GRC LC 2015!

Liquid Crystallinity in Soft Matter at and Beyond Equilibrium Gordon Research Conference
June 21-26, 2015
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
Chair: Nicholas Abbott
Vice Chairs: Linda Hirst & Torsten Hegmann

A DNA Representation with a Bead-Spring Model

Our bodies may never stop surprising us with their complexity and perfect mechanics. In its complexity, there are biological functions which occur out of equilibrium, converting chemical to mechanical energy. Due to the importance of DNA it is imperative to study the biological functions that occur in this macromolecule which involves proteins. This is because…

Postdoctoral Research Position in Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter, Fluid Mechanics, and Statistical Physics

A postdoctoral position is available at the NSF funded Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (http://ifn.upr.edu) at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM) to work in the areas of theoretical soft condensed matter, statistical physics, and fluid mechanics. The postdoc will join a new, dynamic group exploring modeling of colloidal devices. This group is lead…

Graduate student Luis Y. Rivera-Rivera admitted to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Luis Y. Rivera-Rivera, a Mechanical Engineering graduate student and researcher in our group, has been admitted to the Chemical Engineering PhD program of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In addition to full financial support, Luis has also been selected to receive the prestigiousRackham Merit Fellowship Award. The University of Michigan provides this highly competitive award…

All undergraduate researchers from Córdova-Figueroa Group admitted to 2015 REU summer programs

Congratulations to undergraduate students Pablo Díaz, Wilfredo Méndez, Gabriel Vega, Luis Nieves, and Carlos Pérez for being admitted to REU programs for 2015 summer. They will work in areas related to blood flow in microcirculation, active particles, nano-scale physics and chemistry, biomedical engineering, and multiphase flow and heat transfer processes.   Pablo Díaz – SURE…

Diffusivity at a Granular Scale

One may think at first glance, that the diffusivity is a phenomenon limited to the molecular scale. However, diffusivity is also present at the granular level. You may ask, how can granular particles diffuse if there are no stochastic fluctuations at this stage? And even more when one is dealing with granular media at high…

Postdoctoral Research Position in Theoretical Active Soft Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics

A postdoctoral position is available at the NSF funded Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (http://ifn.upr.edu) at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM) to work in the areas of theoretical active soft condensed matter, statistical physics, and fluid mechanics. The postdoc will join a new, dynamic group exploring modeling of active particles, such as catalytic…