U.S. Unit

Unit Leader

Michael Rubinstein, Ph.D.



Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

Research keywords:

Polymer Physics, Soft Matter, Polymer Dynamics, Polymer Networks, Polymer Gels, Viscoelasticity

*The following members are listed in alphabetical order.

Stephen Craig, Ph.D.


William T. Miller Professor

Department of Chemistry, Duke University

Research keywords:

Polymers, Networks, Mechanochemistry

Jan Genzer, Ph.D.

Studio portrait of Jan Genzer Affiliate

Celanese Professor

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

Research keywords:

Polymer Surfaces & Interfaces, Surface Patterning, Surface-initiated Polymerization, Polymer Brushes, Silicone Gels, Hydrogels, Responsive Materials, Biofouling

Wei Hong, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University

Research keywords:

Continuum Mechanics, Fracture, Multiphysics Modeling, Soft Composites, Structures and Materials

Tsutomu Indei, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:

Theoretical Physics for Condensed Soft Matter, Polymer Rheology, Associating Polymer, Microrheology