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
Jennifer Curtis

Cell biophysics. Cell mechanics of adhesion, migration and dynamics. Immunophysics and immunoengineering. Hyaluronan glycobiology. Hyaluronan...

Curtis Lab Website
Alberto Fernandez-Nieves

Physics of soft materials with a focus on the connection between microscopic order and macroscopic properties


Soft Condensed Matter Laboratory
Paul Goldbart

Soft random matter, superconductivity, superfluidity, nanoscience, ultracold gases, quantum information, theoretical physics.

Research website
Daniel Goldman

The biomechanics of locomotion of organisms and robots on and within complex materials. Physics of granular media.

My research integrates...

Goldman Lab Website (contains up-to-date info on publications, news, CV, etc)
Elisabetta Matsumoto Soft Condensed Matter Physics; Geometry of Materials; Applied Mathematics; Materials Engineering; Nonlinear Elasticity Matsumoto's Group
Simon Sponberg

Neuromechancis, Locomotor Control, Multiscale Physics of Muscle, Maneuverability, Computational Neuroscience

For publications please refer...

Sponberg Lab Website
Peter Yunker

Nonequilibrium systems, densely packed active matter with life and death events, microbial physics, structural mechanics, fracture mechanics,...

Yunker Lab - Soft Matter of Life and Death