at Liquid Interfaces:
Energy, interactions & curvature (Nesrin Senbil, Wei He, Wei Hong, Soichi Hirokawa).
Novel Functional Materials via Colloidal
For photovoltaics (Yipeng
Yang, Austin Barnes, Ryan Horton), membranes, or electronics
(Kan Du). See Vanmaekelbergh's 'News and
Views' review of our work.
Lipid bilayer vesicles:
transitions and membrane proteins; pipette aspiration and the role of
tension (Jaime Hutchison, Derek Wood).
Melting, Freezing, and Packing of colloids:
Packing and commensurability constraints on curved surfaces; Nucleation probed with single-particle
resolution (Derek Wood, Liquan Pei, John Mergo).
charge, contact forces, structure and stress (Brandon Hoover, Austin Barnes).
Wax printing and paper-based diagnostics.
Phase separation (coacervation) in
polyelectrolyte/surfactant mixtures: Self-assembled mesoscopic
clusters. (Simona Maccarrone)
Random Solids -
gels and compressed emulsions:
Forces, topology, and
elasticity; imaging droplets.
Colloids and Optics:
Scattering and diffusion of light in randomly packed films.
focusing of viscoelastic
Entropic forces near rigid
and flexible surfaces:
Doped semiconductor nanoparticles: