LRSM MRSEC Highlights

Highlights (2017-2023)

Machine Learning & Softness: Characterizing local structure and rearrangements in disordered solids
Paulo E. Arratia & Douglas J. Durian, University of Pennsylvania
05/01/2019
Membraneless Organelles Build from Engineered Assemblies of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Matthew Good, Daniel Hammer & Elizabeth Rhoades, University of Pennsylvania
05/01/2019
Program with Southern Africa
Mark Licurse & Ashley Wallace. University of Pennsylvania
05/01/2019
SEED: Cnoidal Wave Propagation in an Elastic Metamaterial
Celia Reina, Jordan Raney, Prashant K. Purohit. University of Pennsylvania
05/01/2019
Shaping Nanoparticle Fingerprints at the Interface of Cholesteric Droplets
Shu Yang, Kathleen Stebe & Randall Kamien, University of Pennsylvania
05/01/2019
Structural Chemo-Mechanics of Fibrous Networks
Ehsan Ban, Paul Janmey, Vivek Shenoy, University of Pennsylvania
05/01/2019
Universal Signatures of Plasticity in a Wide Range of Disordered Solids
P.E. Arraita, R.W. Carpick, D.J. Durian, Z. Fakhraai, D. Lee, A.J. Liu, R. Riggleman, K.T. Turner, A.G. Yodh
06/01/2018

Highlights (2011-2017)

A new measure of structure in disordered materials
Douglas Durian and Andrea Liu
06/01/2017
Heterogeneity in the small-scale deformation behavior of disordered nanoparticle packings
J. A. Lefever, T. D. B. Jacobs, Q. Tam, J. L. Hor, Y.-R. Huang, D. Lee, & R. W. Carpick
06/01/2017
Hybrid Cell-Like Vesicular Assemblies from Bacterial Membranes and Synthetic Components
D. A. Hammer, M. L. Klein, M. Goulian, V. Percec
06/01/2017
Intellectual Merit: Long correlation length for glassy dynamics
Zahra Fakhraai, Karen Winey, and Robert Riggleman
06/01/2017
Lego Optics Lab at GEMS Summer Camp
Cherie Kagan
06/01/2017
MRSEC-Related Research by High School Students
V. Percec, M. Kozlowski, D. Durian, A. R. McGhie & M. W. Licurse
06/01/2017
Philadelphia Science Festival 2016
Zahra Fakhraai, Andrew R. McGhie & Mark Licurse
06/01/2017
Polycatenar Ligands Control Nanocrystal Synthesis and Self-Assembly
Diroll, Jishkariani, Cargnello, Murray (University of Pennsylvania), Donnio (CNRS)
06/01/2017
SEED Team Builds Simple Microrobots from DNA
T.S. Shim, D. Chenoweth, D. Lee, S.J. Park, J.C. Crocker
06/01/2017
2016 MRSEC Education Directors Meeting
A. R. McGhie & M. W. Licurse
11/04/2016
6th Annual Philadelphia Materials Day
A. R. McGhie & M. W. Licurse
06/01/2016
All Nanocrystal Electronics
C.B. Murray & C.R. Kagan (IRG-4)
06/01/2016
Dendrimer-Nanocrystal Building Blocks
L. Hough, C. B. Murray, & B. Donnio (IRG-4)
06/01/2016
Dirac Line Nodes in Inversion Symmetric Crystals
C. L. Kane & A. M. Rappe (SuperSeed 1)
06/01/2016
Glycodendrimers Can Sense Variants of Lectins by Agglutination
V. Percec, M. L. Klein, & D. A. Hammer (IRG-2)
06/01/2016
Hybrid Vesicles from Natural and Artificial Components
D. A. Hammer, M. L. Klein, M. Goulian, V. Percec
06/01/2016
Identifying Structural Flow Defects in Disordered Solids Using Machine Learning Methods
D. J. Durian, E. Kaxiras (Harvard MRSEC), A. J. Liu (IRG-3)
06/01/2016
Liquid Crystal Janus Droplets
D. Lee, P. Collings, & A. G. Yodh (IRG-1)
06/01/2016
Nanoscale Interfacial Complexation in Emulsion (NICE)
D. Lee & J. A. Burdick (IRG-2)
06/01/2016
Plate Mechanical Metamaterials
I. Bargatin & P. K. Purohit (Seed 5)
06/01/2016
Universality of Microscopic Structure and Macroscopic Mechanical Response in Disordered Packings Across Length Scales
P. E. Arratia, R. W. Carpick, D. J. Durian, D. S. Gianola, D. Lee, A. J. Liu, R. Riggleman, A. G. Yodh (IRG-3)
06/01/2016
Video Archives of Outreach Presentations
A. R. McGhie & M. W. Licurse
06/01/2016
Fractal Mechanical Structures
David Srolovitz & Shu Yang (Seed 5)
05/15/2015
Plasmonic Enhancement of Upconversion in Nanorod/Nanophosphor Heterodimers
N. Engheta, C. B. Murray, C. R. Kagan (IRG4)
05/15/2015
Seeded Growth of Highly Crystalline Molybdenum Disulfide Monolayers at Controlled Locations
Ritesh Agarwal, and A.T. Charlie Johnson (Seed 8)
05/15/2015
Surface Alignment and Handedness of Chromonic Liquid Crystals
Peter Collings, Tom Lubensky and Arjun Yodh (IRG-1) & Alan T. Johnson (Seed)
05/15/2015
Synthesis, self-assembly and response of glycodendrimers
Virgil Percec, Paul A. Heiney and Mike Klein (IRG2)
05/15/2015
Understanding Plastic Deformation in Glasses from Single-Soft-Spot Dynamics
Andrea J. Liu (IRG 3), Robert A. Riggleman (Seed 3)
05/15/2015
Philadelphia Science Festival 2014
Andrew R. McGhie and Mark Licurse
04/05/2014
Science at the Sixers
Matthew Lohr and Daniel Beller
02/17/2014
Anisotropic Particles Toughen Disordered Packings
Andrea J. Liu and Daeyeon Lee (IRG3)
02/03/2014
Bulk Dirac Points in Distorted Spinels
Charles L. Kane, Eugene J. Mele and Andy M. Rappe (Seed)
02/03/2014
Design & Characterization of Artificial Protein Modules for Analyte Sensing
Jeffrey Saven and Kent Blasie (Seed)
02/03/2014
Dewetting of Thin Organic Glass films below Tg
Rob Riggleman and Zahra Fakhraai (Seed)
02/03/2014
Glycodendrimers
Virgil Percec, Paul Heiney and Daniel A. Hammer (IRG2)
02/03/2014
In Situ Repair of Nanocrystal Devices
Chris B. Murray and Cherie R. Kagan (IRG4)
02/03/2014
Living Smectics are sensitive to boundary Elasticity
Dennis Discher and Andrea Liu (IRG1 and Seed)
02/03/2014
Modeling Advances Metal Nanowire Networks as Transparent Conductors
Karen I. Winey, Ritesh Agarwal, Russell Composto, and Daeyeon Lee (Seed)
02/03/2014
Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship, CTT and LRSM
Mark Licurse , Andrew R. McGhie and Pam Beatrice (CTT)
02/03/2014
Phonons & Soft Spots in Two-dimensional Glasses and Crystals
Andrea Liu and Arjun G. Yodh (IRG3)
02/03/2014
Summer Enrichment Program for High School Students, PSSI
Andrew R. McGhie and Mark Licurse
02/03/2014
The Directed Dance of the Defects
Randall Kamien, Kate Stebe and Shu Yang (IRG1)
02/03/2014
Protein 'Passport' That Help Nanoparticles Get Past Immune System
Paul A. Janmey and Dennis E. Discher
02/04/2013
Temperature/Load Scaling in Gas-Fluidized Granular Packings
L. J. Daniels, T. K. Haxton, N. Xu, Andrea J. Liu and Douglas J. Durian
02/04/2013
Topological Semimetal in Tensile Strained HgTe
C.L. Kane, E.J. Mele and A.M. Rappe
02/04/2013
Tunable Tensile Ductility in Metallic Glasses
D.J. Magagnosc, R. Erhbar, G. Kumar, M.R. He, J. Schroers, D.S. Gianola
02/04/2013
Making Waves with Liquid Crystals
Randall D. Kamien, Kathleen Stebe and Shu Yang
12/03/2012
Just Say No to Cracks
Jacob H. Prosser, Teresa Brugarolas, Steven Lee, Adam J. Nolte, and Daeyeon Lee
09/24/2012
Solid-State Crystalline to Amrophous Phase Changes Affect Nanowire Memory Devices
Ju Li, A.T. Charlie Johnson, Ritesh Agarwal
07/16/2012
A color changing stress-sensor
Michael J. Therien, Ivan J. Dmochowski, and Daniel A. Hammer, (2011)
02/24/2012
Dirac Semimetal in Three Dimensions
Charles L. Kane, Andrew M. Rappe and Eugene J. Mele
02/24/2012
Girard College 7th Grade Science Camp
Eva Campo, John Romano and Andrew McGhie
02/24/2012
Polymer Nanocomposites
Ritesh Agarawal, Russell J. Composto, Karen I. Winey
02/24/2012
Post Arrays as Topological Templates
Randall D. Kamien, Kathleen Stebe and Shu Yang
02/24/2012
Quantum Dot Circuits
Cherie R. Kagan and Christopher B. Murray
02/24/2012
Soft Spots in Disordered Colloidal Packings
Andrea J. Liu and Arjun G. Yodh
02/24/2012
Resistive Switching in Polymer Nanocomposites
Ju Li, Jay Kikkawa and Karen Winey
08/25/2011

Highlights (2005-2011)

Colloidal Networks & Lattices at Threshold of Mechanical Stability
Tom Lubensky, Andrea Liu, Arjun Yodh, Shu Yang and Ju Li
08/25/2011
Engineering a virus-like particle via protein design
Marija Drndic, Jay Kikkawa, Bill DeGrado, and Mike Klein (Temple University)
08/25/2011
Nanostructured programmable matter for functional architectures and devices
Ritesh Agarwal, Russ Composto, Marija Drndic, Cherie Kagan, Jay Kikkawa, Jennifer Lukes, Chris Murray and So-Jung Park
08/25/2011
Patterning within Amphiphilic Self-Assemblies using Charge, Curvature, and Crystallinity
Dennis Discher, Randy Kamien, Michael Klein, Paul Janmey and Andrea Liu
08/25/2011
Pd Dispersion on Opposing Polar LiNbO3 Surfaces
Andy Rappe, John Vohs and Dawn Bonnell
08/25/2011
Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day
LRSM Education & Outreach
08/25/2011
Protein Assembly at the Air-Water Interface
Tobias Baumgart and Ivan J. Dmochowski
08/25/2011
Stressing the Most Important (Dirac) Points
Steve M. Young, Sugata Chowdhury, Eric J. Walter, Eugene J. Mele, Charles L. Kane, and Andrew M. Rappe
08/25/2011
Using a vice to change topology: theory and modeling insulators under strain
Charlie Kane, Gene Mele and Andy Rappe
08/25/2011
Workshops on Materials Science Labs for Teachers
Schuyler Patton (Central HS), Russ Composto, Karen Winey and Andrew McGhie
08/25/2011
Binary Nanocrystal Superlattice Membranes Self-assembled at the Liquid–air Interface
Angang Dong, Jun Chen, Patrick M. Vora, James M. Kikkawa & Christopher B. Murray
08/12/2011
Penn Researchers Help Nanoscale Engineers Choose Self-Assembling Proteins
arija Drndic, James M. Kikkawa, and William F. DeGrado
05/27/2011
Carrier Distribution & Dynamics of Nanocrystal Solids Doped with Artificial Atoms
Dong-Kyun Ko, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Christopher B. Murray
08/27/2010
Elasticity of Microgel Particles
Kerstin N. Nordstrom, Emilie Verneuil, Jerry P. Gollub, and Douglas J. Durian
08/27/2010
One Protein Scaffold – Multiple Functions
M. M. Sheehan, S. E. Chobot, J. L. R. Anderson, G. R. Wiedman, C. C. Moser, D.A. Bonnell, B. M. Discher, and P. Leslie Dutton
08/27/2010
Polarization Dependent Interactions at Pd-LiNbO3(0001) Interfaces
M. Zhao, D.A. Bonnell, and J.M. Vohs
08/27/2010
Spontaneous Buckling of Synthetic Gels with Depth-wise Crosslinking Gradient
Jason A. Burdick, Christopher Chen, Paul A. Janmey, Dennis E. Discher, and Shu Yang
08/27/2010
Videoconferencing Materials Science to High Schools
Shu Yang and Dan Gianola, MSE, Matt Lazzara and Daeyeon Lee, CBE, Jorge Santiago, ESE, Eric Schelter, Chemistry, and Andrew McGhie, LRSM
08/27/2010
Patchy Particles by Self-Assembly
Christian, D.A., Tian, A., Ellenbroek, W.G., Levental, I., Rajagopal, K., Janmey, P.A., Liu, A.J., Baumgart, T., & Discher, D.E.
08/20/2010
Cell Sensing of Synthetic Fibrous Networks in PA Gels
Laura Wertz (University of the South), Christine Krieger (Penn), Karthikan Rajagopal (Penn) and Dennis Discher (Penn)
10/19/2009
Ferritin-polymersome Interactions: Laser-mediated Vesicular Budding
G. P. Robbins, M. Jimbo, J. Swift, M. J. Therien, D. A. Hammer, I. J. Dmochowski
10/19/2009
Human H Ferritin (HuHF) Assembly
J. Saven & I. J. Dmochowski
10/19/2009
Molecular Structure of Helical Supramolecular Dendrimers
M. Peterca, V. Percec, M. R. Imam, P. Leowanawat, K. Morimitsu, P. A. Heiney
10/19/2009
Photoluminescence and Band Gap Modulation in Graphene Oxide
Z. Luo, P.M. Vora, E.J. Mele, A.T. Johnson, J.M. Kikkawa
10/19/2009
Geometric Frustration in Buckled Colloidal Monolayers
Yilong Han, Yair Shokef, Ahmed M. Alsayed, Peter Yunker, Tom C. Lubensky & Arjun G. Yodh
10/02/2009