Fraden Group

Overview

We study a broad range of topics in Soft Matter utilizing a variety of methods spanning experiment, theory, and simulation. Current research thrusts are in active matter, colloidal self-assembly of DNA origami, non-linear chemical dynamics, chemical networks, chemomechanics, soft robotics, protein crystallization, and microfluidics. As our research interests lie at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering, we are interdisciplinary, but as these projects are large and challenging, we collaborate in multi-investigator projects.


Experiments and simulations from the lab

Three minute video showing a range of icosahedral capsids self-assembled from origami colloids.



Brandeis Bioinspired Soft Materials MRSEC

Miles O'Brien features active matter research from the Brandeis Bioinspired Soft Materials MRSEC on NSF's Science Nation.


Experiments and simulations from the lab

 

Press



Press

            Brandeis Bioinspired Soft Materials MRSEC featured on PBS Newshour.


Funding