Matthew Glaser Portrait
Professor Attendant Rank
Physics

Office: DUAN F515

Research Interests:

I'm interested the statistical physics of soft condensed matter, including liquid crystals, colloids, and biomaterials.

I'm interested in the equilibrium and nonequilibrium self-organization of soft condensed matter, including liquid crystals, colloids, and biomaterials. My research involves the use of computer simulation and modeling to advance basic understanding of a variety of problems in materials physics and biophysics, including nanostructure formation in bent-core liquid crystals, clustering instabilities and complex phase behavior in soft colloids, the nonequilibrium steady state behavior of active liquid crystalline matter, mechanisms of charge transport in liquid crystalline semiconductors, and two-dimensional fluid physics in free-standing smectic liquid crystalline films. I'm also interested in the first-principles design of organic materials and in the development of novel coarse-graining methods for molecular simulation.

Selected Publications:

  1. “Helical nanofilament phases,” L. E. Hough, H. T. Jung, D. Krüerke, M. S. Heberling, M. Nakata, C. D. Jones, D. Chen, J. Zasadzinski, G. Heppke, J. Rabe, W. Stocker, E. Körblova, D. M. Walba, M. A. Glaser, and N. A. Clark, Science 325, 456-460 (2009).
  2. “Chiral isotropic liquids from achiral molecules,” L. E. Hough, M. Spannuth, M. Nakata, D. A. Coleman, C. D. Jones, G. Dantlgraber, C. Tschierske, J. Watanabe, E. Körblova, D. M. Walba, M. A. Glaser, and N. A. Clark, Science 325, 452-456 (2009).
  3. “Microtubule depolymerization by the kinesin-8 motor Kip3p: a mathematical model,” L. E. Hough, A. Schwabe, M. Glaser, J. R. McIntosh, and M. D. Betterton, Biophysical Journal 96, 3050-3064 (2009).
  4. “Molecular dynamics simulation study of spherical nanoparticles in a nematogenic matrix: anchoring, interactions, and phase behavior,” J. Xu, D. Bedrov, G. D. Smith, and M. A. Glaser, Phys. Rev. E 79, 011704 (2009).
  5. “Soft spheres make more mesophases,” M. A. Glaser, G. M. Grason, R. D. Kamien, A. Kosmrlj, C. D. Santangelo, and P. Ziherl, Europhysics Letters 78, 46004 (2007).
  6. “Discrete elastic model for two-dimensional melting,” Y. Lansac, M. A. Glaser, and N. A. Clark, Physical Review E 73, 041501 (2006).
  7. “Fluctuations and clinicity in tilted smectic liquid crystals,” M. A. Glaser and N. A. Clark, Physical Review E 66, 021711 (2002).
  8. “Induced anticlinic ordering and nanophase segregation of bow-shaped molecules in a smectic solvent,” P. K. Maiti, Y. Lansac, M. A. Glaser and N. A. Clark, Physical Review Letters 88, 065504 (2002).
  9. “A ferroelectric liquid crystal conglomerate composed of racemic molecules,” D. M. Walba, E. Körblova, R. Shao, J. E. Maclennan, D. R. Link, M. A. Glaser, and N. A. Clark, Science 288, 2181 (2000).
  10. “Photocontrolled nanophase segregation in a liquid-crystal solvent,” Y. Lansac, M. A. Glaser, N. A. Clark, and O. D. Lavrentovich, Nature 398, 54-57 (1999).
  11. “Melting and liquid structure in two dimensions,” M. A. Glaser and N. A. Clark, Advances in Chemical Physics 83, 543-709 (1993).