Joe is a physics graduate student working on active matter. He is currently looking at the role of membrane fluidity on kinesin based transport and collaborating with Profs Jing Xu and Ajay Gopinathan at UC Merced.
Sheida is a physics graduate student working on liquid crystal/nanoparticle composites.
Amanda is a physics graduate student working on active matter using microtubules and molecular motors. Her current project is in collaboration with Kevin Mitchell at UC Merced.
Dimitrius is a physics graduate student using microfabrication to study active matter.
Alauna is a Physics graduate student interested in phase behavior in soft matter.
Abigail is collaborating with Amanda Tan on the microtubule project, investigating active materials.
Ibrahim is taking part in the Maces REU summer program and working on a project using liquid crystal nano-assembly.