Christian Santangelo
Department of Physics
405B Hasbrouck Laboratory
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
phone: (413) 545-2099
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Positions Held
2007-present Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2004-2007 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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

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. [ARXIV] [PDF]
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). [ARXIV] [PDF]
H. Shin, G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, "Soft sphere mesophases," Soft Matter 5, 3629-3638 (2009). [ARXIV] [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo, "Buckling thin disks and ribbons with non-Euclidean metrics," EPL 86 (2009) 34003. [ARXIV] [PDF]
2008 M.L. Henle, B.A. DiDonna, C.D. Santangelo and A. Gopinathan, "Diffusion and binding of finite-size particles in confined geometries," Phys. Rev. E 78 (2008) 031118. [ARXIV] [PDF]
Christian D. Santangelo, "The Geometry and Elasticity of Liquid Crystals" in Curvature and Variational Modeling in Physics and Biophysics, AIP Conference Proceedings 1002 (2008). [ARXIV] [PDF]
Christian D. Santangelo and Oded Farago, "Membrane Fluctuations Around Inclusions" J. Computer-Aided Mat. Des. 14 (2008) 103-109. [ARXIV] [PDF]
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 [cond-mat/0703206]. Selected as an Editor's suggestion [ARXIV] [PDF]
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 [cond-mat/0609570]. [ARXIV] [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo, "Geometry and the nonlinear elasticity of defects in smectic liquid crystals", Liquid Crystals Today 15 (2007) 11. [ARXIV] [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Triply-periodic smectic liquid crystals," Physical Review E 75 (2007) 011702 [cond-mat/0609596]. [ARXIV] [PDF]
2006 G.M. Grason and C.D. Santangelo, "Undulated Cylinders of Diblock Copolymers," Eur. Phys. J. E 20 (2006) 335 [cond-mat/0605076] [ARXIV] [PDF]
R.D. Kamien and C.D. Santangelo, "Smectic Liquid Crystals: Materials with one-dimensional, periodic order," Geometriae Dedicata 120 (2006) 229. [math.DG/0601494] [ARXIV] [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Elliptic Phases: A study of the nonlinear elasticity of twist-grain boundaries," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 (2006) 137801. [ARXIV] [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo, "Computing counterion densities at intermediate coupling," Phys. Rev. E 73 (2006) 041512. [ARXIV] [PDF]
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 semi-flexible filament in a channel," Macromolecules 38 (2005) 9882-9884. [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Curvature and topology in smectic-A liquid crystals," Proc. R. Soc. A 461, (2005) 2911-2921. [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo and L. Blum, "Interaction between two rows of localized adsorption sites in a 2D one-component plasma," Cond. Matt. Phys. 8 (2005) 325. [ARXIV] [PDF]
O. Farago and C.D. Santangelo, "Pore formation in fluctuating membranes," J. Chem. Phys. 112 (2005) 044901. [ARXIV] [PDF]
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) 12910-12915. [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo and A.W.C. Lau, "Effects of counterion fluctuations in a polyelectrolyte brush," Eur. Phys. J. E 13 (2004) 335-344. [ARXIV] [PDF]
M. Henle, C.D. Santangelo, D. Patel and P. Pincus, "Distribution of counterions near discretely charged planes and rods," Europhys. Lett. 66 (2004) 284. [ARXIV] [PDF]
up to 2003 C.D. Santangelo and R.D. Kamien, "Bogomol'nyi, Prasad, Sommerfeld configurations in smectics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003) 045506. [ARXIV] [PDF]
C.D. Santangelo and P.Pincus, "Coiling instabilities in multilamellar tubes," Phys. Rev. E 66 (2002) 061501. [ARXIV] [PDF]
R. Ragnarsson, J.L. Ford, C.D. Santangelo and E. Bodenschatz, "Rifts in spreading wax layers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 76 (1996) 3456. [PDF]

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, "Self-folding origami: Buckling thin films with non-Euclidean metrics," New England Complex Fluids Workshop

May 19, 2009, JFI seminar, "Self-folding origami: Buckling thin films with non-Euclidean metrics," University of Chicago

October 2008, Brown University, "Self-folding origami: Buckling thin films with non-Euclidean 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 Self-Assembly," Colloquium, New York University

March 1, 2006, "Taming Competing Length Scales in Electrostatics and Self-Assembly," Colloquium, Georgia Institute of Technology

February 21, 2006, "Taming Competing Length Scales in Electrostatics and Self-Assembly," Invited Seminar, Chez Pierre Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology