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Michael Hore

Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Combines experiments, theory and simulation to study fundamental problems in the polymer physics of grafted and non-linear polymers
Office: 445 Kent Hale Smith
Phone Number: (216) 368-0793


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
M.S., Physics, The University of Memphis, 2007
B.S., Physics and Mathematical Science, The University of Memphis, 2005

Awards and Recognitions

2018, ACS PMSE Young Investigator, American Chemical Society (PMSE)
2018, Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Teaching Award, Tau Beta Phi, Case Western Reserve University
2017, UKPPG/DPOLY Lecturer, American Physical Society
2016, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2016, Undergraduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering

Research Interests

polymer nanocomposites; thermoresponsive materials; neutron scattering; polymer field theory

Teaching Interests

Thermodynamics, polymer physics, neutron scattering, and computational physics.


Hore, M. J., Korley, L., & Kumar, S. (2020). Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Physics, 128 (3).
Paiva, F., Hore, M. J., Secchi, A., Calado, V., Maia, J. M., & Khani, S. (2020). Dynamic Interfacial Trapping of Janus Nanorod Aggregates. Langmuir, 36 (15), 4184-4193.
Paiva, F., Hore, M. J., Secchi, A., Calado, V., Maia, J. M., & Khani, S. (2020). Dynamic Interfacial Trapping of Janus Nanorod Aggregates. Langmuir, 36 (15), 4184-4193.
Pokorski, J., & Hore, M. J. (2019). Structural characterization of protein�polymer conjugates for biomedical applications with small-angle scattering. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 42 (), 157-168.
Gartner, T., Haque, F., Gomi, A., Hore, M. J., & Jayaraman, K. (2019). Scaling Exponent and Effective Interactions in Linear and Cyclic Polymer Solutions: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments. Macromolecules, 52 (12), 4579-4589.
Yablon, L., Sanders, S., Li, M., Parenti, K., Kumarasamy, E., Fallon, K., ... Campos, L. (2019). Persistent Multiexcitons from Polymers with Pendent Pentacenes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (24), 9564-9569.
Lang, X., Xu, E., Wei, Y., Walters, L., & Hore, M. J. (2019). Isomeric and structural effects in polymer cononsolvent systems. Polymer, 170 (), 190-197.
Hore, M. J. (2019). Polymers on nanoparticles: structure & dynamics. Soft Matter, 15 (6), 1120-1134.
Lenart, W., Kong, W., Oltjen, W., & Hore, M. J. (2019). Translocation of soft phytoglycogen nanoparticles through solid-state nanochannels. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 7 (41), 6428-6437.
Wei, Y., Xu, Y., Faraone, A., & Hore, M. J. (2018). Local Structure and Relaxation Dynamics in the Brush of Polymer-Grafted Silica Nanoparticles. ACS Macro Letters, 7 (6), 699-704.
Lang, X., Patrick, A., Hammouda, B., & Hore, M. J. (2018). Chain terminal group leads to distinct thermoresponsive behaviors of linear PNIPAM and polymer analogs. Polymer, ().
Lee, B., Isarov, S., Wallat, J., Molugu, S., Shukla, S., Sun, J., ... Pokorski, J. K. (2017). Polymer Structure and Conformation Alter the Antigenicity of Virus-like Particle-Polymer Conjugates.. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (9), 3312-3315.
Lang, X., Lenart, W., Sun, J., Hammouda, B., & Hore, M. J. (2017). Interaction and Conformation of Aqueous Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)(PNIPAM) Star Polymers below the LCST. Macromolecules, 50 (5), 2145-2154.
Cudjoe, E., Hunsen, M., Xue, Z., Way, A., Barrios, E., Olson, R., ... Rowan, S. J. (2017). Miscanthus Giganteus: A commercially viable sustainable source of cellulose nanocrystals. Carbohydrate Polymers, 155 (), 230 - 241.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.08.049
Ashkar, R., Hore, M. J., Ye, X., Natarajan, B., Greybush, N., Lam, T., ... Murray, C. (2017). Rapid Large-Scale Assembly and Pattern Transfer of One-Dimensional Gold Nanorod Superstructures. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (30), 25513-25521.
Gu, Y., Kawamoto, K., Zhong, M., Chen, M., Hore, M. J., Jordan, A., ... Johnson, J. (2017). Semibatch monomer addition as a general method to tune and enhance the mechanics of polymer networks via loop-defect control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ().
Cudjoe, E., Khani, S., Way, A., Hore, M. J., Maia, J. M., & Rowan, S. (2017). Biomimetic Reversible Heat-Stiffening Polymer Nanocomposites. ACS Central Science, 3 (8), 886-894.
Lin, C., Griffin, P., Chao, H., Hore, M. J., Ohno, K., Clarke, N., ... Composto, R. (2017). Grafted polymer chains suppress nanoparticle diffusion in athermal polymer melts. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146 (20).
Zhukhovitskiy, A., Zhao, J., Zhong, M., Keeler, E., Alt, E., Teichen, P., ... Johnson, J. (2016). Polymer Structure Dependent Hierarchy in PolyMOC Gels. Macromolecules [00249297], 49 (18), 6896-6902.
Khani, S., Jamali, S., Boromand, A., Hore, M. J., & Maia, J. M. (2015). Polymer-mediated nanorod self-assembly predicted by dissipative particle dynamics simulations. SOFT MATTER, 11 (34), 6881-6892.
Hore, M. J., Ye, X., Ford, J., Gao, Y., Fei, J., Wu, Q., ... Hammouda, B. (2015). Probing the Structure, Composition, and Spatial Distribution of Ligands on Gold Nanorods. NANO LETTERS, 15 (9), 5730-5738.
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