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

A Dual-Species Biofilm with Emergent Mechanical and Protective Properties
Yannarell, S. M., Grandchamp, G. M., Chen, S.-Y., Daniels, K. E., & Shank, E. A. (2019), Journal of Bacteriology, 201(18). https://doi.org/10.1128/jb.00670-18
Betweenness centrality as predictor for forces in granular packings
Kollmer, J. E., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), Soft Matter. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM01372A
Distinguishing deformation mechanisms in elastocapillary experiments
Chen, S.-Y., Bardall, A., Shearer, M., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), Soft Matter. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SM01756A
Dynamics of a grain-scale intruder in a two-dimensional granular medium with and without basal friction
Kozlowski, R., Carlevaro, C. M., Daniels, K. E., Kondic, L., Pugnaloni, L. A., Socolar, J. E. S., … Behringer, R. P. (2019), PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 100(3). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.100.032905
Enlightening force chains: a review of photoelasticimetry in granular matter
Zadeh, A. A., Bares, J., Brzinski, T. A., Daniels, K. E., Dijksman, J., Docquier, N., … Zheng, H. (2019, November), GRANULAR MATTER. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-019-0942-2
Force fluctuations at the transition from quasi-static to inertial granular flow
Thomas, A. L., Tang, Z., Daniels, K. E., & Vriend, N. M. (2019), Soft Matter. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SM01111K
Forecasting failure locations in 2-dimensional disordered lattices
Berthier, E., Porter, M. A., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(34), 16742–16749. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1900272116
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
Rigidity percolation control of the brittle-ductile transition in disordered networks
Berthier, E., Kollmer, J. E., Henkes, S. E., Liu, K., Schwarz, J. M., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 3(7). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.075602
Viewing Earth’s surface as a soft-matter landscape
Jerolmack, D. J., & Daniels, K. E. (2019), Nature Reviews Physics, 10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-019-0111-x

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Karen Daniels