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Principal Investigator


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Seth Fraden

Position: Principal Investigator, Professor of Physics
Period: 1989 - Present
Educational Background: Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1987

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Research Staff


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Nate Tompkins

Position: Assistant Director of Research and Education
Period: May 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions, synchronization

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Post-Doctoral Fellows


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Baptiste Blanc

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Period: January 2016 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Synthesizing Belousov–Zhabotinsky actuated hydrogels

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Michael M. Norton

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Period: December 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Mechanical Engineering
Research Area: Modeling coupled Belousov–Zhabotinsky Oscillators and B-Z actuated hydrogel mechanics

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Achini Opathalage

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Period: October 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Protein Crystallization and Active Matter

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Mohamed Amine Gharbi

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Period: January 2017 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Active Matter

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Graduate Students


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Maria Eleni (Marilena) Moustaka

Position: Graduate Student
Period: July 2016 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions
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Ian Hunter

Position: Graduate Student
Period: July 2016 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Pattern formation in complex networks of non-linear coupled oscillators
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S. Ali Aghvami

Position: Graduate Student
Period: September 2014 - Present
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Multiphase microfluidics

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Undergraduate Students


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Yanlin Li

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Microfabrication
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Amanda Chisholm

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall 2016 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Youssef Fahmy

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Summer 2017 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Blake Langesley

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Summer 2017 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Active Matter
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Anne Okrah

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Summer 2017 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Rhiannan Flynn

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Summer 2017 - Present
Educational Background: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction

Recently Graduated Students


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Camille Girabawe

Position: Graduate Student
Period: July 2011 - April 2017
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions

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Achini Opathalage

Position: Graduate Student
Period: June 2011 - October 2015
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Protein Crystalization

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Nate Tompkins

Position: Graduate Student
Period: May 2010 - May 2015
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions, synchronization

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Ning Li

Position: Graduate Student
Period: May 2009 - February 2015
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions, synchronization

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Sathish Akella

Position: Graduate Student
Period: June 2008 - August 2013
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Protein Crystallization

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Michael Heymann

Position: Graduate Student
Period: June 2008 - August 2013
Educational Background: Biochemistry
Research Area: Everything

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Rafael A. Cabanas (Phoenix)

Position: Graduate Student
Period: December 2008 - August 2013
Educational Background: Physics
Research Area: Self Assembly of viruses

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Matt Cambria

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: January 2013 - May 2015
Educational Background: Brandeis Physics Student
Research Area: Microfluidic Techniques

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Adam Wang

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: June 2013 - May 2015
Educational Background: Brandeis Physics Student
Research Area:Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions, synchronization

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Jacob Gold

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: June 2013 - May 2015
Educational Background: Brandeis Physics Student
Research Area:Belousov–Zhabotinsky nonlinear reactions, chemical computation

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Chris Hong

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: May 2014 - May 2015
Educational Background: Brandeis Biological Physics Student
Research Area:Microfluidic Protein Crystalization Methods

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Affiliated:


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Dongshin Kim

Position: Director of Microfluidics
Period: Jan 2009 - February 2015
Educational Background: PhD. Mechanical Engineering
Research Area: Microfluidics

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Ye Zhang

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Professor at Okinawa
Period: 2011 - 2014
Educational Background: Chemistry, PhD
Research Area: Supramolecular Hydrogels

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Lab Alumni:


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Alex Mitchell

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Spring 2016 - Summer 2016
Educational Background: Brandeis University Neuroscience
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Remi Boros

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Johnson Agyapong

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall 2016 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Vardges Tserunyan

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Jesse Held

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Fall 2015 - Present
Educational Background: Brandeis University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Anna Kolstad

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Summer 2015
Educational Background: Princeton University Physics
Research Area: Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
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Austin Prince

Position: Undergraduate Student
Period: Summer 2015
Educational Background: Eckerd College Physics
Research Area: Thermal Plastics

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2016, Central Rock

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2016, Mt. Lafayette

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2015, Crane's Beach

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2014, Crane's Beach

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2013, New Hampshire

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