Lauren is currently a postdoc at Sandia National Labs.
Prior, Lauren was a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, working in the Computational Biophysics and Soft Materials Group under Prof. Coray Colina. Her research focused on molecular simulations of amorphous organic materials, with an emphasis on nanoporous materials for gas storage and separation applications. She worked with materials including hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs), polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs), and organic molecules of intrinsic microporosity (OMIMs) in an effort to improve the understanding of their structures and properties. A main contribution was the development of a general methodology for predictive simulations of amorphous polymers, called Polymatic.
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