My research has been focused on the statistical physics of soft condensed matter, with particular emphasis on self- and directed assembly of block polymers, liquid crystals, and colloids. I am strongly attracted to interdisciplinary research, in particular, at areas where biology, chemistry and physics have common interests. The goal of my research is to understand the fundamental principles of the collective phenomena leading to controlled assembly and self-organization in soft matter, including biological materials.
- Directly Observing Micelle Fusion and Growth in Solution by Liquid-Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 17140 (2017).
- Mesoscale martensitic transformation in single crystals of topological defects,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 10011 (2017).
- Demixing by a Nematic Mean Field: Coarse-Grained Simulations of Liquid Crystalline Polymers,
Polymers 9, 88 (2017).
- A multi-chain polymer slip-spring model with fluctuating number of entanglements: Density fluctuations, confinement, and phase separation
The Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 014903 (2017).
- Segregation of liquid crystal mixtures in topological defects,
Nature Communications 8, 15064 (2017).
- Understanding Atomic-Scale Behavior of Liquid Crystals at Aqueous Interfaces,
J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 237 (2017).