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Melia wins poster prize for active matter research

Congrats to undergrad Melia Kendall, for winning the prize for best undergraduate poster in condensed matter/materials physics at the National Society for Black Physicists annual...
Annular shear cell with leaf spring boundary

Congrats to Zhu!

Congratulations to Zhu Tang, who defended her PhD thesis “Fluid Dynamics of the Evolution of Supernova Remnants and Granular Materials” and has accepted a job...

Symmetry-reversals in twirly active matter

Sometimes, it takes a village to make a project happen! Following on a summer project with Triangle MRSEC REU student Gustavo Ramirez (visiting from Hunter...

Forecasting Failure through Passive Acoustics

Our lab is interested in how granular materials fail, particularly through stick-slip motion, in ways that resemble earthquakes. Inspired by seismographs, we have been listening...

The Leading Strand: Science Meets Design

During Spring 2018, designer-in-residence Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya brought The Leading Strand to NC State, matching pairs of science and design faculty to work on creating an exhibit...
Sample images of eGaIn spreading

Liquid metals forming fractals

We have a new paper in Physical Review Letters showing how the formation of an oxide layer controls the spreading (or not) of eutectic gallium...
Estelle Berthier

Bienvenue, Estelle!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Estelle Berthier as a postdoc in the group. She comes to us from the Ponson group at the Université...
photo of Ephraim Bililign

Ephraim Bililign is Apker Finalist

We’re proud that graduated senior Ephraim Bililign has been named an Apker Award Finalist, for his work on the statistical physics of granular materials.

Jonathan, Zhu, and Karen attend Powders & Grains 2017

Zhu Tang, Jonathan Kollmer, and Karen Daniels flew to Montpellier, France to take part in the quadrennial Powders and Grains meeting. The Proceedings are open for all to read.
Image from PEGS

Focus Issue on Granular Imaging

Postdoc Jonathan Kollmer and alum James Puckett (PhD 2012) have contributed to the Focus Issue “Imaging Methods in Granular Physics” in Review of Scientific Instruments....

News Archive from 2016

The Physics Department recently highlighted some the department’s research areas in a serious of beautiful videos. See Karen Daniels describe the lab’s work in the...