Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics Group 

Our research focuses on the non-equilibrium mechanics and collective behaviors in biological systems and soft matter. A central theme is the investigation of solid-fluid transitions in amorphous systems, which range from biological tissues and cancer tumors to colloidal and granular materials. We employ theoretical and numerical tools from biophysics, non-equilibrium statistical physics, condensed matter physics, and the physics of glassy materials to model and understand the complexity, patterns, and mechanical responses that arise from the collective organization of individual constituents (e.g., biological cells, grains, colloids).