Lipid bilayer vesicles:
Effects of binding of particles, polymers or proteins; vesicle-based solid gels; active membranes with switchable permeability; pipette aspiration for mechanical measurements (Rui Cao, Zach Curtis, Arash Manafirad, Sarah Zuraw-Weston).
at Liquid Interfaces:
Interface curvature and capillary interactions; mechanical properties of particle rafts; contact angle hysteresis;ion partitioning at fluid interfaces (Shivank Doshi, Wei He, Rob Keane)
charge, contact forces, structure and stress (Abdoul Ayouba, Freeman Dong, Jeremy Laprade, Oscar Said Hernandez-Daguer)
Novel Functional Materials via Self-
Autonomous self-repairing materials, photovoltaics, or electronics (Anwesha Saha, Ian Murphy)
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).
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: