Jericho Moll
Jericho L. Moll, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry
  • Natick

Dr. Moll consults on a wide variety of proactive and reactive projects involving the bulk physical properties of polymers specified for use in the medical, automotive, fluid handling, electrical and consumer products industries. For example, Dr. Moll routinely examines and investigates polymeric pipe, tubing and fitting failures including components made from polyethylene, cross-linked polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride. Her areas of expertise and research interests include failure analysis, fractography, materials selection, and mechanical testing of polymers and composite materials.

Dr. Moll has considerable experience with a variety of material characterization techniques such as thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), infrared spectroscopy (IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Dr. Moll is familiar with several standard composite manufacturing processes such as vacuum assisted resin infusion molding, compression molding, wet layup, prepreg layup, autoclave curing, and vacuum bagging. She is also well-versed in standardized and customized mechanical test methods often employed for polymers and composite materials.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Moll was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) working with two industrial partners on the development of thin and flexible batteries. Her research activities focused on the development and testing of multifunctional water and oxygen barrier films for flexible battery encapsulation. In addition, Dr. Moll’s doctoral research concentrated on the development, integration and manufacturing of a microencapsulated thermally stable healing chemistry enabling the self-healing of cracks that develop in high-demand composite applications including pressure vessels.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2008
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Hope College, 2005, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Chemistry, Hope College, 2005, magna cum laude
  • Racheff-Intel Award finalist, Materials Science and Engineering (2010)

    Hammer Fellowship, Materials Science and Engineering (2006)

    Sigma Xi Research Honor Society (2005)

    Jaecker Scholarship, Chemistry (2005)

    Endowed Scholarship (2001–2005)

    Leadership Scholarship (2001–2005)

    Dean’s List (2001–2005)

Publications

Lee C, Moll J, Ledwith P, MacLean S. Fractographic examination and tensile property evaluation of 3D printed acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Proceedings, ANTEC, 2015.

Moll JL, Jin H, Mangun CL, White SR, Sottos NR. Self-sealing of mechanical damage in a fully cured structural composite. Composites Science and Technology 2013; 79:15–20.

Moll JL, White SR, Sottos NR. A self-sealing fiber-reinforced composite. Journal of Composite Materials 2010; 44: 2573–2585.

Presentations

MacLean SB, Moll J. The importance of polymer structure-property relationships in preventing failure in medical devices. Medical Grade Polymers Conference, Woburn, MA, 2015.

Moll JL. Self-sealing of thermal fatigue and mechanical damage in fiber reinforced composites. 3rd International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Bath, England, July 2011.

Moll JL. A high temperature cured structural self-sealing composite. Society of Engineering Science Conference, Ames IA, October 2010.

Moll JL. Self-sealing fiber reinforced composites. Soft Materials Seminar, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, February 2010.

Moll JL. Self-sealing fiber reinforced composites. 2nd International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Chicago IL, July 2009.

Moll JL. Self-sealing fiber reinforced composites. Society of Engineering Science Conference, Urbana IL, October 2008.

Moll JL. Self-sealing fiber reinforced composites. Soft Materials Seminar, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, February 2008.


Patents

Interfacial Functionalization for Self-healing Composites, Patent Pending, August 2008 (B.J. Blaiszik, J.L. Moll, B.A. Beiermann, S.R. White, N.R. Sottos).

Prior Experience

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, 2011–2013

Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006–2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Hope College, 2002–2005

Professional Affiliations

Society of Plastic Engineers

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2008
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Hope College, 2005, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Chemistry, Hope College, 2005, magna cum laude
  • Racheff-Intel Award finalist, Materials Science and Engineering (2010)

    Hammer Fellowship, Materials Science and Engineering (2006)

    Sigma Xi Research Honor Society (2005)

    Jaecker Scholarship, Chemistry (2005)

    Endowed Scholarship (2001–2005)

    Leadership Scholarship (2001–2005)

    Dean’s List (2001–2005)