Welcome to the home page of Elena Dormidontova and her research group.

Our group is part of the Polymer Program at the Institute of Materials Science and Physics Department at the University of Connecticut. My previous affiliations include the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University, Materials Science and Engineering Department at University of Minnesota; Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Groningen and the Chair of Polymer Physics at Moscow State University.

We aim to achieve a better understanding of complex soft matter systems through computer modelling and analytical theory. We study different aspects of theoretical polymer physics, including the physics of macromolecules of synthetic or biological origin, thermodynamics and kinetics of self-assembly in soft matter systems, reversible donor-acceptor interactions, supramolecular polymers, biorecognition, interactions between polymer-modified nanoparticles and cell surfaces containing receptors and nanoparticle targeting.