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 

 

 


Postdoctoral Fellow 

Dr. Achini Opathalage

Project: Protein Crystallization and Active Matter

Educational background: Physics

Email: oatr7140@brandeis.edu 

 

 


Postdoctoral Associate 

Dr. Mohamed Amine Gharbi

Project: Active Matter

Educational background: Physics

Email: magharbi@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  

 

 

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 2011 - 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

  • 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