng Award from the University of Akron. Congratulations!
  • March 8, 2022: Alessandro Perego’s paper: ” Rheology of Styrene–Butadiene Rubber: Bridging the Gap between Timescales of Atomistically -Detailed Molecular Simulations and Experiments” got published in the ACS Applied Polymer Materials. Congratulations!
  • November 15, 2021: Nazanin Sadeghi joined our group as Ph.D. Student. Welcome!
  • November 15, 2021: Harsh Pandya joined our group as Ph.D. Student. Welcome!
  • October 28, 2021: Alessandro Perego won the EastmanTravel Award from the University of Akron. Congratulations!
  • August 21, 2021: Alessandro Perego’s paper: “Effect of bond exchange rate on dynamics and mechanics of vitrimers” got published in the Journal of Polymer Science. Congratulations!
  • July 21, 2021: The recent collaboration between Daria Lazarenko, Fardin Khabaz, Adegbola Balogun, and Rajesh Khare at Texas Tech: “Extending the timescale of molecular simulations by using time-temperature superposition: rheology of ionic liquids” got published in Soft Matter. Congratulations to everyone!
  • June 8, 2021: Seungyun Ryu joined our group as an undergraduate student. Welcome!
  • May 27, 2021: Daria Lazarenko’s paper: “Thermodynamics and Rheology of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquid–Oil Mixtures: A Molecular Simulation Study” got published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
  • May 25, 2021: Alessandro Perego was awarded the Axalta Scholarship from the Powder Coating Institute (PCI). Congratulations!
  • March 18, 2021: Daria Lazarenko presented her talk titled: “Bulk and interfacial thermodynamics and dynamics of ionic liquids-oil mixtures: A molecular dynamics simulation study” at the 2021 APS March Meeting.
  • March 16, 2021: Alessandro Perego presented his talk titled: “Rheology of Vitrimers: A Hybrid Molecular Dynamics-Monte Carlo Simulation Study” at the 2021 APS March Meeting.
  • March 1, 2021: The Reducing Embodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute invested $43 million in selecting 24 new projects. One of these projects (Supramolecular Interfacial Reinforcement for Manufacture Utilizing Mixed Secondary Plastic Feedstock) is a University of Akron multi-lab collaboration (including the Khabaz Research Group). Stay tuned for more details!
  • December 22, 2020: Alessandro Perego was awarded 1st Place at the Poster Competition Award of the 2020 International Congress on Rheology (ICR). Congratulations!
  • November 19, 2020: Alessandro Perego presented his talk titled: “Rheology of Covalent Adaptive Networks Using a New Computational Technique” at the 2020 AIChE annual meeting.
  • August 4, 2020: Alessandro Perego was awarded the SPE Foundation Automotive & Composites Division ACCE Scholarship. Congratulations!
  • July 22, 2020: Alessandro Perego was awarded the SPE Foundation Irv Poston Detroit Section Scholarship. Congratulations!
  • July 10, 2020: Our group was awarded $7,000 from the R C Firestone Research Fellowship!
  • July 9, 2020: Dr. Khabaz presented his invited talk “Particle dynamics predicts shear rheology of soft particle glasses” at the virtual symposium on “Physics of Dense Suspensions” organized by the Society of Rheology.
  • May 12, 2020: Alessandro Perego was awarded the ACS Rubber Division Student Chapter Scholarship for 2020. Congratulations!
  • May 7, 2020: Dr. Khabaz’s book chapter: “Thermal conductivity of polymer nanocomposites: applications of molecular dynamics simulations” was published in the book Thermal Behaviour and Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials.
  • March 5, 2020: Dr. Khabaz’s papers “Particle dynamics predicts shear rheology of soft particle glasses” and “Excess entropy scaling for soft particle glasses” got published in the special issue of the Journal of Rheology on the Physics of Dense Suspensions.
  • February 15, 2020: Daria Lazarenko joined our group as Ph.D. Student. Welcome!
  • July 1, 2019: Alessandro Perego joined our group as Ph.D. Student. Welcome!