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