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…

Postdoctoral Research Position in Active Matter and Systems

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM) to work in the area of active matter and colloidal hydrodynamics. The postdoctoral scholar will study, at a fundamental level, self-propulsion of catalytically driven colloidal particles. This work will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Ubaldo M. Córdova-Figueroa from the…

All undergraduate researchers from Córdova-Figueroa Group admitted to 2014 REU summer programs

Congratulations to Luis Nieves, Eddie Ramos, Wilfredo Méndez, Alexa González, and Carlos Pérez for being adminited to REU programs for this summer. They will work in areas related to polymer physics, biofluids, autonomous motion of catalytic particles, Brownian dynamics, and molecular dynamics.   Luis Nieves – MURF at California Institute of Technology (advisor: John F.…