I am an Assistant Professor in Physics and Complexity Science working in theoretical soft matter physics. My main interests at present are in applications of geometry and topology to the understanding of soft materials, where I have worked primarily on defects in liquid crystals, and self-propulsion in low Reynolds number hydrodynamics and active matter.
In 2013/2014 I will lecture the following courses:
I gave a one-off lecture on superconductivity as part of Rudo Römer's course PX394 Electrons in Solids. My lecture notes are available here.
- "Threading Dynamics of Ring Polymers in a Gel", ACS Macro Letters 3, 255-259 (2014).
with Davide Michieletto, Davide Marenduzzo, Enzo Orlandini and Matthew S. Turner
- "Knots and nonorientable surfaces in chiral nematics", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 14174-14179 (2013).
with Thomas Machon
- "Generating the Hopf Fibration Experimentally in Nematic Liquid Crystals", Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 237801 (2013).
with Bryan Gin-ge Chen, Paul J. Ackerman, Randall D. Kamien and Ivan I. Smalyukh
- "Conformal smectics and their many metrics", Phys. Rev. E 85, 070501(R) (2012).
with Randall D. Kamien and Ricardo A. Mosna
- "Disclination loops, point defects, and all that in nematic liquid crystals", Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 497-514 (2012).
with Bryan Gin-ge Chen, Elisabetta A. Matsumoto, and Randall D. Kamien
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