Welcome to the Complex Materials Theory Group!
Our research group is based at Princeton
University in the
Department of Chemistry,
Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, and the Princeton Center for Theoretical
Science. We also have affiliations with three other departments
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
and Mechanical &
Aerospace Engineering. We are generally interested in understanding
the relationship between the macroscopic behavior of complex materials
and their microstructures. Complex materials under study include heterogeneous
materials (e.g., composites and porous media), colloids, liquids, glasses and
crystals. This includes our current work on,
Recent News From the Group
- June 17th, 2013: Nearly Hyperuniform Network Models of Amorphous Silicon is published in Physical Review B.
- June 7th, 2013: Efficient Linear Programming Algorithm to Generate the Densest Lattice Sphere Packings is published in Physical Review E.
- June 6th, 2013: Evolution and Morphology of Microenvironment-Enhanced Malignancy of Three-Dimensional Invasive Solid Tumors has been selected to appear in the May Kaleiodoscope in Physical Review E.
- May 19th, 2013: Evolution and Morphology of Microenvironment-Enhanced Malignancy of Three-Dimensional Invasive Solid Tumors is published in Physical Review E.
- April 24th, 2013: Optical Cavities and Waveguides in Hyperuniform Disordered Photonic Solids is published in Physical Review B.
- March 22nd, 2013: Effect of Dimensionality on the Percolation Thresholds of Various d-Dimensional Lattices is published in Physical Review E.
- February 27th, 2013: Quantitative Characterization of the Microstructure and Transport Properties of Biopolymer Networks has been chosen as one of Physical Biology's highlights of 2012.
- February 16th, 2013: Effect of Dimensionality on the Percolation Threshold of Overlapping Nonspherical Hyperparticles is published in Physical Review E.
- February 15th, 2013: Exotic Ground States of Directional Pair Potentials via Collective-Density Variables is published in Journal of Statistical Physics.
- February 8th, 2013: Designed Diamond Ground State via Optimized Isotropic Monotonic Pair Potentials is published in Journal of Chemical Physics.
- January 2nd, 2013: Nonequilibrium static growing length scales in supercooled liquids on approaching the glass transition is published in Journal of Chemical Physics.
- October 22nd, 2012: Families of tessellations of space by elementary polyhedra via retessellations of face-centered-cubic and related tilings is published in Physical Review E.
- September 23th, 2012: Maximally
dense packings of two-dimensional convex and concave noncircular
particles is published in Physical Review E.
- August 24th, 2012: Nonequilibrium
Static Diverging Length Scales on Approaching a Prototypical Model Glassy
State is published in Physical Review E.
- August 20th, 2012: Frank Stillinger has been awarded the
2013 ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry.
- August 16th, 2012: Effect of dimensionality on the continuum percolation of overlapping hyperspheres and hypercubes. II. Simulation results and analyses is published in Journal of Chemical Physics.
- July 20th, 2012: Organizing principles
for dense packings of nonspherical hard particles: Not all shapes are
created equal is published in Physical Review E.
- June 8th, 2012:
Quantitative characterization of the microstructure and transport
properties of biopolymer networks is published in Physical Biology.
- May 29th, 2012: Microstructural degeneracy associated with a two-point correlation function and its information content is published in Physical Review E.