Jane E. G. Lipson

Professor of Chemistry
Albert W. Smith Professor of Chemistry

We live in a world of designed materials, however, the design principles often lack a fundamental understanding of how the chemical nature of the constituents leads to the bulk properties of choice.  Work in the Lipson Group is focused on  creating a bright line between the microscopic nature of complex materials and their macroscopic behaviour. We use simulations, as well as the tools of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics.  Areas of particular interest involve glassiness and dynamic heterogeneity  in the bulk and in thin films, the effect of interfaces on polymer film properties, and phase behavior in polymer solutions and blends. Our specialty involves developing simple, minimalist descriptions that capture the fundamental physical behaviour, and that are held accountable to experimental results.

205 Burke
HB 6128
B.Sc. University of Toronto
M.Sc. University of Toronto
Ph.D. University of Toronto

Selected Publications

Tito, N.B.; Milner, S.T.; Lipson, Jane E.G. (2015) Enhanced Diffusion and Mobile Fronts in a Simple Lattice Model of Glass-Forming Liquids Soft Matter DOI 10.1039/c5sm01701g.

White, R.P.; Price, C.C.; Lipson, J.E.G. (2015) Effect of Interfaces on the Glass Transition of Supported and Freestanding Polymer Thin Films Macromolecules, 48, 4132-4141.

White, R.P.; Lipson, J.E.G. (2015) Free Volume in the Melt and How it Correlates with Experimental Glass Transition Temperatures: Results for a Large Set of Polymers ACS Macro Letters 4, 588-592.

Lipson, Jane E.G.; White, Ronald P. (2014) Connecting Theory and Experiment to Understand Miscibility in Polymer and Small Molecule Mixtures Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 59, 3289-3300.

White, Ronald P.; Lipson, J.E.G. (2014) Free Volume, Cohesive Energy Density, and Internal Pressure as Predictors of Polymer Miscibility Macromolecules 47, 3959-3968.

DeFelice, Jeffrey; Lipson, Jane E.G. (2014) Polymer Miscibility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Free Volume as a Driving Force Macromolecules 47, 5643-5654.

Tito, N.B.; Lipson, J.E.G.; Milner, S.T. (2013) Lattice Model of Mobility at Interfaces: Free Surfaces, Substrates, and Bilayers. Soft Matter, 9403-9413.

White, R.P.; Lipson, J.E.G.; (2013) Origins of Unusual Phase Behavior in Polymer/Ionic Liquid Solutions. Macromolecules, 46, 5714-5723.

Tito, N.B.; Lipson, J.E.G.; Milner, S.T. (2013) Lattice Model of Dynamic Heterogeneity and Kinetic Arrest in Glass-forming Liquids. Soft Matter, 9, 3173-3180.

White, R.P.; Lipson, J.E.G.; Higgins, J.S. (2012) How Pure Components Control Polymer Blend Miscibility. Macromolecules 45, 8861-8871.

Tito, N.B.; Lipson, J.E.G.; Milner, S.T. (2012) Ball-Of-Yarn Conformation of a Linear Gradient Copolymer in a Homopolymer Melt. Macromolecules, 45, 7607-7620.

Clark, E.A.; Lipson, J.E.G. (2012) LCST and UCST Behaviour in Polymer Solutions and Blends. Polymer, 53, 536-545.

White, R.P.; Lipson, J.E.G. (2011) Thermodynamic Treatment of Polymer Thin-Film Glasses. Physical Review E, 84, 041801.

Tito, N.B.; Lipson, J.E.G.; Milner, S.T. (2010) Self-Assembly of Lamellar Microphases in Linear Gradient Copolymer Melts. Macromolecules, 43, 10612-10620.

Lipson, J.E.G.; Milner, S.T. (2010) Delayed Glassification Model for Free-Surface Suppression of T-g in Polymer Glasses. Macromolecules, 43, 9865-9873.

Lipson, J.E.G.; Milner, S.T. (2010) Local and Average Glass Transitions in Polymer Thin Films. Macromolecules, 43, 9874-9880.

White, R. P.; Lipson, J.E.G; Higgins, J.S. (2010) Effects of Deuterium Substitution on the Physical Properties of Polymer Melts and Blends. Macromolecules, 43, 4287-4293.

Higgins, J.S.; White, R.P.; Lipson, J.E.G. (2010) A Simple Approach to Polymer Mixture Miscibility. Phil. Trans. A Roy. Soc. (350th anniversary issue), 368, 1009-1025.

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