
Positions Held

2007present 

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 

20042007 

Postdoctoral Scholar,
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
Education

September 2004 

Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 19106 

May 1997 

B.A., Physics, Cornell University, cum laude, Ithaca, NY 14859 
Awards and Honors

September 1, 2009 

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation 

July 5, 2006 

Glenn Brown Prize, International Liquid Crystal Society 

May 1997 

Outreach Award, Materials Research Laboratory, UCSB 
Publications
2010

J. Huang, B. Davidovitch, C.D. Santangelo, T.P. Russell, N. Menon, ``A smooth cascade of wrinkles at the edge of a floating elastic film,'' to appear in Phys. Rev. Lett. (2010). See the article in Ars Technica.
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2009

D.R. Nelson, R.D. Kamien, C.D. Santangelo and V. Vitelli, "Extrinsic Curvature, Geometric Optics, and Lamellar Order on Curved Substrates," accepted to Physical Review E (2009).
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H. Shin, G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, "Soft sphere mesophases," Soft Matter 5, 36293638 (2009).
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C.D. Santangelo, "Buckling thin disks and ribbons with nonEuclidean metrics," EPL 86 (2009) 34003.
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2008

M.L. Henle, B.A. DiDonna, C.D. Santangelo and A. Gopinathan, "Diffusion and binding of finitesize particles in confined geometries," Phys. Rev. E 78 (2008) 031118.
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Christian D. Santangelo, "The Geometry and Elasticity of Liquid Crystals" in Curvature and Variational Modeling in Physics and Biophysics, AIP Conference Proceedings 1002 (2008).
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Christian D. Santangelo and Oded Farago, "Membrane Fluctuations Around Inclusions" J. ComputerAided Mat. Des. 14 (2008) 103109.
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2007

Christian D. Santangelo, Vincenzo Vitelli, Randall D. Kamien, and David R. Nelson, "Geometric Theory of Columnar Phases on Curved Substrates" Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (2007) 017801 [condmat/0703206]. Selected as an Editor's suggestion
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M.A. Glaser, G.M. Grason, R.D. Kamien, A. Kovsmrlj, C.D. Santangelo, and P. Ziherl, "Soft Spheres Make More Mesophases", Europhysics Lett. 78 (2007) 46004 [condmat/0609570].
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C.D. Santangelo, "Geometry and the nonlinear elasticity of defects in smectic liquid crystals", Liquid Crystals Today 15 (2007) 11.
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C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Triplyperiodic smectic liquid crystals,"
Physical Review E 75 (2007) 011702 [condmat/0609596].
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2006

G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, "Undulated Cylinders of Diblock Copolymers,"
Eur. Phys. J. E 20 (2006) 335 [condmat/0605076]
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R.D. Kamien and C.D. Santangelo, "Smectic Liquid Crystals: Materials with onedimensional, periodic order,"
Geometriae Dedicata 120 (2006) 229. [math.DG/0601494]
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C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Elliptic Phases: A study of the nonlinear elasticity of twistgrain boundaries,"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 (2006) 137801.
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C.D. Santangelo, "Computing counterion densities at intermediate coupling," Phys. Rev. E 73 (2006) 041512.
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2005

M.C. Choi, C.D. Santangelo, O. Pelletier, S.Y. Kwon, J.H. Kim, Z. Wen, Y. Li, C.R. Safinya, and M.W. Kim,
"First experimental observation of biaxial confinement of a semiflexible filament in a channel," Macromolecules 38 (2005) 98829884.
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C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Curvature and topology in smecticA liquid crystals," Proc. R. Soc. A 461, (2005) 29112921.
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C.D. Santangelo and L. Blum, "Interaction between two rows of localized adsorption sites in a 2D onecomponent plasma,"
Cond. Matt. Phys. 8 (2005) 325.
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O. Farago and C.D. Santangelo, "Pore formation in fluctuating membranes," J. Chem. Phys. 112 (2005) 044901.
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2004

J.L. Ross, C.D. Santangelo, V. Makrides, and D.K. Fygenson, "Tau induces cooperative taxol binding to microtubules,"
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 101 (2004) 1291012915.
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C.D. Santangelo and A.W.C. Lau, "Effects of counterion fluctuations in a polyelectrolyte brush,"
Eur. Phys. J. E 13 (2004) 335344.
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M. Henle, C.D. Santangelo, D. Patel and P. Pincus, "Distribution of counterions near discretely charged planes and rods,"
Europhys. Lett. 66 (2004) 284.
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up to 2003

C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Bogomol'nyi, Prasad, Sommerfeld configurations in smectics,"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003) 045506.
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C.D. Santangelo and P.Pincus, "Coiling instabilities in multilamellar tubes,"
Phys. Rev. E 66 (2002) 061501.
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R. Ragnarsson, J.L. Ford, C.D. Santangelo and E. Bodenschatz, "Rifts in spreading wax layers,"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 76 (1996) 3456.
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Selected Presentations

November 3, 2009, "Programmable Buckling: Shaping thin films with inhomogeneous swelling," seminar, MIT Physical Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics
October 28, 2009, "Programmable Buckling: Shaping thin films with inhomogeneous swelling," seminar, University of Delaware, Department of Materials Engineering
October 10, 2009, "The mesophases of soft sphere aggregates," Greater Boston Area Statistical Mechanics Meeting
September 18, 2009, "Selffolding origami: Buckling thin films with nonEuclidean metrics," New England Complex Fluids Workshop
May 19, 2009, JFI seminar, "Selffolding origami: Buckling thin films with nonEuclidean metrics," University of Chicago
October 2008, Brown University, "Selffolding origami: Buckling thin films with nonEuclidean metrics," Seminar
June 2007, "Coercing Columns to Curve," Liquid Crystal Gordon Research Conference
July 5, 2006, "Curvature and Topology in Smectic Liquid Crystals,"
Glenn Brown Prize Talk, International Liquid Crystal Conference, Keystone, CO
April 5, 2006, "Taming Competing Length Scales in Electrostatics and SelfAssembly,"
Colloquium, New York University
March 1, 2006, "Taming Competing Length Scales in Electrostatics and SelfAssembly,"
Colloquium, Georgia Institute of Technology
February 21, 2006, "Taming Competing Length Scales in Electrostatics and SelfAssembly,"
Invited Seminar, Chez Pierre Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

