College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences,
Nano Research Area
- Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
Most physical systems are not in equilibrium, but rather are subject to driving and/or dissipation. Far from equilibrium, where nonlinear effects become important, these systems display a rich array of complex behaviors. My laboratory research involves several such systems which depend on nanoscale behavior: the motion of surfactant molecules on thin liquid films and heterogeneities and fracture in biogel networks near the gelation/vulcanization transition.