Simon A. Rogers

Simon A. Rogers
Simon A. Rogers
  • Associate Professor
(217) 333-0020
209 Roger Adams Laboratory

Investigates the fundamental physics behind time-dependent phenomena exhibited by soft matter under deformation for biomedical, energy, and environment applications.


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Simon A. Rogers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Rogers uses experimental and computational tools to understand and model advanced colloidal, polymeric, and self-assembled materials. He joined the department in 2015. He received his BSc in 2001, BSc (Hons) in 2002; and his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2011. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Foundation for Research and Technology in Crete, the Jülich Research Center in Germany, and the Center for Neutron Research at the University of Delaware.


  • B.Sc. (Honors) Physics, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Ph.D. Physics, MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Other Professional Employment

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Polymer Group, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Complex Systems, Soft Condensed Matter, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Colloidal suspensions, polymers, complex fluids, nonlinear rheology and hybrid scattering techniques

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Selected Articles in Journals

  • Yongbeom Seo, Jiayu Leong, Jun Dong Park, Yu-Tong Hong, Sang-Hyon Chu, Cheol Park, Dong Hyun Kim, Yu-Heng Deng, Vitaliy Dushnov, Joonghui Soh, Simon Rogers, Yi Yan Yang, Hyunjoon Kong, “Active biofilm removal with self-locomotive bubbling microcleaner” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10 (42), 35685–35692 (2018).
  • J. D. Park and S. A. Rogers “The transient behavior of soft glassy materials far from equilibrium”, Journal of Rheology, 62, 869 (2018).
  • S. A. Rogers “Large amplitude oscillatory shear: Simple to describe, hard to interpret”, Physics Today, 71 (7), 34 (2018).
  • B. M. Rauzan, S. E. Lehman, J. M. McCracken, J. Lee, X.-M. Lin, A. Sandy, S. Narayanan, S. A. Rogers, and R. G. Nuzzo “A Printing-Centric Approach to the Electrostatic Modification of Polymer/Clay Composites for Use in 3D Direct-Ink Writing” Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1701579 (2018).
  • C-W. Lee and S. A. Rogers “A sequence of physical processes quantified in LAOS by continuous local measures”, Korea-Australia Rheology Journal 29(4), 269-279 (2017).
  • S. A. Rogers, “In search of physical meaning: defining transient parameters for nonlinear viscoelasticity”, Rheologica Acta 5(56), 501-525 (2017).
  • O. Korculanin, D. Hermida-Merino, H. Hirsemann, B. Struth, S. A. Rogers, and M. P. Lettinga, “Anomalous structural response of nematic colloidal platelets subjected to Large Amplitude Stress Oscillations”, Physics of Fluids 29, 023102 (2017).
  • M. J. Armstrong, A. N. Beris, S. A. Rogers, N. J. Wagner “Dynamic shear rheology and structure kinetics modeling of a thixotropic carbon black suspension”, Rheologica Acta 56, 811-824 (2017).
  • M. A. Calabrese, S. A. Rogers, L. Porcar, and N. J. Wagner, “Understanding steady and dynamic shear banding in a model wormlike micellar solution”, Journal of Rheology 60, 1001 (2016).
  • M. A. Calabrese, N. J. Wagner, and S. A. Rogers “An optimized protocol for the analysis of time-resolved elastic scattering experiments”, Soft Matter, 12, 2301-2308, (2016).
  • M. A. Calabrese, S. A. Rogers, R. P. Murphy, and N. J. Wagner, “The rheology and microstructure of branched micelles under shear”, Journal of Rheology 59, 1299 (2015).
  • . A. Rogers, M. A. Calabrese, and N. J. Wagner “Advances in measuring time-resolved neutron scattering from flowing complex fluids.” National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research 2014 Annual Report, 50, January (2015).
  • S. A. Rogers, M. A. Calabrese, and N. J. Wagner, “Rheology of branched wormlike micelles”, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 19, 530-535 (2014).
  • R. P. Murphy, E. G. Kelley, S. A. Rogers, M. O. Sullivan, and T. H. Epps, III, “Unlocking chain exchange in highly amphiphilic block polymer micellar systems: influence of agitation”, ACS Macro Letters 3, 1106-1111 (2014).
  • M. Lisicki, B. Cichocki, S. A. Rogers, J. K. G. Dhont, and P. R. Lang, “Translational and rotational near-wall diffusion of spherical colloids studied by evanescent wave scattering”, Soft Matter 10, 4312-4323 (2014).
  • R. Pasquino, T. C. Vasilakopoulos, Y. C. Jeong, H. Lee, S. Rogers, G. Sakellariou, J. Allgaier, A. Takano, A. R. Brás, T. Chang, S. Gooßen, W. Pyckhout-Hintzen, A. Wishnewski, N. Hadjichristidis, D. Richter, M. Rubenstein, and D. Vlassopoulos, “Viscosity of ring polymer melts”, ACS Macro Letters 2, 874-878, (2013).


  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2019)
  • New Investigator Award, ACS, Petroleum Research Fund (2018)
  • Second place prize for post-doc poster competition (2013)
  • Bingham Fluid Medal for outstanding conference contribution (2011)
  • Award for outstanding young researcher oral presentation (2011)
  • Second place prize for student and post-doc poster competition (2011)
  • Marie Curie Host Fellowship for the Transfer of Knowledge (2009)
  • Award for outstanding oral presentation (2008)
  • MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year: Runner-up, Future Science and Technologies (2007)

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