Congratulations Dr. Ash-Shakoor

Dr. Ariel Ash-Shakoor successfully defended her thesis titled, “The dynamic effects of surface topography and chemistry on cell attachment, alignment, and motility on smart, polyelectrolyte materials” on August 18, 2017.

She has accepted a position at the United States Food and Drug Administration in Maryland. 


Best wishes, Ariel!

2016 IGERT Orientation

Please mark your calendar for our 2016 IGERT orientation.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Room 233, Physics Building

All incoming 2016 Fellows and their peer mentors are required to come.
Current and former Fellows as well as IGERT Faculty are invited to join us!

Congratulations Dr. Lewis!

Congratulations to Dr. Alisha Lewis, who successfully defended her thesis in Chemistry on Thursday, July 21st.

She is the first of our IGERT Fellows to graduate with a doctoral thesis entitled “DNA-Mediated Nanoparticle Clustering: Exploring the Role of Size Ratio and DNA Hybridization Energy’’

Alisha’s principal advisor was Prof. Mat Maye. She also interacted in her research with Prof. Mark Bowick from the department of physics.

Syracuse Soft Interfaces IGERT Program well represented at 2016 APS March meeting.

A number of former and current IGERT Trainees and Associates gave presentations at the  2016 March Meeting of the APS in Baltimore:

Michael Czajkowski (IGERT fellow), Prashant Mishra (IGERT Associate), Giuseppe Passucci (former IGERT fellow), Adam Patch (IGERT fellow), and Kazage Utuje (IGERT Associate).

Presentations were also given by a number of other members of the Syracuse Soft Matter Program:

Faculty members Mark Bowick and Joseph Paulsen Postdocs: Matthias Merkel, Matteo Paoluzzi, Oksana Manyuhina and former postdoc Max Bi. Graduate students: Tao Zhang, David Mayett, Suraj Shankar, Duanduan Wan and former student Xingbo Yang

Profs. Cristina Marchetti and Jen Schwarz, and postdoc David Yllanes all gave invited talks at the meeting.