The overall goal of the Soft Material Mechanics research group is to develop a better understanding of important structure-property relationships in a wide range of soft materials and complex fluids, from hydrogels and cement to surfactant-stabilized emulsions and agricultural biomass.
Characterizing the deformation and flow behavior (the rheology) of the materials by advanced measurement techniques is of primary interest, with an emphasis on understanding molecular-level phenomena.
Our work is motivated by fundamental knowledge gaps in the structure, properties, and performance of soft materials utilized in health care, personal care, energy and advanced material applications.
Link to recent group overview poster
Congrats to Eduard for successfully defending his PhD dissertation today on new rheometry protocols for polymer and… https://t.co/X1v4cbakvz
Congrats to Jerome Nash for successfully defending his PhD thesis yesterday! https://t.co/KbzJ2Amrhx
Eduard's article on strength development in self-assembled polymer membranes is now available online!… https://t.co/0xJQNt6J1F
Congrats to Dr. Anna Walter, also Jack’s favorite 2018 grad. :) https://t.co/rxnVUyWV9G