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Education - Ph.D. in Polymer Science - University of Akron - 2009
                           B.S. in Chemical Engineering - Lafayette College - 2004



Experience - Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Allegheny College - present
                             Visiting Assistant Professor - Allegheny College - 2010
                             Post-Doctoral Research Associate - University of Akron - 2009

                                       Summer Honors Institute for Gifted Students (SHIGS) Instructor - University of Akron - 2006-2007
                             Upward Bound Math/Science Instructor/Research Advisor - University of Akron - 2005 - 2008


Professional Affiliations  - Member - American Chemical Society (ACS)
                                                             Member - American Physical Society (APS)
                                                           

Representative Publications

Van Horn, Ryan M.; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. Crystallization in Polymer Thin Films: Morphology and Growth. In Polymer Thin Films; Tsui, O. K. C., Russell, T. P., Eds.; World Scientific: New York, 2008

Van Horn, Ryan M.; Zheng, Joseph X.; Sun, Hao-Jan; Hsiao, Ming-Siao; Zhang, Wen-Bin; Dong, Xuehui; Xu, Junting; Thomas, Edwin L.; Lotz, Bernard; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. “Solution Crystallization Behavior of Crystalline-Crystalline Diblock Copolymers of Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(e-caprolactone)” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 6113

Hsiao, Ming-Siao; Zheng, Joseph X.; Van Horn, Ryan M.; Quirk, Roderic P.; Thomas, Edwin L.; Chen, Hsin-Lung; Lotz, Bernard; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. ”Poly(ethylene oxide) Crystal Orientation Change under One-Dimensional Nanoscale Confinement using Polystyrene-block-Poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymers: Confined Dimension and Reduced Tethering Density Effects” Macromolecules 2009, 42, 8343

Cao, Yan; Van Horn, Ryan M.; Tsai, Chi-Chun; Graham, Matthew J.; Jeong, Kwang-Un; Wang, Bojie; Auriemma, Finizia; De Rosa, Claudio; Lotz, Bernard; Cheng, Stephen Z. D. “Epitaxially Dominated Crystalline Morphologies of the gamma-Phase in Isotactic Polypropylene” Macromolecules 2009, 42, 4758


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