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Smalyukh, Ivan Professor

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  • Our scientific interests encompass different branches of soft condensed matter and optical physics, including laser trapping and imaging techniques, molecular and colloidal self-assembly, fundamental properties of liquid crystals, polymers, organic and nano photovoltaics, nano-structured and other functional materials, as well as their photonic and electro-optic applications.

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  • experimental soft condensed matter physics, nano science

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  • PHYS 7430 - Soften Condensed Matter Physics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces the science of liquid crystals, polymers, biological membranes, biopolymers, block copolymers, molecular monolayers, colloids, nanoparicle suspensions, emulsions, foals, gels, elastomers and other soft materials. Topics vary from semester to semester and is geared toward graduate students with diverse preparation backgrounds, including students from the Department of Physics, as well as other science and engineering departments.
  • PHYS 7450 - Theory of Solid State 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Second semester of condensed matter physics, covers topics in soft condensed matter physics, liquid crystals, semiconductors, Quantum Hall effect, Fractional Quantum Hall effect, superconductivity and other topics at the discretion of the instructor.

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