We are a group of computational and theoretical materials scientists, whose research focuses on physics of materials and biophysics. The underlying theme of our research can be stated as “mesoscale modeling of hard and soft matter systems”. Current work includes studies of microstructure formation during solid-solid phase transformations and solidification, and 2-dimensional materials. More recently, the group has extended some of the coarse-grained methods developed in hard matter systems to address important biophysical phenomena in soft matter systems, such as structure and dynamics of compositional lipid microdomains in membranes and intracellular phase transitions.

To give you a flavor of our research interests, brief descriptions of some of the problems that we have been working on recently can be viewed via posts on the main page, while publications from the group can be found here.

Our research activities in hard matter systems are currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), while support for the soft matter activities are provided by Princeton University.