Publications and Related

Refereed Journal Articles

Buche, Michael R., and Meredith N. Silberstein. Chain breaking in the statistical mechanical constitutive theory of polymer networks. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 156, 104593 (2021).

Jayathilaka, Pavithra B., Thomas G. Molley, Yuwan Huang, M. Shariful Islam, Michael R. Buche, Meredith N. Silberstein, Jamie J. Kruzic, and Kristopher A. Kilian. Force-mediated molecule release from double network hydrogels. Chemical Communications, 57, 8484-8487 (2021).

DOI   Supporting Information

Zhang, Xinyue, Yuval Vidavsky, Sinai Aharonovich, Steven J. Yang, Michael R. Buche, Charles E. Diesendruck, and Meredith N. Silberstein. Bridging experiments and theory: isolating the effects of metal-ligand interactions on viscoelasticity of reversible polymer networks. Soft Matter, 16, 8591-8601 (2020).

DOI   Supporting Information   Crystal Structure Data

Buche, Michael R., and Meredith N. Silberstein. Statistical mechanical constitutive theory of polymer networks: the inextricable links between distribution, behavior, and ensemble. Physical Review E, 102, 012501 (2020).

Vidavsky, Yuval*, Michael R. Buche*, Zachary M. Sparrow, Xinyue Zhang, Steven J. Yang, Robert A. DiStasio, and Meredith N. Silberstein. Tuning the mechanical properties of metallopolymers via ligand interactions: a combined experimental and theoretical study. Macromolecules, 53, 2021-2030 (2020). *Denotes equal contribution.

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Software Releases

chain_breaking_polymer_networks

DOI   GitHub   PyPI   MIT License

Buche_Silberstein_model_2020

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Oral Presentations

Buche, Michael R., Zachary M. Sparrow, Yuval Vidavsky, Robert A. DiStasio, and Meredith N. Silberstein. Investigating organometallic crosslinked polymers with density functional theory. 56th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (2019).

Buche, Michael R., Zachary M. Sparrow, Yuval Vidavsky, Robert A. DiStasio, and Meredith N. Silberstein. Quantum chemistry simulations for dynamic network polymers. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2019).

Poster Presentations

Buche, Michael R., Zachary M. Sparrow, Yuval Vidavsky, Robert A. DiStasio, and Meredith N. Silberstein. A Quantum chemistry simulation strategy for dynamic network polymers. MechanoChemBio (2019).

Official Solutions Manuals

Buche, Michael R. Mathematical Methods in Engineering, Solutions Manual. Cambridge University Press (2019).

Cambridge

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Honors and Awards

(2x) H.D. Block Teaching Prize. Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (2019, 2021).

MAE 2019 Awards Posting   MAE 2021 Awards Posting

Ph.D. and M.S. Candidates in the TAM Field: Judgment criteria based on student feedback and endorsed by instructors. Awarded for dedication and excellence as a teaching assistant in Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Mechanics.