Professor of Physics
My interest are in condensed matter theory with an emphasis on geometrical and topological properties of soft materials. Recent research encompasses liquid crystals, granular media and glasses, polymers, non-linear hydrodynamics, active matter and mechanical metamaterials akin to electronic topological insulators. Often the rich phenomenology of these many body systems arises from the interplay between strong non-linearities, disorder and physics far from equilibrium that I explore using analytical and numerical tools often in close collaboration with experimentalists and colleagues from other disciplines.
Topics: Topological Mechanics, Metamaterials, Active Matter, Chiral Fluids