Research

Feel free to browse the projects we are doing in the lab

computational biophysics

We are interested in developing a computational biophysics class will act as an elective course in the physics department and beyond. Together, we are designing the curriculum and reflecting on the skills necessary to accomplish each task as a means to effective teaching in the future.

Methods - Computational simulations, numerical analysis, data visualization, course design

People - Mac and Reece

mechanics of Collectives

Collective motion in schools of fish and flocks of birds provides awesome opportunities to learn how biological systems behave differently from engineered systems. Through high speed imaging of laboratory schools of fish, we aim to define the mechanical properties of an active material.

Methods - Build/design, soft matter, data optimization, image processing

People - Juliana, Alex, and Danny

Jumping Beans as Active Particles

Jumping beans are active particles that are driven away from equilibrium. We investigate motion of these beans within the framework of soft matter physics to describe their behaviors.

Methods - Active and soft matter, image processing

People - Devon

More experimental and computational projects to come!