Gareth Haslam

Gareth Haslam 

I am a current postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Shmuel Rubinstein working in the general field of soft matter physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University.

The group has a growing range of interests in topics stretching from crumpling paper, to water splashing, to paint drying. Understanding the physics behind these systems has both important applications to basic science and to many industrial processes. Plus, it's fun! We are also collaborating with many great physicists and biologists at Harvard and elsewhere such as the Weitz Lab, the Kolter Lab, and the Kolodkin-Gal Lab.

My PhD looked at developing electrocatalytic nanoparticle materials for use in fuel cell vehicles but my current work is focused more on pure science where I'm studying how colloid suspensions can be used to study a variety of phenomenon; from sedimentation, jamming, and evaporation, to phase transitions and fluid flows. They could even be helpful in tackling major environmental problems like reducing CO2 emissions. 

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