Christopher Edelmaier, Nicolas Santander, Michael Stefferson, and Garrek Stemo graduated

May 10, 2018

Today the group celebrated four graduating students: Christopher Edelmaier (physics PhD), Nicolas Santander (engineering physics BS), Michael Stefferson (physics PhD) and Garrek Stemo (physics BA magna cum laude). Congratulations!

Michael Stefferson photo

Michael Stefferson defended his thesis

May 10, 2018

Congratulations to Michael Stefferson for successfully defending his PhD thesis today.

Mean square displacement curves showing Fickian and anomalous diffusion.

Michael Stefferson's paper accepted by Physical Biology

June 15, 2017

Michael Stefferson's paper "Effects of soft interactions and bound mobility on diffusion in crowded environments: a model of sticky and slippery obstacles" was accepted for publication by Physical Biology.

Model schematic for sticky and slippery obstacles.

Effects of soft interactions and bound mobility on diffusion in crowded environments: a model of sticky and slippery obstacles

June 12, 2017

There are many biological systems in which tracer particles diffuse in a crowded environment. We implemented a lattice Monte Carlo model to analyze the effects of binding kinetics, bound motion, and obstacle size on tracer diffusive in the presence of soft obstacles.