Karen Daniels

Professor

 Publications

Professional History

Other Appointments

  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Complex Fluids, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany, 2011-2012
  • Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 2017-present

Awards

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2007
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2011
  • LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • North Carolina State University Faculty Scholar, 2013
  • Equity for Women Award, North Carolina State University, 2015
  • Outstanding Referee, Physical Review Letters, 2017
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2018

Karen Daniels is a Professor of Physics at NC State University. She received her BA in Physics from Dartmouth College in 1994, taught school for a few years, and then pursued a PhD in Physics at Cornell University. After receiving her doctorate in 2002, she moved to North Carolina to do research at Duke University and then joined the faculty at NC State in 2005. Her lab at NC State investigates a number of problems in the deformation and failure of materials, from fluid flows, to piles of sand, to fracturing gels. When not working with her students on experiments in the lab, she likes to spend time in the outdoors, which has led her to contemplate the implications of her research for geological and ecological systems. In 2011-2012, she received an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship which allowed her to spend the year conducting research in Göttingen, Germany.

Publications

Betweenness centrality as predictor for forces in granular packings
Kollmer, J. E., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), Soft Matter. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM01372A
Protocol Dependence and State Variables in the Force-Moment Ensemble
Bililign, E. S., Kollmer, J. E., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), Physical Review Letters, 122(3). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.122.038001
Network analysis of particles and grains
Papadopoulos, L., Porter, M. A., Daniels, K. E., & Bassett, D. S. (2018), JOURNAL OF COMPLEX NETWORKS, 6(4), 485–565. https://doi.org/10.1093/comnet/cny005
Sounds of failure: Passive acoustic measurements of excited vibrational modes
Brzinski, T. A., & Daniels, K. E. (2018), Physical Review Letters, 120(21). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.120.218003
Nonlocal rheology of dense granular flow in annular shear experiments
Tang, Z., Brzinski, T. A., Shearer, M., & Daniels, K. E. (2018), Soft Matter, 14(16), 3040–3048. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00047F
Symmetry-reversals in chiral active matter
Workamp, M., Ramirez, G., Daniels, K. E., & Dijksman, J. A. (2018), Soft Matter. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00402A
Oxidation-mediated fingering in liquid metals
Eaker, C. B., Hight, D. C., O’Regan, J. D., Dickey, M. D., & Daniels, K. E. (2017), Physical Review Letters, 119(17). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.119.174502
Capillary fracture of ultrasoft gels: variability and delayed nucleation
Grzelka, M., Bostwick, J. B., & Daniels, K. E. (2017), Soft Matter. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7SM00257B
Deformation of an Elastic Substrate Due to a Resting Sessile Droplet
Bardall, A., Daniels, K. E., & Shearer, M. (2017), European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 29(02), 281–300. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0956792517000134
Photoelastic force measurements in granular materials
Daniels, K. E., Kollmer, J. E., & Puckett, J. G. (2017), Review of Scientific Instruments, 88(5), 051808. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4983049

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Karen Daniels