Peter Cummings Research Group Vanderbilt Univeristy

Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Nanocomposites

Our interest is in modeling of nanostructured polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes, known as POSS molecules, which offer unique opportunities for creating tailored nanostructured materials. This work wass part of a multi-investigator project with Clare McCabe from the Vanderbilt University, Sharon Glotzer and John Kieffer from the University of Michigan and Matt Neurock from the University of Virginia.

Schematic of two POSS molecules showing functionalization on two corners of each molecule leading to linkage between them: