Prof. Schieber's Research Group studies the physical properties of soft matter. Examples of soft matter are polymers, cytoskeletal material, extracellular matrix, liquid crystals and self-assembled surfactants. The research is both theoretical and experimental.
Theoretically, we develop and study models to predict the relaxation, rheology, diffusion and optical properties of soft matter in flow and in dynamic equilibrium. Our theoretical work is complemented and greatly aided by collaborative experimental work performed in µCoSM here at IIT, and with other collaborators around the world.
On the experimental side, we use rheological techniques to measure relaxation properties, and an optical technique called Forced Rayleigh Light Scattering to measure thermal conductivity. We also study these properties in flows. For further details about our research, see the publications and preprints available by the link on your right.
OUR LATEST PUBLICATION
The role of filament length, finite-extensibility and motor force dispersity in stress relaxation and buckling mechanisms in non-sarcomeric active gels
Andrés Córdoba, Jay D Schieber, Tsutomu Indei
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