Group members

Nathan Melton

Nathan is a physics graduate student working on liquid crystal droplets and nanocomposites.

Makiko Quint

Makiko is a physics graduate student  working on liquid crystal/nanoparticle composites in a collaborative project with Prof. Sayantani Ghosh at UC Merced.

Joe Lopes

Joe is a physics graduate student working on active matter. He is currently looking at the role of membrane fluidity on kinesin based transport,  collaborating with Prof Jing Xu at UC Merced.

Sheida Riahinasab

Sheida is a physics graduate student working on liquid crystal/nanoparticle composites.

Amanda Tan

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.

Dimitrus Khaladj

Dimitrius is a physics graduate student using microfabrication to study active matter.

Undergraduate students

Carlos Dominguez

Carlos is doing his physics senior thesis on the thermal properties of chocolate.

Abigail Rentaria

Abigail is collaborating with Amanda Tan on the microtubule project, investigating active materials.

Mimi Luong

Abigail is collaborating with Amanda Tan on the microtubule project, investigating active materials.

Soft Matter and biophysics at the University of California, Merced