Meredith N. Silberstein

Associate Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

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Contact Information

281 Kimball Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-5063

Meredith N. Silberstein

Associate Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Polymer mechanics; mechanochemistry; constitutive modeling

Current Research Interest

Electric-field manipulation of polymer properties; soft-matter ionics as a substrate for bio-adaptive analog logic; metal coordination–based crosslinking in polymers; mechanical metamaterials

Selected Publications

Zhang, Xinyue, Yuval Vidavsky, Sinai Aharonovich, Steven J. Yang, Michael R. Buche, Charles A. 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 (2020): 8591–8601.

Vidavsky, Yuval, Steven J. Yang, Brooks A. Abel, Iris Agami, Charles E. Diesendruck, Geoffrey W. Coates, and Meredith N. Silberstein. “Enabling Room-Temperature Mechanochromic Activation in a Glassy Polymer: Synthesis and Characterization of Spiropyran Polycarbonate.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, no. 25 (2019): 10060−10067.

Cornell Research Website Article

Creating Materials That Mimic Nature