Research

Soft Matter

The Soft Matter Group in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech is at the interface between colloidal physics, nano-science, granular materials and hydrodynamics. We combine experiments at different lenght scales and theory to explore a range of scientific and thechonoligcal relevant topics such as the intimate mechanisms of the dynamics of fluid interfaces from the macroscopic down to the molecular level, the physics of liquid crystal materials in curved spaces, soft particles in complex fuilds, and self-assembly under confinement. The Soft Matter Group at Georgia Tech has a strong focus in basic science, which is constantly coupled with technological challanges including the development of new instrumentation, and new nano- and micro-fabrication methods.

Faculty Members:
Name Research Interests Research Website
Peter Yunker

Colloids, disordered solids, hierarchical structures, self- and directed-assembly of proteins, fluid-fluid interfaces

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Yunker Lab - Experimental Soft Matter Physics
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