What is SMatCH?
Princeton has an amazing community of researchers whose work deals with soft materials: liquids, polymers, foams, gels, colloids, granular materials, as well as most soft biological materials and many living systems. SMatCH provides an opportunity for us all to come together!

In particular, SMatCH provides a venue to meet other people with mutual interests over cookies-free thanks to support by PRISM, coffee (free!), and talk about research or anything else. We usually have two or three mini-talks or a longer seminar followed by general mingling and discussion.

Fall 2022 SMatCH schedule:
October 27, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Zehao Pan, MAE postdoc,
on "Poroelastic extrusion of entangled fibers"
- Qiwei Yu, QCB PhD student,
on "Pattern formation of phase-separated lipid domains in membranes"
- Navid Hooshanginejad, Postdoctoral researcher at Brown University,
on "Vibration-induced fog harvesting"

November 3, 2022 at 11am-longer seminar (William Pierson Field Lecture):
- Satish Kumar, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, U. Minnesota
on "Dynamic wetting failure and air entrainment in coating flows"

November 10, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Emily Chen, CBE PhD student,
on "Influence of confining geometry on viscoelastic flow instabilities"
- Diana Valverde Mendez, PHY PhD student,
on "3D motion of nanoscopic probes inside live bacteria"

December 1, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Carolina Trenado Yuste, LSI postdoc,
on "Morphological instability of competing bacterial colonies"
- Satyen Dhamankar, CBE PhD student,
on "Multi-stimuli-responsiveness of polymer solutions with anisotropic interactions"

December 8, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Babak Vajdi Hokmabad, CBE postdoc,
on "Collective behavior of microswimmers in viscoelastic media"
- Annie Stephenson, EEB postdoc,
on "Collective behavior from light scattering in structural color to human social systems"

December 15, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Haina Wang, CHM PhD student,
on "Realizability of iso-$g_2$ processes via effective interactions"
- Barath Venkateswaran, CBE PhD student,
on "Growing elastomeric stalactites on different substrate morphologies"

Where is SMatCH?
SMatCH is back to being in-person for Fall 2022, in E-Quad A210 (Lapidus Lounge) with coffee and tea available in the adjacent room A214.

When is SMatCH?
Thursdays from 3-4pm unless otherwise specified.

Who can attend SMatCH?
Anyone interested in soft materials! Undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and researchers, faculty--anyone.

How can I find out about future SMatCH meetings?
Email Alejandro Martinez-Calvo to be added to the list serv.

Past SMatCH meetings
October 14, 2022 at 1pm-longer seminar:
- Ravi Jagadeeshan, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
on "Understanding the sol-gel transition of associative polymer solutions"

October 6, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Philippe Coussot, Professor, Laboratoire Navier (Univ Gustave Eiffel, CNRS, Ecole des PontsParisTech)
on "The role of bound water diffusion in water transfers through cellulose-based materials (wood, paper, textiles, etc)"

September 29, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Cristian Staii, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University
on "Neuronal biomechanics measured using combined atomic force – traction force microscopy"

September 22, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Vishrut Garg, Modeling and Data Sciences, Air Products and Chemicals
on "Fundamental studies of textured surfaces in distillation columns"

September 15, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Kevin Gunter, CBE PhD student,
on "Tuning crystallinity and tie molecule formation
via comonomer inclusion in random semicrystalline copolymers"
- Hongbo Zhao, BioE PBI^2 Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Chemotactic motility-induced phase separation"

September 8, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Sadeq Saleh, MAE postdoc
on "Additive Manufacturing: Trends, Applications, and Design Process"

May 12, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Morgane Houssais, Visiting Researcher, UCSB and Clark U. / Visiting Assistant Professor, Worcester State U.
on "Near-yield dynamics of sediment under porous flow stresses"

May 5, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Xiaojin Zheng, CEE Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Molecular Dynamic Simulation of Large-scale Clay Barrier Systems at High Temperature and Pressure"
- Bumjun Kim, CBE Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Controlling the formation of nanoparticles stabilized with enteric coating polymers for the development of non-parenteral drug delivery systems"
- Hang Zhang, CHE PhD student,
on "Molecular dynamics investigation of polymer-polymer contact charging by ion transfer"

April 28, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Andrew Pyo, PHY PhD Student,
on "Surface tension of biomolecular condensates"
- Yongji Wang, GEO Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Fluid fragmentation from drop impact"
- Lauren W. Taylor, PCCM Postdoctoral researcher,
on "The Effect of Small Changes in Monomer Sequence on Polymer Phase Behavior"

April 21, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Quentin Brosseau, Postdoctoral researcher, U. Penn
on "Tuning the upstream migration of microswimmers "

April 14, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Haina Wang, CHE PhD student,
on "Dynamic measure of hyperuniformity and nonhyperuniformity in heterogeneous media via the diffusion spreadability"
- Clement Chan, CBE Postdoctoral researcher,
on "3D Printing of Liquid Crystalline Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Towards Tunable and Sustainable Volumetric Photonic Structures"

April 7, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Victoria Muir, PhD candidate in Bioengineering, U. Penn
on "Designing granular hydrogel biomaterials for biomedical applications"

March 31, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Junshi Wang, MAE Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Transport Features of Airflow During Speech"
- Shawn M. Maguire, CBE Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Leveraging Thermodynamic and Kinetic Insights to Design Functional Polymer Grafted Nanoparticle Composites"

March 31, 2022 at 12:30pm (in person in Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building room 399)-longer seminar:
- Cornelius (Kees) Storm, Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
on "Between a soft and a hard place: Individual and collective cellular durotaxis"

March 24, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Fernando Temprano Coleto, Andlinger Center Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow,
on "One-step water microfiltration and disinfection through diffusiophoresis"
- Fan Chen, ECE PhD student,
on "Nonequilibrium growth of multicomponent periodic structures"

March 22, 2022 at 4:30pm (in person in E-Quad J223)-longer seminar:
- Miguel Ruiz-Garcia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
on "Emerging collective phenomena: from nonlinear flow networks to active matter"

March 3, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Ousmane Kodio, Instructor in Applied Mathematics, MIT,
on "Growth and forms of some active soft matter"

February 24, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Camille Duprat, Professor, LadHyX, Ecole polytechnique,
on "Wetting of textiles"

February 17, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Amaresh Sahu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Weill Cornell Medicine,
on "Absolute/convective instabilities and front propagation in lipid membrane tubes"

February 10, 2022 at 3pm-mini-talks:
- Matt Black, QCB PhD student,
on "Capillary attraction facilitates bacterial collective dynamics"
- Sina Hassanjani Saravi, CBE Postdoctoral researcher,
on "Investigating the Complex Phase Behavior of Salt-Water-Alcohol Ternary Solutions from Molecular Simulations"

February 3, 2022 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Sophie Marbach, Courant Instructor, NYU,
on "The Nanocaterpillar's random walk Or how to move with jiggly and sticky feet"

December 16, 2021 at 3pm (in person)-longer seminar:
- Tom Solomon, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Bucknell University,
on "Active mixing in laminar flows: How is a swimming microbe like a forest fire?"

December 9, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Alexandre Bisson, Assistant Professor of Biology at Brandeis University,
on "The perks of being squishy: the evolution of new (hidden) cell behavior guided by physical properties"

December 2, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Reza Moini, Assistant Professor of CEE,
on "3D-printed Concrete: Rheology and Failure Mechanisms"
- Sebastian Gonzalez La Corte, QCB graduate student,
on "Microbial Colony Morphogenesis in Polymeric Environments"
- Murray Skolnick, CHE graduate student,
on "Understanding Degeneracy of Two-Point Correlation Functions via Debye Random Media"
- Tianhao Li, CHE graduate student,
on "Re-entrant Phase Separation of DNA Nanostar Systems"

November 4, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Philippe Bourriane, MAE postdoctoral fellow,
on "Air flows in Opera"
- Xiaohan Li, CEE graduate student,
on "Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of the microphysics of liquid water in aerosol particles"
- Yongick Cho, CHE graduate student,
on "Nucleation kinetics of fuel-driven self-assembly"
- Isaac Breinyn, LSI graduate student,
on "Flipping the switch on swelling cellular spheroids"

October 28, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Avery Agles, CBE graduate student,
on "Molecular dynamics of biofilm water"
- Danielle Chase, MAE graduate student,
on "Hydrodynamically induced particle drift near corrugated surfaces"
- Ushnish Rana, CBE graduate student,
on "Phase separation vs aggregation behavior for model disordered proteins"

October 14, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Abby Plummer, PRISM postdoctoral fellow,
on "Instability, frustration, and phase transitions in puckered sheets"
- Ambika Somasundar, PRISM postdoctoral fellow,
on "Motility and Transport Behavior in Enzyme-Lipid Systems"
- James Roggeveen, MAE graduate student,
on "Drifting of an Asymmetric Bent Rod in Two-Dimensional Shear Flow"

October 7, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Lucia Stein-Montalvo, CEE postdoctoral fellow,
on "Circumferential buckling of plates and shells"
- Daniel Lee, QCB graduate student,
on "Liquid-like condensates modulate local intracellular dynamics "
- Anvitha Sudhakar, MAE graduate student,
on "Stress ball morphogenesis and self-folding origami"

September 30, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Evgeniy Boyko, MAE postdoctoral fellow,
on "Flow rate-pressure drop relation for complex fluids in narrow geometries"

September 27, 2021 at 12:15pm-CBPF seminar (rescheduled from September 2):
- Louise Jawerth, Assistant Professor of Physics at Leiden University,
on "Fiber growth, ultra-low surface tensions and glass-like aging: Protein condensates as novel materials"

September 16, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Alejandro Martinez-Calvo, PCTS/CBE postdoctoral fellow,
on "Roughening instability of growing three-dimensional bacterial colonies"

September 9, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Hongbo Zhao, BioE PIB2 postdoctoral fellow,
on "Learning the physics of pattern formation from images"
- Trevor Grand Pre, CBPF postdoctoral fellow,
on "Thermodynamics and growth in active matter"
- Doug Scott, CBE graduate student,
on "Effect of Polymer Tg on the Stability of Salted Colloidal Dispersions"

May 13, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Valeri Frumkin, Postdoc at MIT,
on "Fluidic Shaping of Optical Components"

May 6, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Galen Mandes, CBE graduate student,
on "Thermo-responsive hydrogels for atmospheric water harvesting"
- Shunsuke Shimobayashi, CBE postdoc,
on "Nucleation landscape of biomolecular condensates"

April 22, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Ricard Alert Zenon, PCTS fellow,
on "Stability of chemotactic fronts: How single-cell sensing ability governs population-scale morphology"
- Danielle Chase, MAE graduate student,
on "Relaxation of a fluid-filled blister on a porous substrate"
- Sijie Tong, MAE graduate student,
on "Viscoelastic properties of tissues in the vertex model"

April 8, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Jean-Francois Louf, CBE postdoc,
on "Drying-induced buckling of hydrogels"
- Marcel Louis, MAE graduate student,
on "Nanostructured Complex Fluids for Biofilm Removal"
- Kevin Suh, CBE PhD student,
on "Collective cell behavior of tissue healing from millimeter-scale 'inner wounds'"

March 25, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Sayantan Dutta, CBE graduate student,
on "Measuring cytoplasmic flow field in the Drosophila oocyte"
- Paul Kaneelil, MAE graduate student,
on "Symmetry breaking in a parallel two-phase flow"
- Sehmus Ozden, PCCM postdoc,
on "Assembly of Proteins into Multifunctional Hierarchical Aerogels"

March 11, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Srividya Iyer-Biswas, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University,
on "Non-trivial status quo: stochastic homeostasis, growth, and form"

March 4, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Kimberly Weirich, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University,
on "Self-organization and shape change in biopolymer liquid crystals"

February 25, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Etienne Jambon Puillet, CBE postdoc,
on "Elastic amplification of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in solidifying melts"
- Daniel Lee, QCB graduate student,
on "Chromatin Mechanics Dictates Subdiffusion and Coarsening Dynamics of Embedded Condensates?"
- Elena Cho, CBE PhD student,
on "Cell-mimetic surfaces alter collective cell dynamics"

February 11, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Moumita Das, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rochester Institute of Technology,
on "Mechanics and fracture properties of articular cartilage and cartilage-inspired soft materials"

January 28, 2021 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Gennady Gor, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at NJIT,
on "Compressibility of Nanoconfined Fluids"

January 12, 2021 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Jessica Wilson, MAE graduate student,
on "Drops on parallel fibers in a crosswind: paired parallel pearls"
- Pierre Ronceray, PCTS fellow,
on "Nanodroplets?"

December 10, 2020 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Tal Cohen, Robert N. Noyce Career Development Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental and Mechanical Engineering at MIT,
on "Growth, instability, and failure: bringing order into the chaos of natural phenomena"

December 9, 2020 at 9am-longer seminar:
- Jean-Christophe Baret, Professor and CNRS team leader of Soft Micro Systems at the University of Bordeaux,
topic TBA

December 3, 2020 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Will Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
on "Programmable phase behavior in biopolymer solutions"

November 12, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Jenna Ott, PhD student in CBE,
on "To Biofilm or Not To Biofilm: It All Depends on the Surrounding Medium!"
- Francisco Cruz-Mazo, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Pinch-off of liquid jets across the spatio-temporal scales"
- Alexander McWeeney, Undergraduate in Math,
on "High Dimensional Continuum Percolation: Theoretical Predictions vs. Simulations"

November 5, 2020 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Michael Webb, Assistant Professor of CBE,
on "Integrating Coarse-Grained Modeling, Machine Learning, and Optimization for Biopolymer Design"

October 29, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Emily Davidson, Assistant Professor of CBE,
on "Role of 3DP in controlling local liquid crystal elastomer mesostructure evolution"
- Chris Browne, PhD student in CBE,
on "Patchy elastic turbulence in porous media"
- Ricard Alert, Postdoc in PCTS,
on "Steering toward the crowd: Interparticle torques cause phase separation in active Janus colloids"

October 8, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Kurt Ristroph, PhD student in CBE,
on "Internal liquid crystal structures in nanocarriers containing drug hydrophobic ion pairs dictate drug release"
- Tejas Dethe, PhD student in MAE,
on "Effect of Crystal Symmetry-breaking on Wave Propagation through Phononic Crystals"
- Christopher Ushay, PhD student in CBE,
on "Chain Reactions: The Dynamics of Catching a Filament in Free Fall"

October 1, 2020 at 3pm-longer seminar:
- Gregg Duncan, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland,
on "Understanding mucus barrier function towards respiratory viruses"

September 24, 2020 at 3pm-30 min talk:
- Samantha McBride, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in MAE,
on "Composite effects of phase change and fluid instabilities during evaporation of a saline drop: crystal patterning and self-ejection"

September 17, 2020 at 3pm-30 min talk:
- Ankur Gupta, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Thick Double Layers: From Energy Storage to Diffusiophoresis"

September 10, 2020 at 3pm-30 min talk:
- Qingjun (Judy) Yang, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at
University of Minnesota, former Princeton postdoc,
on "The mysterious transport of carbon and bacteria in soil"

August 27, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Yu Xia, Postdoc in CBE,
on "Liquid Crystalline Organic Semiconductors"
- Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Postdoc in ACEE,
on "Chemotactic Smoothing of Bacterial Populations"

August 20, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Emily Sun, PhD student in CEE,
on "Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Quartz Nanopore Wetting by Water vs. CO2"
- Christina Kurzthaler, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Optimizing Transport of Active Agents in Porous Media"

August 13, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Xinyi Shen, PhD student in CEE,
on "Clay Swelling"
- Amy Strom, Postdoc in CBE,
on "The Liquid Nucleome: phase separation in, on and around the genome"

August 6, 2020 at 3pm-mini talks:
- Troy Shinbrot, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University,
on "Peculiarities of Peeling Tape"
- Yoonji Kim, PhD student in Molecular Biology,
on "Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Drives Telomere Condensation and Protective Function"

July 30, 2020 at 3pm-30 min talk:
- Yaojun Zhang, Postdoc in Physics,
on "Magic numbers shape the phase diagram of biomolecular condensates"

July 23, 2020 at 3pm-30 min talk:
- Katherine Copenhagen, Postdoc in Physics,
on "Topological defects promote layer formation in bacteria colonies"

March 3, 2020 at 3pm - longer seminar-location is Lapidus Lounge, A210:
- Etienne Barthel, CNRS research director and head of Soft Matter Science and Engineering at ESPCI Paris,
on "How a triple line depins-Dewetting on periodic surfaces (with a bonus on soft/dynamic textures)"

February 28, 2020 at 3pm:
- Xiaohui Xu, Postdoc in CBE,
on "A porous medium composed of photo- and temperature-responsive microgels"
- Christopher Ushay, PhD student in CBE,
on "Multiphase Flow Through Hairy Channels"

February 24, 2020 at 3pm - longer seminar:
- Arianna Soldati, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at LMU Munich,
on "Hot soft rock on the move: the rheology of lava flows"

February 21, 2020 at 3pm - longer seminar:
- Jim Gilchrist, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University,
on "Watching Paint Dry: Microstructure Evolution and Viscous Fingering in Particle-Based Coatings"

February 14, 2020 at 3pm - longer seminar:
- Sam Dillavou, PhD student in Physics at Harvard,
on "The Hidden Dynamics of Static Friction"

February 7, 2020 at 3pm:
- Bernardo de Gouveia, PhD student in CBE, on
"The fiber coating problem in molecular biology:
condensed protein films on microtubules are Rayleigh-Plateau unstable"
- Philippe Bourrianne, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Levitation of fizzy droplets"

December 6, 2019 at 3pm:
- Jenna Ott, PhD student in CBE,
on "Soft matter physics in the lungs"
- Thomas E. Gartner III, Postdoc in Chemistry,
on "Coarse-grained modeling of polymer and colloidal self-assembly"

November 22, 2019 at 3pm:
- Joanna Schneider, PhD student in CBE,
on "Using colloidal deposition for mobilization of fluids in porous media"
- Siddhartha Sarkar, PhD student in MAE,
on "Mechanical properties of thermalized cylindrical shells"

November 15 at 3pm - longer seminar:
- Prabhu Nott, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science,
on "Coherent force transmission in disordered particle media, and its relation to macroscopic mechanics"

November 8, 2019 at 3pm:
- Jaeuk Kim, PhD student in Physics,
on "Multifunctional Composites for Elastic and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation"
- Lingzhi Cai, PhD student in CBE,
on "Harnessing interfacial instabilities in polymer melts"

October 18, 2019 at 3pm:
- Sravya Jangareddy, PhD student in CBE,
on "Miscibility enhancement in block copolymers containing polyisoprene"
- Christina Kurzthaler, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Particle motion nearby rough surfaces"

October 4, 2019 at 3pm:
- Guang Chen, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Electrostatics in nano-confined colloidal dispersions and polyelectrolyte solutions"
- Michael Palmer, PhD student in CBE,
on "Mechanical wrapping by smooth muscle directs epithelial morphogenesis in the lungs"
- Etienne Jambon-Puillet, Postdoc in CBE,
on "Deformation and bursting of elastic capsules impacting solid walls"

September 20, 2019 at 3pm:
- Lailai Zhu, Postdoc in MAE,
on "Propulsion driven by self-oscillation via an electrohydrodynamic instability"
- Phil von Tiedemann, Visiting PhD student from U. Mainz,
on "Starblock copolymers"

August 20, 2019 at 3pm:
- Navid Bizmark, Postdoc in PRISM, on "Multiscale dynamics of colloidal particle transport in porous media"
- Baptiste Neel, Postdoc in MAE, on "Cylinder collision and fragmentation"
- Matthew Heinrich, PhD student in MAE,
on "Cell Cycle and Growth Dynamics of Large, Unconstrained Tissues"

August 8, 2019 at 1pm - longer seminar - please note, this seminar will be in Andlinger 103:
Sophie Roman, Associate Professor at the University of Orleans, France,
on "Multiphase Flow and Reactive Transport in Porous Media: an experimental microfluidic approach"

July 30, 2019 at 3pm:
Ben Weiner, PhD student in Physics, on "Motif Sequences and Intracellular Phase Separation"
Alireza Hooshanginejad, PhD student in MAE at the University of Minnesota,
on "Breakup of a droplet under a stagnation-point flow"
Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Postdoc in ACEE, on "Bacteria in 3D porous media"

July 23, 2019 at 3pm - longer seminar - please note, this seminar will be in Andlinger 103:
Jae Woo Chung, Associate Professor of Organic Materials and Fiber Engineering at Soongsil University,
on "Self-Healable Supramolecular Network Using Dynamic Bond: Fundamental, Design, and Application"

July 16, 2019 at 3pm:
Katelyn Randazzo, PhD student in CBE,
on "Growth of Irreversibly Adsorbed Layers and Resulting Local Tg Perturbances in Polymer Nanocomposites"
Alisya Anlas, PhD student in CBE,
on "Tissue mechanics dictates survival strategies in breast cancer cells"

July 9, 2019 at 3pm - longer seminar:
R. Konane Bay, PhD student in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst,
on "Deformation and Failure Mechanisms of Ultra-Thin Polymer Films"

July 2, 2019 at 3pm:
Anna Frishman, Postdoctoral Fellow at PCTS,
on "Weber number dependence in the breakup of a soap film bridge"
Jean-François Louf, Postdoc in CBE,
on "Fluid-structure interactions enable mechanosensitive intercellular transport"
Brian Chang, Postdoc in Biology at Temple University,
on "Legged Locomotion on Sand Dunes and Sandy Footprints"

June 27, 2019 at 3pm - longer seminar:
T. S. Ramakrishnan, Scientific Advisor at Schlumberger-Doll Research,
on "Fluid dynamics of capillary rise"

June 25, 2019 at 3pm - longer seminar:
Roman Voronov, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at NJIT,
on "Directed fibroblast migration in tissue pore-sized confines of microfluidic pores"

June 21, 2019 at 3pm - longer seminar:
Anand Oza, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT,
on "Coarse-grained models for interacting flapping swimmers"

June 18, 2019 at 3pm:
- Min Pack, Postdoc in MAE, on "The role of extensional rheology on droplets bouncing on air"
- Jakub Pekalski, Postdoc in CBE, on "Anisotropic patterns formed by isotropic particles"
- Amir Pahlavan, Postdoc in MAE, on "Phase change in multicomponent droplets"

June 11, 2019 at 3pm - longer seminar:
Jaume Casademunt, Professor of Physics at the University of Barcelona,
on "Universal scaling of active nematic turbulence"

June 4, 2019 at 1pm - longer seminar, please note different time:
Enkeleida Lushi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at NJIT,
on "Micro-swimmers in complex confinement"

April 30, 2019 at 3pm:
- Bryan Nerger, PhD student in CBE, on "Self-assembly of collagen fibers in evaporating droplets"
- Jeremy Cho, Postdoc in CBE, on "Universal scaling of desiccation crack patterns in shrinkable, granular packings"

April 16, 2019 at 3pm:
- Qingjun (Judy) Yang, Postdoc in MAE, on "How does organic matter stay in soils for thousands of years?"
- Ya Gai, Postdoc in MAE, on "Engineering spindle assembly in cell-sized droplets"

April 2, 2019 at 3pm:
- Endao Han, Postdoc in Biophysics, on "Dynamics of dense particulate suspensions"
- Chet Markwalter, PhD student in CBE, on
"Formulating peptide and protein therapeutics for nanoparticle drug delivery"

March 12, 2019 at 3pm:
- Bernardo de Gouveia, PhD student in CBE, on
"Driving forces for microtubule transport in the mitotic spindle"
- Rocky Diegmiller, PhD student in CBE, on "Symmetry breaking in the Drosophila germline cyst"

February 26, 2019 at 3pm:
- Sijie Tong, PhD student in MAE, on "Mechanical response of wrinkled structures"
- Sayantan Dutta, PhD student in CBE, on
"Two dimensional reaction-diffusion framework in Drosophila embryo"

February 12, 2019 at 3pm:
- Philip Hochendoner, Postdoc at PRISM, on "Microfluidics for diagnostic cancer exosome Isolation"
- Zheng Ma, PhD student in Physics, on "Self-organized hyperuniform systems"
- Pierre Ronceray, Postdoc at PCTS, on "Learning forces from Brownian trajectories"

December 4, 2018 at 2pm:
- Behrooz Ferdowsi, Postdoc in Geosciences,
on "Granular physics of earthquake fault friction and nucleation processes"
- Daniel Amchin, PhD student in CBE,
on "Dynamic phase behavior of motile bacteria in complex environments"

November 20, 2018 at 2pm:
- Wes Reinhart, PhD student in CBE,
on "Engineering the assembly of colloidal crystals for photonics applications"
- Mohamed El Hedi Bahri, PhD student in MAE,
on "Influence of Thermal Fluctuations on the Elastic Moduli of a 2-D Anisotropic Crystal"

November 9, 2018 at 3pm - longer seminar:
George Fytas, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Crete
and External Member of the Max Planck Society,
on "Harnessing hypersound phonons in nanostructured soft matter"

November 6, 2018 at 2pm:
- Emre Turkoz, PhD student in MAE,
on "Simulation of Viscoelastic Filament Thinning with the Oldroyd-B Model"
- Nancy Lu, PhD student in CBE,
on "Controlling flow pathways by reshaping porous media"

October 16, 2018 at 2pm:
- Jing Yan, Postdoc in MAE/MOL,
on "Building a home the V. cholerae way: Mechanomorphogenesis of biofilms"
- KC Lin, PhD student in EE, on
"The evolution accelerator drives PC3-Epi prostate cancer cells to become
polyploid, resistant and mesenchymal on a docetaxel gradient"
- David Barth, Research Specialist in the PRISM Cleanroom,
on "Soft materials processing in the PRISM Cleanroom"

October 4, 2018 at 2:30pm in A214 (Lapidus Lounge)
longer seminar:
Francois Ganachaud, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, INSA-Lyon,
on "The Ouzo effect: Some unknown about the physical chemistry behind the process"

October 2, 2018 at 2pm:
- Boyang Qin, Postdoc in MAE/MOL,
on "Flow Resistance and Structures in Viscoelastic Channel Flows at Low Re"
- Chris Browne, PhD student in CBE,
on "Spatial Structure of Elastic Turbulence in Porous Media"
- Ricard Alert Zenon, Postdoc in Physics,
on "Turbulence in Active Liquid Crystals"

September 18, 2018 at 2pm:
- Sayantan Dutta, PhD student in CBE,
on "A Dynamic Algorithm to Generate Nuclear Packing of Drosophila Blastoderm"
- Gul Zerze, Postdoc in CBE,
on "Computational Investigation of the Effect of Backbone Chiral Inversions on Peptide Structure"

August 20, 2018:
- Fernando Rossine, PhD student in EEB, on "Collective behavior in slime molds and the role of diffusion"
- Antonio Perazzo, Postdoc in MAE, on "Viscoelastic properties of semidilute polyelectrolyte solutions"

August 15, 2018 - longer seminar at 4pm:
Pablo Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science,
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Dean for Research at Princeton,
on "Evaporation transitions of water in nanoscale confinement"

August 6, 2018:
- Antonia Statt, Postdoc in PCCM/CBE, on "Simulations of network forming star polymers"
- Suin Shim, Postdoc in MAE, on "CO2 driven diffusiophoresis"

July 23, 2018:
- Guang Chen, Postdoc in MAE, on "A Theoretical Model for Polyelectrolyte Solution with Salt Effect"
- Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Postdoc in Andlinger Center/CBE, on "Life in a tight spot"

July 9, 2018:
- Jared Klein, PhD student in CBE, on "The Effects of Stereoinversion on Structure and Phase Transitions of Hydrogenated Polynorbornenes"
- Jasmin Imran Alsous, PhD student in CBE, on "A simple model of clonal dominance"

July 2, 2018 - longer seminar:
Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
on "Disordered Cellular Matter: Structure as a key to Mechanics and the Energy Landscape"

June 25, 2018:
- Ian Bourg, Assistant Professor in CEE, title TBA
- Katie Goodwin, PhD student in QCB, on "Smooth muscle differentiation sculpts emerging branches during embryonic mouse lung development"

June 18, 2018 - longer seminar:
Ernesto Altshuler, Professor, Group of Complex Systems and Statistical Physics at University of Havana, Cuba,
on "Ants: From collective to individual behavior"

June 11, 2018:
- Luc Deike, Assistant Professor in MAE/PEI, on "Bursting bubbles"
- Ricard Alert Zenon, Postdoc in Physics, on "Active wetting of epithelial tissues"

June 6, 2018:
Longer seminar by Martin Lenz, CNRS researcher at LPTMS, CNRS & U. Paris-Sud, France,
on "Slimming down through frustration"

May 14, 2018:
- PT Brun, Assistant Professor in CBE, on "Lazy design of soft materials"
- Andreas Kourouklis, Postdoc in CBE, on "Using soft materials to elucidate cellular and tissue mechanisms"

April 30, 2018:
- Dan Bracha, Postdoc in CBE, on "Mapping local and global liquid-liquid phase separation in living cells using light-activated multivalent seeds"
- Jeremy Cho, Postdoc in CBE, on "Crack this: These particle networks keep healing!"

April 16, 2018:
- Wes Reinhart, PhD student in CBE, on "Strategies for engineering patchy particle crystals"
- Sheng Mao, Postdoc in MAE, on "Multicomponent phase behavior inspired by membraneless compartmentalization"

April 9, 2018: No SMatCH (PCTS workshop)

March 26, 2018:
- Vicki Lee, PhD student in CBE, on "Internally-structured polymer colloids via Flash NanoPrecipitation of Block Copolymers"
- Farzan Beroz, PhD student in Physics, on "Verticalization of bacterial biofilms"

March 12, 2018:
- Jessica Wilson, PhD student in MAE, on "Multi-Ion Diffusiophoresis"
- APS March Meeting recap: Vicki Lee, Nancy Lu, Antonia Statt, Lailai Zhu, Sujit Datta

March 5, 2018: No SMatCH (APS March Meeting)

February 19, 2018:
- Francesco Sciortino, Professor of Physics at Sapienza Universita di Roma, on "Playing with DNA particles"
- Matej Krajnc, Postdoc in CBE, on "Fluidization of sheet-like tissues by active cell rearrangements"
- Ankur Gupta, Postdoc in MAE, on "Consequences of Asymmetry in Electrolyte Valence on Diffuse-Charge Dynamics"

February 5, 2018:
- Daniel Cohen, Assistant Professor in MAE, on "Crowd Control: swarming + soft matter to engineer tissues"
- Pierre Ronceray, Postdoc at PCTS, on "Nonlinear Stress Inference Microscopy"
- Michael Howard, PhD student in CBE, on "Evaporation-induced stratification in colloidal mixtures"

January 8, 2018: first ever SMatCH meeting!

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