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James M. Polson

I use analytical theoretical and computer simulation methods to study the physical properties of polymeric systems.

  • B.Sc. (Guelph, 1988)
  • M.Sc. (Guelph, 1990)
  • Ph.D. (UBC, 1996)
Associate Professor
(902) 566-0335
Research Interests: 
  • Polymer collapse and freezing
  • Polymers and molecular motors
  • Polymer translocation through nanopores
  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium polymer dynamics
  1. A Monte Carlo simulation study of polymer translocation through a nanopore. Mostafa Fatehi and James M. Polson. Physics in Canada. (In press).
  2. Theoretical study of solvent effects on the coil-globule transition. James M. Polson, Sheldon B. Opps and Nicholas Abou Risk. J. Chem. Phys. 2009,130, 244902.
  3. Discontinuous molecular dynamics simulation study of polymer collapse. Sheldon Opps, James M. Polson and Nicholas Abou Risk J. Chem. Phys. 2006, 125, 194904.
  4. Equilibrium conformational dynamics of a polymer in a solvent. James M. Polson and John P. GallantJ. Chem. Phys. 2006, 124, 184905.
  5. Simulation of the coil-globule transition of a polymer in a solvent. James M. Polson and Neil E. Moore. J. Chem. Phys. 2005, 122, 024905.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Martin J. Zuckermann (Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University)