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.



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

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