Principal Investigator

Prof. Seth Fraden 

Professor of Physics

Email: fraden@brandeis.edu

Phone: (781) 736-2888

Fax: (781) 736-2915

 


POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Dr. John Berezney 

Project: Active Matter

Educational background: Materials Science

Email: berezney@brandeis.edu

 

 


Postdoctoral Fellow 

Dr. Baptiste Blanc 

Project: Synthesizing Belousov–Zhabotinsky actuated hydrogels

Educational background: Physics

Email: bblanc@brandeis.edu 

 

 


Postdoctoral Fellow 

Dr. Michael M. Norton 

Project: Modeling B-Z actuated hydrogel mechanics and Active Matter

Educational background: Mechanical Engineering

Email: mmnorton@brandeis.edu 

 

 


GRADUATE STUDENTS

PhD Candidate

Maria Eleni (Marilena) Moustaka

Project: Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions

Educational background: Physics

Email: mmoustak@brandeis.edu 

 

 


PhD Candidate

Ian Hunter

Project: Pattern formation in complex networks of non-linear coupled oscillators

Educational background: Physics

Email: ianmhunter@brandeis.edu  

 

 


PhD Candidate

S. Ali Aghvami

Project: Multiphase microfluidics

Educational background: Physics

Email: aghvami@brandeis.edu  

 

 


PhD Candidate

Zahra Zarei

Project: Active nematics

Educational background: Physics

Email: zahrazarei@brandeis.edu  

 

 


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

Yanlin Li

Project: Microfabrication

Period: Fall 2015 - present

Educational background: Physics

Email: yanlinli@brandeis.edu  

 

 


Youssef Fahmy

Project: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction

Period: Fall 2017 - present

Educational background: Physics

Email: yfahmy98@brandeis.edu  


Amanda Chisholm

Project: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction

Period: Fall 2016 - present

Educational background: Physics

Email: achisholm@brandeis.edu  

 


Blake Langesley

Project: Active Matter

Period: Fall 2017 - present

Educational background: Physics

Email: blake42@brandeis.edu 


RECENTLY GRADUATED STUDENTS

Dr. Camille Girabawe (July 2011 - April 2017)

Dr. Achini Opathalage (June 2010 - October 2015)

Dr. Nate Tompkins (May 2010 - May 2015)

Dr. Ning Li (May 2009 - February 2015)

Dr. Sathish Akella (June 2008 - August 2013)

Dr. Michael Heymann (June 2008 - August 2013) 

Dr. Rafael A. Cabanas (December 2008 - August 2013)  

LAB ALUMNI

Dr. Mohamed Amine Gharbi, Postdoc (2016 - 2017)

Dr. Achini Opathalage, Grad student and postdoc (2010 - 2017)

Rhiannon Flynn, Undergraduate student (Summer 2017)

Anne Okrah, Undergraduate student (Summer 2017)

Dr. Nate Tompkins, Graduate student and Postdoctoral research fellow (May 2010 - July 2017)

Matt Cambria, Undergraduate student (January 2013 - May 2015)

Adam Wang, Undergraduate student (June 2013 - May 2015)

Jacob Gold, Undergraduate student (June 2013 - May 2015)

Chris Hong, Undergraduate student (May 2014 - May 2015)

Dr. Dongshin Kim, Director of Microfluidics (January 2009 - February 2015)

Dr. Ye Zhang, Postdoctoral fellow (2011 - 2014)

Alex Mitchell, Undergraduate student (spring 2016 - May 2017)

Remi Boros, Undergraduate student (fall 2015 - May 2017)

Johnson Agyapong, Undergraduate student (fall 2016 - May 2017)

Vardges Tserunyan, Undergraduate student (fall 2015 - May 2017)

Jesse Held, Undergraduate student (fall 2015 - May 2017)

Anna Kolstad, Undergraduate student (summer 2015)

Austin Prince, Undergraduate student (summer 2015) 

Dr. Evelyn Panagakou, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Hector Octavio Gonzalez Ochoa, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Frederic Gobeaux, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Viatcheslav Berejnov, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Eric Grelet, Postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Emmanuel Belamie, Postdoctoral fellow

Susan Okrah

Niya Wilkins

Ethan Chan

Arda Cam

Xiaotong geng

Thomas Litschel

Markus Ludwig

Tianshu Liu

Emily Peck

Seila Selimovic

Phil Fei Huang

Jung Uk Shim

Kirstin Purdy

Ujitha Dassanayake

Zvonimir Dogic

Marie Adams

Jay Tang

San Lin

Mark Ospeck

Ariel Hyre

Adam Ollanik

Flori Yellin

Aaron Mowitz

Korbinian Winkler 

Kyle Harrington