Chuck Yeung, Ph.D.

Chuck Yeung, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Physics
Professor, Physics
118 Witkowski

Mailing Address:
PENN STATE BEHREND
1 PRISCHAK BUILDING
ERIE PA 16563

Education

B.A. Physics, Cornell University
M.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Ph. D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy and Material Sciences Department
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Department of Physics

Honors

  • Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Excellence in Research Award 2001
  • Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award 2002

Teaching Specialties

  • Physics

Research Interests

I am a theoretical statistical physicist. My research focuses on polymer dynamics theory, pattern formation dynamics and biophysics. Most recently I have studied the role of reactions in stabilizing polymer interfaces, the formation of domains after quenches into thermodynamically unstable regions and motion of vesicles in nerve synapses.

Funded Projects and Grants

  • RUI: Modeling of Reactive Compatibilization in Polymer Blends. National Science Foundation. $112,000, March 2000-February 2004.
  • Petroleum Research Foundation Summer Fellowship Grant. Wu, X.L. (principal investigator) and C. Yeung (co-investigator). American Chemical Society. $8,000, summer 2003.
  • Competing Length Scales in Laser Induced Melting. Research Corporation, $22,688, November 1996-November 1999.

Accurate Delivery of Chemicals to a Small Target Using a Valved Micropipette, Review of Scientific Instruments - March 3, 2022
Collaborators: Corey Dominick; Xiaolun Wu

Determining the Acceleration Due to Gravity and Friction Using the Ticker Tape Timer Method, The Physics Teacher - May 14, 2020
Collaborators: Ethan Fontana, Primary Author; Jonathan Hall, Secondary Author

Direct Test of Gaussian Approximation in Phase Ordering Dynamics, Physical Review E - June 4, 2018

Stick-and-Diffuse and Caged Diffusion: A Comparison of Two Models of Synaptic Vesicle Dynamics, Biophysical Journal - April, 2007
Collaborators: M. Shtrahman; X. Wu

Renormalization Group Analysis of Polymer Cyclization with Non-Equilibrium Initial Conditions, European Physical Journal E - September, 2006
Collaborator: Barry Friedman, Primary Author

Swimming efficiency of bacterium Escherichia coli, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science - September 12, 2006
Collaborators: S. Chattopadhyay; R. Moldovan; X. Wu

Relation Between Cyclization of Polymers with Different Initial Conditions, Europhysics Letters - February, 2006
Collaborator: Barry Friedman, Secondary Author

Cyclization of Rouse Chains at Long and Short Time Scales, Journal of Chemical Physics - 2005
Collaborator: Barry Friedman, Secondary Author

Probing Vesicle Dynamics in Single Hippocampal Synapses, Biophysical Journal - 2005
Collaborators: Matthew Shtrahman, Secondary Author; Xiao Wu, Secondary Author; D Nauen, Secondary Author

Modeling Reactive Compatibilization of a Binary Blend with Interacting Particles, Journal of Chemical Physics - 2003
Collaborators: M Chen, Primary Author; Anna Balazs, Secondary Author; D Ginzburg, Secondary Author

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Reactive Compatibilization on Polymer Blends, Macromolecules - 2003
Collaborator: Kim Herrmann, Student Author

Universal Distribution of Centers and Saddles in Two-Dimensional Turbulence, Physical Review Letters - 2001
Collaborators: Michael Rivera, Secondary Author; Xiao Wu, Secondary Author

Formation of Interfaces in Incompatible Polymer Blends: A Dynamical Mean Field Study, Macromolecules - 1999
Collaborator: An Shi, Co-Author

The Rotating Bucket of Sand: Experiment and Theory, Chaos - 1999
Collaborator: George Baxter, Co-Author

Triangular Anisotropics in Driven Diffusive Systems: Reconciliation of Up and Down, Physical Review E - 1999
Collaborator: Andrew Rutenberg, Co-Author

Metastability of a Granular Surface in a Spinning Bucket, Physical Review E - 1998

Anisotropic Fluctuations in Ordered Copolymer Phases, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations - 1996
Collaborators: An Shi, Primary Author; Jaan Noolandi, Secondary Author; Rashmi Desai, Secondary Author

Bounds on the Decay of the Autocorrelation in Phase Ordering Dynamics, Physical Review E - 1996
Collaborators: Madan Rao, Primary Author; Rashmi Desai, Secondary Author

Early time dynamics in phase ordering dynamics, Physical Review E - December, 1995
Collaborators: N. Gross; M. Costolo

Breakdown of Linear Dynamics in Phase Ordering Kinetics, Physical Review E - 1995
Collaborators: Nick Gross, Secondary Author; Michael Costolo, Student Author

Temporal Fluctuations and Hurst Exponents of Goldstone and Massive Modes, Physical Review Letters - September, 1994
Collaborators: Madan Rao, Primary Author; Rashmi Desai, Secondary Author

Phase Separation Dynamics in a Concentration Gradient, Europhysics Letters - August, 1994
Collaborators: A Lacasta, Co-Author; J Sancho, Co-Author

Theoretical Models for Grafted Homopolymers in Poor Solvents: Observations of Dimple Surfaces, Colloids & Surfaces - June, 1994
Collaborators: K. Huang; D. Jasnow; A. Balazs

Possibilities and Limitations of Gaussian Closure Approximation for Phase Ordering Dynamics, Physical Review E - April, 1994
Collaborators: Yoshi Oono, Secondary Author; Ari Shinozaki, Secondary Author

Lower Critical Ordering Temperature in Diblock Dopolymer Melts, Physical Review Letters - March, 1994
Collaborators: Rashmi Desai, Secondary Author; An Shi, Primary Author; Jaan Noolandi, Secondary Author

Pattern Formation in Laser Induced Melting, Physical Review E - March, 1994
Collaborator: R. Desai

Internal Wetting in Three Component Polymer Blends, Macromolecules - January, 1994
Collaborators: Rashmi Desai, Secondary Author; Jaan Noolandi, Secondary Author

Lateral Instabilities in a Grafted Layer in a Poor Solvent, Macromolecules - April, 1993
Collaborators: Anna Balasz, Secondary Author; David Jasnow, Secondary Author

Surface Driven Instability and Enhanced Relaxation in the Dynamics of a Nonequilibrium Interface, Journal of Statistical Physics - March, 1993
Collaborators: Juan Mozos, Secondary Author; Aurora Hernandez-Machado, Secondary Author; David Jasnow, Secondary Author

Asymptotic Behavior of Viscous Fingering Patterns in Circular Geometry, Physical Review E - February, 1993
Collaborator: David Jasnow, Secondary Author

The Behavior of Amphiphilic Comb Copolymers in Oil/Water Mixtures: A Molecular Dynamics Study, Langmuir - September, 1992
Collaborators: Anna Balasz, Primary Author; Z Zhou, Primary Author; David Jasnow, Secondary Author

Phase Ordering Dynamics in a Driven Diffusive System, Journal of Statistical Physics - August, 1992
Collaborators: Tim Rogers, Primary Author; Aurora Hernandez-Machado, Secondary Author; David Jasnow, Secondary Author

Adsorption of Multi-Block Chains at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces, Macromolecules - July, 1992
Collaborators: Weixiong Li, Primary Author; Anna Balazs, Secondary Author

Study of Internal Modes of a "Living Polymer" by Transient Electric Birefringence, Physical Review Letters - March, 1992
Collaborators: Xiao Wu, Primary Author; M Kim, Secondary Author; J Huang, Secondary Author; Daniel Ou-yang, Secondary Author

Adsorption of Copolymer Chains at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: The Effect of Sequence Distribution, Macromolecules - February, 1992
Collaborators: Anna Balasz, Secondary Author; David Jasnow, Secondary Author

Perturbing Hele-Shaw Flow with a Small Gap Gradient, Physical Review A - February, 1992
Collaborators: H Zhao, Primary Author; Jaume Casedemunt, Co-Author; James Maher, Secondary Author

Conservative Dynamics, Phase Ordering and Stretched Exponential Decays, Journal of Physics A - December, 1990
Collaborator: David Jasnow, Secondary Author

Two-Time Correlations, Self-Averaging and an Analytically Solvable Model of Phase Ordering Dynamics, Physical Review B - December, 1990
Collaborator: David Jasnow, Co-Author

Dense-Branching Morphology and the Radial Hele-Shaw Cell Driven at a Constant Flux, Physical Review A - January, 1990
Collaborator: David Jasnow, Co-Author

The Pre-Asymptotic Dynamical Exponent in Conserved Order Parameter Phase Ordering Dynamics, Physical Review B - 1989

Explicit Construction of Steady State of a Model of Chemical Turbulence, Journal of Statistical Physics - January, 1989

Cell Dynamical System Study of Phase Separation Dynamics, Journal of Applied Crystallography - December, 1988
Collaborators: Yoshi Oono, Primary Author; Sanjay Puri, Secondary Author; Monica Bahiana, Secondary Author

Scaling and the Small Wavevector Limit of the Form Factor in Phase Ordering Dynamics, Physical Review Letters - August, 1988

A Cell Dynamical System Model of Chemical Turbulence, Journal of Statistical Physics - December, 1987
Collaborator: Yoshi Oono, Primary Author

A Conjecture on Nonlocal Random Tight Binding Models, Europhysics Letters - November, 1987
Collaborator: Yoshi Oono, Co-Author

The Coherent Potential Approximation Applied to a System with Long Range Potentials, Physics Letters A - August, 1986

Ph D, Physics, University of Ilinois

MS, Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BA, Physics, Cornell University