The Manoharan Lab's research focuses on using various experimental techniques to study the physics of soft matter - or "squishy" - systems. This includes colloidal suspensions, foams, gels, emulsions, cells, viruses and protein assemblies. Check out our Research page to learn more about our current projects.

Congratulations, Dr. Fung!

posted Jun 18, 2013, 5:51 PM by Sofia Magkiriadou   [ updated Jun 18, 2013, 6:55 PM ]

After an inspiring sing-along session, Jerome Fung successfully defended his thesis, "Measuring the 3D Dynamics of Multiple Colloidal Particles with Digital Holographic Microscopy," on Monday, June 17th.

Tom and Jerome won the White Prize!

posted May 1, 2013, 12:29 PM by Sofia Magkiriadou

The White Prize is awarded by the Physics Department for excellence in teaching in introductory courses. Tom Dimiduk was recognized for his work as a teaching fellow in the lab section of Physics 15c, the undergraduate course on Wave Phenomena. Jerome Fung was awarded the prize for his work as a teaching fellow in Physics 15b, Introductory Electromagnetism, and in the lab section of Physics 15c. Congratulations to both!

Emily Gehrels has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Defense

posted Apr 26, 2013, 7:35 AM by Sofia Magkiriadou   [ updated Apr 26, 2013, 7:39 AM ]

Congratulations, Emily!

Aaron Goldfain has been awarded a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship

posted Apr 26, 2013, 7:32 AM by Sofia Magkiriadou   [ updated Apr 28, 2013, 9:52 AM ]

Congratulations, Aaron!

Nick Schade has been awarded the Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Prize

posted Apr 25, 2013, 2:19 PM by Sofia Magkiriadou   [ updated Apr 25, 2013, 2:23 PM ]

The Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Prize is awarded annually by the Department of Physics to the outstanding experimental 
and theoretical graduate students who have passed their qualifying orals in the preceding year. Congratulations, Nick!

HoloPy 2.0 Released

posted Jan 31, 2013, 4:03 PM by v.n. M.   [ updated Nov 4, 2013, 11:25 PM ]

We're pleased to announce the release of HoloPy version 2.0.0. HoloPy is a free and open-source software package for analyzing and calculating holograms and light scattering patterns. For more information, please see the documentation. You can download a binary build from our website or help contribute to the project on launchpad.

HoloPy is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-0747625

Anna won OSA student prize!

posted Dec 24, 2012, 4:35 AM by Sofia Magkiriadou   [ updated Apr 25, 2013, 2:19 PM ]

Anna Wang won the Optical Society of America student prize for her presentation "High speed 3D tracking of colloidal systems using digital holographic microscopy" at the Australian Institute of Physics conference in Sydney. She will receive a $1,250 subsidy to participate in an OSA meeting in the coming year. Congratulations Anna!

New video on self-assembly

posted Jan 29, 2011, 2:54 PM by v.n. M.

Video describing our work on self-assembly and how it relates to biophysics. From the Physics for the 21st Century online textbook, produced by the Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

See Press and video

A new music video

posted Sep 9, 2010, 7:04 PM by v.n. M.

on Holographic Microscopy, from Kendra Nyberg (University of Oregon, Harvard REU 2010)


posted Jun 4, 2010, 7:56 PM by v.n. M.

Links to some videos from members of the lab are now online.

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