David Hsu, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics
On Faculty since 2016

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Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

About David Hsu

Dr. Hsu’s research aims to understand how biological and synthetic materials are able to demonstrate advanced properties from nanoscale features. This involves predicting their thermodynamic and mechanical behavior at the molecular scale using computational methods. Prior to completing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2016, Dr. Hsu worked in Research & Development at Baxter Healthcare Corporation where he designed medical devices for patients with Chronic Myocardial Ischemia and Primary Immune Deficiency.

Dr. Hsu met his wife, Angela, at Northwestern. They have a daughter and enjoy cooking, traveling, playing music, mentoring youth, and hiking.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Physical Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma

Publications

Journals

Hsu, D.D.; Xia, W.; Song, J.; Keten, S. (2016) Framework for Spatial Tg Prediction of Ultrathin PS-PMMA Bilayer Films and Nanocomposites. (In Preparation)

Xia, W.; Song, J.; Hsu, D. D.; Keten, S. (2016) Understanding the Interfacial Mechanical Response of Nanoscale Polymer Thin Films via Nanoindentation. Macromolecules. 49 (10), 3810–3817.

Hsu, D. D.; Xia, W.; Song, J.; Keten, S. (2016). Glass-Transition and Side-Chain Dynamics in Thin Films: Explaining Dissimilar Free Surface Effects for Polystyrene vs Poly (methyl methacrylate). ACS Macro Letters, 5 (4), 481-486.

Xia, W.; Hsu, D. D.; & Keten, S. (2015). Molecular Weight Effects on the Glass Transition and Confinement Behavior of Polymer Thin Films. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 36 (15), 1422-1427. (Cover Article)

Hsu, D. D.; Xia, W.; Arturo, S. G.; & Keten, S. (2015). Thermomechanically Consistent and Temperature Transferable Coarse-Graining of Atactic Polystyrene.  Macromolecules, 48 (9), 3057-3068.

Xia, W.; Hsu, D. D.; & Keten, S. (2014). Dependence of polymer thin film adhesion energy on cohesive interactions between chains. Macromolecules, 47(15), 5286-5294.

Hsu, D. D.; Xia, W.; Arturo, S. G.; & Keten, S. (2014). Systematic method for thermomechanically consistent coarse-graining: a universal model for methacrylate-based polymers. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 10(6), 2514-2527.

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Hsu, D. D.; Xia, W.; Song, J.; & Keten, S. (2016). Sidechain Dynamics Explain Dissimilar Strength of Nanoconfinement Effect in Polystyrene and Poly (methyl methacrylate) Free Standing Thin Films. In APS Meeting Abstracts.

Xia, W.; Hsu, D. D.; & Keten, S. (2016). Predicting Themomechanical Responses of Polymer Thin Films and Nanocomposites via an Innovative Coarse-grained Approach. In APS Meeting Abstracts.

Keten, S.; Xia, W.; & Hsu, D. D. (2015). Contrasting Polymer Behavior Under Nanoconfinement using Thermomechanically Consistent Coarse-Grained Models. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1201P).

Hsu, D. D.; Xia, W.; Keten, S.; & Arturo, S. (2014). Systematic method for thermomechanically consistent coarse graining: a universal model for methacrylate-based polymers. In A. Bajaj, P. Zavattieri, M. Koslowski, & T. Siegmund (Eds.). Proceedings of the Society of Engineering Science 51 st Annual Technical Meeting

Xia, W .; Hsu, D. D.; & Keten, S. (2014). Dependence of polymer thin film adhesion energy on cohesive interactions between chains. In A. Bajaj, P. Zavattieri, M. Koslowski, & T. Siegmund (Eds.). Proceedings of the Society of Engineering Science 51st Annual Technical Meeting

Hsu, D. D.; Keten, S. (2013). Molecular Dynamics Study of the Mechanics of Storage and Recovery in Semicrystalline Shape Memory Polymers, Poster in Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2013

Patents

Hsu, David D., and Simon Freed. "Container and pharmaceutical product." U.S. Patent Application 14/022,201, filed September 9, 2013.

Jepson, Steven C., Gilbert Semaan, David D. Hsu, James B. Winje, and Richard F. Chamernik. "Port assembly for use with needleless connector." U.S. Patent 8,486,044, issued July 16, 2013.

Elsayyid, Waleed M., Roger H. Ramoth, Jean-Pol Warbecq, Craig T. Flanagan, Simon Freed, Margaret L. Benezra, David D. Chesley, Mark C. Perry, David D. Hsu, et al. "Pharmaceutical product with closure assembly." U.S. Patent Application 13/347,777, filed January 11, 2012.

Jepson, Steven C., James B. Winje, Mark C. Perry, David D. Hsu, Dan Liu, Richard F. Chamernik, Eric J. Henaut, Gianni Di Stefani, Georges Rondeau, and Lewis E. Daniels Jr. "Port assembly for use with needleless connector." U.S. Patent 8,062,280, issued November 22, 2011

 

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