During this webinar with Schrödinger’s Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal, we explore the relationship between polymers and simulations, looking at the role that simulation technology has in expanding the scope of possibility for materials scientists.

The popularity of polymer materials has increased rapidly in recent years. Lightweight and flexible, you’ll find them in everything from aerospace to electronics. While it is possible to obtain desirable mechanical and thermophysical properties for specific applications by manipulating polymer chemistry, there are limitations in experimental setups. This is where simulations come in, empowering scientists and engineers with the means to explore new materials and ideas more fully – without incurring extra cost and wasted time.

We generally think of simulation as a tool that provides immediate value in obtaining properties, but the key value of simulations is that they allow for efficient interaction between collaborators, driving innovation in a rapidly growing space.

By the end of this hour-long webinar recording you will have learned…

  • Why a wide variety of industries like pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods and the automotive industry have adopted polymer materials, through a selection of case studies
  • The value that simulations can bring in aiding discovery and design of next-generation innovative polymer systems
  • How Schrödinger’s computational chemistry software platform can give you the power to accelerate your own polymer R&D projects

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Mohammad Atif Faiz Afzal: senior scientist

Atif Afzal is an Associate principal scientist at Schrödinger, working in the materials science division to improve molecular dynamics tools and provide support to customers. Atif did his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the University at Buffalo, New York, US.

His expertise includes modeling small organic molecules and polymers using molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry and machine learning. At Schrödinger, Atif contributes to the development and validation of materials science models and creates case studies for industrial applications.

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