Wei-Ren Chen

Education

​​Ph.D. of Nuclear Science MIT 2004

Research

​Structure and dynamics of soft matter

Selected Publications

Xin Li, Christopher N. Lam, Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Gregory S. Smith, Bradley D. Olsen, and Wei-Ren Chen, “Scattering from Colloid-Polymer Conjugates with Excluded Volume Effect”, ACS Macro Letters (2014) Under Review. Manuscript available from arXiv:1407.6582 [cond-mat.soft].

Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Xin Li, Wei-Ren Chen, and Magdaleno Medina-Noyola, “Colloidal Liquids of Yolk-Shell Particles”, Physical Review E (2014) Under Review. Manuscript available from arXiv 1407.6285 [cond-mat.soft].

Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Xin Li, Wei-Ren Chen, and Magdaleno Medina-Noyola, “Dynamic of Suspension of Interacting Yolk-Shell Particles”, Europhysics Letters (2014) Under Review. Manuscript available from arXiv 1406.5971 [cond-mat.soft].

Xin Li, Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Bin. Wu, William A. Hamilton, Lionel Porcar, Péter Falus, Yun Liu, Changwoo Do, Gregory S. Smith, and Wei-Ren Chen, “Dynamical Threshold of Diluteness of Soft Colloids”, ACS Macro Letters (2014) Under Review. Manuscript available from arXiv:1403.1812 [physics.chem-ph].

Xin Li, Changwoo Do, Yun Liu, Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Gregory S. Smith, and Wei-Ren Chen, “Scattering from Star Polymers Including Excluded Volume Effects”, Journal of Applied Crystallography 47 2014 Accepted. doi:10.1107/S1600576714022249.

Luis E. Sanchez-Diaz, Chwen-Yang Shew, Xin Li, Bin Wu, Gregory S. Smith, and Wei-Ren Chen, “Phase Behavior under a Non-Centrosymmetric Interaction: Shifted Charge Colloids Investigated by Monte Carlo Simulation”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118 6963 (2014).

Xin Li, Lionel Porcar, Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Changwoo Do, Yun Liu, Tae-Hwan Kim, Gregory S. Smith, William A. Hamilton, Kunlun Hong, and Wei-Ren Chen, “Influence of Molecular Solvation on the Conformation of Star Polymers”, ACS Macro Letters 3 458 2014.

Xin Li, Kao-Hsiang Liu, Bin Wu, Luis E. Sánchez-Diáz, Gregory S. Smith, and Wei-Ren Chen, “Scattering Functions of Yolk-Shell Particles”, Journal of Applied Crystallography 46 1551 2013.

Changwoo Do, Wei-Ren Chen, Kunlun Hong, and Gregory S. Smith, “Equilibrium Structure of A Triblock Copolymer System Revealed by Mesoscale Simulation and Neutron Scattering”, PHYSICA-B Condensed Matter 430 87 2013.

Bin Wu, Yun Liu, Xin Li, Eugene Mamontov, Alexander I. Kolesnikov, Souleymane O. Diallo, Changwoo Do, Lionel Porcar, Kunlun Hong, Li Liu, Sean C. Smith, Gregory S. Smith, Takeshi Egami, and Wei-Ren Chen “Charge-Dependent Dynamics of a Polyelectrolyte Dendrimer and Its Correlation with Invasive Water”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 135 5111 2013.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

2012 Early Career Award, U.S. Department of Energy

2012 Scientific Accomplishment Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2006 Clifford G. Shull Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2012 - present Neutron Scattering Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Energy