Research Groups
Soft Condensed Matter and Complex Fluids Group
Andrey Dobrynin
Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics

We study the physical properties of glasses and complex fluids. These materials typically possess structures that are much larger than atomic or molecular scales and are often easily deformed by applying external stress, electric and magnetic fields. They are therefore also referred to as "soft condensed matter". Examples are polymers, gels, colloids, surfactant solutions, liquid crystals, and self-assembled biological systems such as cell membranes, protein-DNA complexes. The goal of our research is to understand how the structure of these materials influences their physical properties. The techniques we use include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), molecular modeling and theory.
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