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Contact Info Interests
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Prof. Daniel Blair
Regents 428
dlb76@georgetown.edu
202-687-5985

Not only does Dan love Soft Matter Physics, but he also enjoys working on cars and wearing shirts with words made out of the periodic table.
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Dr. Vikram Rathee
Post Doc
vi21@georgetown.edu
Vikram enjoys shear thickening of colloidal suspensions and thickening the competition on the field hockey pitch.
Dr. Claudia Dessi
Post Doc
cd1021@georgetown.edu
Claudia is involved in studying mechanical dynamics of active matter systems. She also salsa dances to keep her mood activated.

Pasha Tabatabai
Graduate Student
apt28@georgetown.edu
When Pasha isn't too busy learning about the shear induced structural transformations of silk, he is trying to keep this website updated. His personal website can be found here.
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Kara F. Googins
Graduate Student
kfg25@georgetown.edu
When not manually updating her 3 calendars, Kara shears collagen and rides horses.

Lab Alumni:

Post Docs
John Royer 2014-2016: Frictional Signatures in Shear Thickening of Dense Colloidal Suspensions
Sudeep Dutta 2008-2012: Spatial Inhomogeneities in Compressed Emulsions Under Shear
Elizabeth Knowlton 2008-2011: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties of Thermo-Responsive Colloidal Systems Under Packing Conditions

Graduate Students
Justin Stimatze Rotation 2008
Richard Arevalo PhD 2013: Shedding Light on the Nonlinear Stiffening Effect of Sheared Type-I Collagen Networks
Armstrong Mbi PhD 2014: Shear-induced Microscopic and Macroscopic Behavior of a Hard Sphere Glassy Binary Colloidal Silica Suspension Using Confocal Rheology
Pramukta Kumar PhD 2014: Shear Induced Aggregation Dynamics in an SU-8 Microrod Suspension *Shared Student
Axel Stürmer Visitor 2015: Technische Universität München
Marguerite Brown MS 2015

Undergraduates
Leah Nestico Summer 2008
Michael Lavelle Senior Thesis 2009
Silvan Hoover Senior Thesis 2010
William Starshak Senior Thesis 2011
Andrew Zipperer Summer 2011
Kayla Spector REU 2011
Drew McVicker REU 2011
Matt Joseloff Senior Thesis 2012
Jake Cohen REU 2013
Franklin Feingold REU 2013
Jana Dodson Senior Thesis 2014
Dio Koroulakis Senior Thesis 2014
Elizabeth Nance REU 2014
George Burton Researcher 2013-2014

Others
Marion David ENSTA/Paristech Summer 2008
Clare Singer Summer 2013
Jasper Barnett Summer 2016


Now Hiring:
Please contact Prof. Blair if you are interested in joining the group. Graduate and undergraduates are encouraged to stop by and see what the research is about.



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