Principal Investigator

Heinrich Jaeger

Vordiplom: Kiel University

MS: U Minnesota

PhD: U Minnesota

brief bio & CV

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GCIS E-229

773 702-6074

Email: h-jaeger*

Postdoctoral Researchers and Staff Scientists

Baudouin Saintyves (Staff Scientist and Visiting Artist)

PhD: Sorbonne University, Paris

Post-Docs at Harvard and MIT

Email: saintyves*

Soft robotics, jamming, multimedia performance, shapes and patterns

Bryan VanSaders (Post-Doc)

BS: Rutgers University

MS: UCSD

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering: The University of Michigan

GCIS E-039

Email: bvansaders*

acoustic levitation; active matter; crystalline defects


Hojin Kim

PhD: University of Delaware, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

BS: Hanyang University, Chemical Engineering

Email: hojinkim *

Dense suspension, dynamic bonds

Graduate Students

Jelani Hannah

BS: Fisk University

MS: U Illinois at Chicago

GCIS E-039

773 702-6075

Email: jelanihannah**

nanoparticle sheets

Mike van der Naald

BS: University of Oregon

GCIS E-025

Email: mikevandernaald**

suspension rheology, shear jamming of dense suspensions

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Ted Esposito

BS: Cornell University

GCIS E-039

773 702-6075

Email: epesposito*

strain engineering in nano-particle membranes

Tanvi Gandhi

BS: UC San Diego

GCIS E-025

Email: tanvigandhi*

granular plasticity, acoustic levitation

Tali Khain

BS: University of Michigan

GCIS E-039

Email: tkhain*

acoustic levitation

Brady Wu

BS: Emory University

GCIS E-039

Email: bwu34*

acoustic levitation

Qinghao Mao


BS: Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Email: qinghaomao*

Granular Matter

Nina Brown

BS: Harvey Mudd College

GCIS E-039

Email: nmbrown*

acoustic levitation


Sam Livermore

BS: Tufts

GCIS E-025

Email: slivermore*

dense suspensions

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Alumni

former postdocs

Abhi Singh (2018-2022; Case Western; Asst. Prof.); Grayson Jackson (2018-2022; Flexsys); Richa Batra (2019-2021; Soft robotics consulting); Vahid Alizadehyazdi (2020-2021; Wavemaker Labs); Ivo Peters (2012-15; Lecturer, Southampton Univ., UK); Sean McBride (2012-15; Asst. Prof., Physics, Marshall Univ.); Edward Barry (2011-15; Argonne Scholar/J.P. Katz Postdoctoral Fellow); Eric Brown (2007-11; Assoc. Prof. MechE, Yale); Jinbo He (2008-11; CelGard, NC); Igor Beloborodov (2006-08; Prof. Physics, Cal State University, Northridge); Laura Adams (2005-07); Ward Lopes (2003-6; Mt. Holyoke Fellow and Visiting Asst. Prof.; Asst. Prof. Physics, Williams College; Senior Research Scientist, Nvidia); Terry Bigioni (2002-05; Professor, Chemistry, U Toledo); Xiao-Min Lin (2000-02; Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials; Argonne Nat’l Lab); Allan W. Smith (1997-00; Physicist, Sensor Science Division, NIST, Gaithersburg); Georges Debregeas (1997-1999; Directeur de recherche CNRS); Edmund Nowak (1994-97; Professor & Chair, Physics, U Delaware); Rena Zieve (1992-95; Professor, Physics, UC Davis); Edward Ehrichs (1992-95; Sr. Manager/Deputy Director, Globalfoundries; Senior Foundry Manager, Marvell Semiconductor)


former graduate students

Melody Lim (Ph.D 2022; post-doc Cornell) Leah Roth (Ph.D 2019) Kieran Murphy (Ph.D 2019; post-doc Upenn) Nicole James (Ph.D 2019; postdoc Northern Illinois University; Ass't Prof. Chemistry, Reed College); Endao Han (Ph.D 2018; postdoc Princeton); Victor Lee (Ph.D 2017; Data Scientist, Intel Corp.); Yifan Wang (Ph.D. 2016; postdoc Caltech; Nanyang Ass't Prof. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Qin Xu (Ph.D. 2015; postdoc Yale & ETH; Ass't Prof. Physics, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology); Marc Miskin (Ph.D. 2014; postdoc Cornell; Asst. Prof. UPenn); Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos (Ph.D. 2013; postdoc Univ. Toronto; Faculty member, Mat. Sci. & Eng, Mahidol Univ., Thailand); Scott Waitukaitis (Ph.D. 2013; postdoc Leiden University, Netherlands; Veni Scholar at AMOLF, Amsterdam; Ass't Prof. Physics, IST Austria); Carlos Orellana (Ph.D. 2013; postdoc Emory); Xiang Cheng (Ph.D. 2009; postdoc, Cornell; Asst. Prof. ChemE and Mat. Sci., U Minnesota, Minneapolis); John Royer (Ph.D. 2009; postdoc NYU; physicist, NIST Gaithersburg; Chancelor’s Fellow, Univ. Edinburgh, UK); Helge Grütjen (M.S. 2009; PhD student at Cambrige, UK); Thu Bach Tran (Ph.D. 2007; Principal Engineer/Technology Development Manager: Defect Metrology, Intel Corp.); Eric Corwin (Ph.D. 2007; postdoc, New York University; Assoc. Prof. Physics, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene); Klara Elteto Mueggenburg (Ph.D. 2007; Human Resources Business Process Analyst, Northwestern University); Matthias Möbius (Ph.D. 2006; postdoc, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Ass't Prof. Physics, Trinity College, Dublin); Nathan Mueggenburg (Ph.D. 2004; Assoc. Prof., Physics, Lake Forest College); Raghuveer Parthasarathy (Ph.D. 2002; postdoc Berkeley; Professor, Physics, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene); Dan Mueth (Ph.D. 2001; Chief Technical Officer at Arryx, Inc.; Program Director at Haemonetics; Medical Diagnostics and Devices Executive); Ward Lopes (Ph.D. 2001; senior scientist, Arryx; postdoc with our lab; Mt. Holyoke Fellow and Visiting Asst. Prof.; Asst. Prof. Physics, Williams College; Senior Research Scientist, Nvidia); Milica Medved (Ph.D. 2000; Research Associate Professor, Radiology, UofC), Dan Blair (M.S. 2000; Ph.D at Clark Univ.; postdoc Harvard; Assoc. Professor, Physics, Georgetown Univ.), Fernando Villaruel (M.S. 1999; Business Development Manager, Office of the CTO, Cisco; Chief Architect | MSO Practice, Ciena); Solveig Anders (Ph.D. 1999; postdoc U Vienna; scientist, Institut für Photonische Technologien, Jena; Supracon, Jena); Terry Morkved (Ph.D. 1997; postdoc U Minnesota; Imation; Research Staff Member, Seagate Technology); Mei Lu (M.S. 1996; Director of Project Management, Fannie Mae); James B. Knight (Ph.D. 1996; postdoc Princeton; Citadel Investment Group), Li Liu (Ph.D. 1995; Director, Barclays Capital; Executive Director, Morgan Stanley)


former UofC undergrads, REU students & high school students

Margot Young (Dense suspensions; grad school Upenn), Annie Xia (levitation; grad school at Yale),Tchakamau Ra (levitation; grad school at University of Hawaii), Andy Bertodano (soft robotics), Liang Zhao (dense suspensions; grad school at UCSB), Huayue (Sophia) Xue (dense suspensions), Arthur Mackeith (X-Ray tomography of packings), Isaac Harris (tribocharging; grad school at UC Berkeley), Jon Kruppe (granular memory; grad school at UC Berkeley), Medha Goyal (dense suspensions), Sarah Polson (packings of Z particles), Debra Duval (packings of Z particles), Kristin Such (soft robotics); Adel Rahman (soft robotics); Owen Zhang (soft robotics); Will Pol (granular packings); Clare Singer (granular packings; granular impact); Nigel Van Ha (UChicago Lab School & Swarthmore College, suspension imaging); Rebecca Cheng (REU, suspension rheology); Darian Choksy (granular packings; grad school UCSD); Nikolaj Reiser (Z-particles; UofC Lab High School; U Wisconsin, Madison); Maria Cortes (CCNY, nanoparticle sheets); Alexa Kapadia (nanoparticle sheets); Thanasi Athanassiadis (stress response of granular packings, 3d-printing, x-ray tomography; grad school at MIT); Sam Wilken (suspension droplets & splats, evolutionary algorithms; grad school at NYU); Paul Kaplan (granular packings, x-ray radiography; now works at Inventables); Alice Nasto (suspension rheology, packings of granular chains; grad school at MIT); Dylan Murphy (packings of granular chains); Trevor Martin (granular materials testing; now at Argonne Natl Lab); Jason Merritt (granular packings); Nicholas Rodenberg (strength testing of granular packings; Boston Dynamics, MA); Nathaniel Berry (finite element simulations of deformable materials); Benjamin Duval (nanoparticle membranes; Marine Corps); Sidney Ellington (simulations of granular assemblies); David Smith (shear-thickening in colloidal suspensions; grad school in biomed. eng. at Colorado State Univ.); Daniel Evans (clustering in granular streams; grad school at NYU); Laszlo Fraser (freely suspended nanoparticle arrays; grad school at Northwestern); Bryan Conyers (granular jets; Lawrence Tech University); Adam Weis (freely suspended nanoparticle arrays; grad school at UIUC)


research visitors

2018: Edwin Chan (NIST, auxetic networks), Tonia Hsieh (Temple U, lizzard locomotion on granular material), Swapnil Pravin (Temple U, lizzard locomotion on granular material). 2015-16: Nathan Mueggenburg, Associate Professor of Physics, Lake Forest College, IL (granular jamming fronts). 2013: Martin Klein Schaarsberg, University of Twente (suspension drop impact); 2012: Jianhui Liao, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics, Peking University (freestanding nanoparticle sheets); 2011: Estefania Vidal, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (simulations on granular charging); 2009: Suomi Ponce Heredia, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (experiments on freely falling granular streams); 2008: Jocelyn Dunstan Escudero, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (experiments on force chains in 2-D); 2007-08: Virginia Estevez, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), Spain (simulations of electron transport through nano-particle arrays); 2007: Loreto Oyarte, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (experiments on freely falling granular streams)