Soft Mechanics of Complex Matter at Cal Poly

Our lab is focused on memory, self-organization, and other non-equilibrium behaviors of soft materials under deformation and driving. This includes experimental studies of the mechanisms of plasticity in disordered solids, of pinned liquid interfaces, and of suspensions of swimming organisms.

Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation, under the Division of Materials Research award 1708870 and CBET award 1702352.

An experimental 2D disordered solid, and its rearrangements under deformation.