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Boran Ma

Dr. Boran Ma

Assistant Professor


Dr. Boran “Bo” Ma is an Assistant Professor in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to joining SPSE in January 2023, Bo was a postdoctoral associate at Duke University. She received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 2019 and her BEng in Materials Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2014. The Ma Research Lab focuses on multiscale modeling and simulation of polymeric materials and systems for energy and sustainability applications. Bo performs stand-up comedy in her free time, and enjoys hiking, running, and paddle boarding.

Group website:

  • PHD - Northwestern University (2019)

PSE 380: Engineering Thermodynamics
PSE 745: Continuum Mechanics

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Areas of Expertise

Polymer physics, Polymer engineering, Molecular modeling and simulations