Soft matter, as a discipline, is interesting for multiple reasons. First, it enables the construction of model systems for studies of fundamental phenomena – such as freezing, melting, the glass transition and alloy formation – on length scales and timescales that are amenable to real space and time (microscopy) as well as reciprocal space techniques (xray, neutron and light scattering). Second, it involves the study of many everyday materials around us: gels, foams, clay, rubber, paint, yogurt. Finally, it enables the design of novel materials with applications in information technology, life sciences, energy and food.

The researchers or research groups listed on this site are working in Canada on soft matter science. Contact the people listed here for summer undergraduate research (USRA), for MSc or PhD graduate work, for postdocs, or for seminars and collaborations! Contact ayethiraj (at) mun.ca if your group should be listed here.