The Mesfin Tsige Lab is a theoretical and computational polymer science group located in the Goodyear Polymer Center at the University of Akron, Akron, OH. The group is comprised of members from varied backgrounds in science and engineering who have come together to understand some of the most exciting phenomena pertaining to materials in general and polymers in particular. Predominantly we work in the areas of soft condensed matter physics, structure and dynamics of molecules at surfaces and interfaces, elastic and failure behavior of thermosetting polymers, molecular transport through nanostructured materials, and the interaction of water with surfaces.