Here is a(n incomplete) list of the researchers that influenced me throughout graduate school and beyond:

My postdoc advisor Mike Murrell

My PhD advisor Dan Blair

Jeff Urbach -boundary stresses

Peter Olmsted -theory of biological systems

John Royer -experimental colloids and grains

John Williamson -application of theory to Soft Matter

Dan Chen -rheology and bio systems

Pramukta Kumar -useful Leica –> Matlab software

The Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology -more than a user facility

David Kaplan -everything reconstituted silk

Chris Holland -everything native silk

Eric Weeks -website providing the “Who’s Who” list of Soft Matter


Recent Posts

New Home

I defended my thesis titled “I celebrate my silk, and shear my silk: assembly and rheology of reconstituted silk protein.” Read some Walt Whitman. Although I have some loose ends to tie up, I’m afraid my silk escapades are on hiatus for now.

I have since started a postdoc at Yale in the Murrell group. More details to come.

  1. APS March Meeting recap Leave a reply
  2. Upcoming Talk: Percolation is not the end of gelation Leave a reply
  3. Protein phase separation Leave a reply
  4. Fotografiert mit dem iPhone 6 Leave a reply
  5. The 2016 Physics Nobel is for … what? Leave a reply
  6. The first citation Leave a reply
  7. Imaging a collagen network under shear Leave a reply
  8. Silk in the News: “Dragon Silk” Leave a reply
  9. PMMA particles on silk fibers Leave a reply