U.S. Unit

Michael Rubinstein, Ph.D.

Unit Leader



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.



Department of Chemistry, Duke University

Research keywords:

Polymers, Networks, Mechanochemistry

Jan Genzer, Ph.D.

Studio portrait of Jan Genzer Affiliate


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.



Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University

Research keywords:

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

Chung-Yuen Hui, Ph.D.


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

Research keywords:

Fracture Mechanics of Soft Materials, Adhesion and Contact Mechanics, Surface Constitutive Behavior of Soft Solids and Mechanical Behavior of Soft Composites

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