Faculty

Duke University

Robert Behringer - Specializes in granular materials: friction, earthquakes, jamming, nonlinear dynamics, and fluids

Nick J. Carroll - Specializes in microfluidic based smart microcapsule synthesis

Patrick Charbonneau - Specializes in polymer, protein and particle soft matter, phase transitions, and dimensionality

Chuan-Hua Chen - Specializes in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, microsystems and nanoscience

Ashutosh Chilkoti - Specializes in genetically encoded synthesis, in situ DNA polymers, and light scattering

Steve Craig - Specializes in physical organic and materials chemistry

Jeffrey Glass - Specializes in electronic materials as well as the intersection of business and technology

Nan Jokerst - Specializes in Photonics, Sensor Systems, Semiconductors and Inteagrated Nanoscale Systems

Michael Lynch - Specializes genetically engineering microbes to shut off their growth circuits and turn on new pathways to produce different compounds

Piotr E. Marszalek - Specializes on structural and mechanical properties of biopolymers

Maiken Mikkelsen - Specializes in nanophysics and experimental condensed matter physics

David Mitzi - Specializes in making emerging photovoltaic materials more effective, cost-efficient and competitive for the energy market

Gabriel Lopez - Specializes in bionanomaterials, silica nanocontainers, microporous and functional films

Joshua Socolar - Specializes in quasiperiodic lattices critical dynamics in self-organizing systems

David Smith - Specializes in theoretical and experimental work on electromagnetic metamaterials

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts - Specializes in nanomaterials resulting from quantum confinement in three dimensions

Benjamin Wiley - Specializes in rod-like particles, open structures, nanoparticle films and nanomaterials

Benjamin Yellen - Specializes in programmable magnetic field assembly, and ferrofluids particle manipulation

Stefan Zauscher - Specializes in polymer brushes, in situ DNA polumerization, AFM, SPR and QCM

 

North Carolina State University

Karen Daniels - Specializes in nonequilibrium and nonlinear dynamics of granular materials, fluids and gels

Michael Dickey - Specializes in thin-films, interfaces, soft materials, and micro- and nanofabrication

Carol Hall - Specializes in molecular dynamics simulations--particle and molecule assembly and phases

Jan Genzer - Specializes in controlled polymerization, ellipsometry, NEXAFS, and Kerr effect

Robert Riehn - Specializes in biophysics, soft-condensed matter, and biological molecules in nano-scale environments

Joseph Tracy - Specializes in magnetic/anisotropic nanoparticle synthesis and assemblyOrlin Velev - Specializes in directed and programmed e-field assembly, Janus and patchy particles

Yara Yingling - Specializes in MD simulations of DNA & syntactomers, structure-function of biomolecules

 

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Sergei Sheiko - Specializes in polymer materials, surface and interfacial properties, and stimuli responsive macromolecules

Michael Rubinstein - Specializes in scaling theory of polymer self-assembly and computer simulation

Ekaterina Zhulina - Specializes in the field of polymer theory and computer simulations

 

North Carolina Central University

Darlene Taylor - Specializes in programmed thin film casting and polymer synthesis