The Soft Matter Group, headed by Professor Gwynn Elfring, is part of the Laboratory for Complex & Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow. It conducts research into the mechanics of soft matter, including cell biomechanics, mechanics of active suspensions, interfacial rheology and instabilities, and non-Newtonian flow physics. The methods of inquiry used are typically those of applied mathematics, namely asymptotic analysis or numerical methods. Our interdisciplinary research very much sits at the interface between applied mathematics, physics, engineering and biology.
If you are interested in joining our soft matter research group, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, or as a postdoctoral scholar, please contact Dr. Elfring.
Note: Professor Elfring is on a sabbatical leave at the California Institute of Technology during Fall 2019.