Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
(Use the Heading 3, not boldface, setting for the line with your name on it.)

Tim Atherton

is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University. He studies the interaction between shape and order with applications to Pickering Emulsions, Jamming, Liquid Crystals, etc. home page

Daniel Beller

is a postdoctoral fellow in applied mathematics at Harvard University's Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He studies plastic deformations in thin shells, as well as defects in nematic and smectic liquid crystals. home page

Toen Castle

struggles with referring to himself in the third person. He's a postdoc in Randy Kamien's group at UPenn. He studies kirigami and generating/analysing spatial graphs by reticulations of surfaces. Of less direct relevance to this workshop he also studies spatial entanglement of filamentous systems, which includes defect lines in liquid crystals.

Moumita Das

is an assistant professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on mechanobiological structure-function properties in cells and tissues.

Benny Davidovitch

is an Associate Professor in the department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts. His research focusses on the elasticity of shells and sheets. His main focus recently has been on morphological transitions in these systems, such as wrinkling-crumpling-folding, using "asymptotic isometries" as a mathematical framework.home page

Greg Huber

is a Deputy Director at KITP and in the Department of Physics at UCSB.

Eleni Katafori

is an assistant professor at the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the elasticity of shells and sheets, and biologically inspired problems on complex transport networks.

Xiaoming Mao

is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on (1) structures close to mechanical instability, (2) self-assembly and entropy, (3) nonlinear elasticity of biological tissue and cell motility.

Charles Radin

is a mathematical physicist, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. He works with the experimental group of Harry Swinney on soft matter, mostly granular materials. His long term focus is on the fluid/solid phase transition and related phenomena in soft matter and large networks. home page

Chris Santangelo

is an Associate Professor in the department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts. His research focusses on the elasticity of shells and sheets. Most recently, he has worked on the design and mechanics of self-folding curved and folded structures. (home page)

Jonathan Selinger

is Professor of Chemical Physics at the Liquid Crystal Institute of Kent State University. His research focuses on the statistical mechanics of soft materials, including liquid crystal elastomers (http://www.kent.edu/cpip/profile/jonathan-selinger)

Robin Selinger
is Professor of Chemical Physics at the Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University. Relevant to Sheets: she uses computer simulations to model shape transformations in liquid crystal polymer networks (3-d nonlinear finite element elastodynamics) and lipid membranes (molecular dynamics with coarse-grained models); with a focus on the role of topological defects. home page

Tom Witten

is at University of Chicago Physics and James Franck Institute. His main sheets work has been to understand the focusing of stress in an externally deformed elastic sheet. Recent work concerns how frustration in a two dimensional strut network can confer the retention of imposed shapes. home page