About the Hirst Lab

Prof Linda Hirst’s research group carried research on a variety of different soft materials.¬†Current projects include:

  • Liquid crystal/nanoparticle composite materials
  • Lipid membrane structure and phase behavior
  • Biopolymer Networks
  • Molecular packing and defects at curved interfaces

Our group is a member of the physics graduate group at The University of California Merced in the School of Natural Sciences.


Soft Matter and biophysics at the University of California, Merced