• Finding better ways to pack polyhedrons
  • Pinwheel 'living' crystals
  • Entropy can lead to order
  • Tetrahedral quasicrystalline assembly
  • Nanoscale balancing act mirrors forces in living systems

Awards – Leadership award

March 4 2019
Congrats to Shannon Moran for receiving the College Distinguished Leadership Award for Graduate Students! She will be recognized at the College’s Leader and Honors Brunch.

Awards – Rackham Fellowship

March 1 2019
Congratulations to Bryan VanSaders, who was awarded a 2019-2020 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.

Awards – Student award

February 26 2019
Congrats to Rose Cersonsky for receiving the 2019 Biointerfaces Institute (BI) Student Innovator Award! The award will be conferred during the BI Research Day on March 20, 2019, where Rose will give a featured research presentation.

Awards – Luce Scholarship

February 21 2019
Congratulations to former Glotzer group member Sophie Barterian, who was chosen to be a 2019-2020 Luce Scholar.

Honors – NAE

February 7 2019
Sharon Glotzer has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, “for development of computer-based design principles for assembly engineering and manufacturing of advanced materials and nanotechnology.”

News articles in University of Michigan’s The University Record:
Three from U-M inducted into National Academy of Engineering
News articles in The Michigan Engineer – News Center:
Sharon C. Glotzer elected to National Academy of Engineering
Three professors inducted into NAE

Media coverage

January 24 2019

News article in The Michigan Engineering News Center:
Toward protein nanomachines: just add charge

Paper – Protein assembly

January 14 2019

Supercharging enables organized assembly of synthetic biomolecules
Anna J. Simon, Yi Zhou, Vyas Ramasubramani, Jens Glaser, Arti Pothukuchy, Jimmy Gollihar, Jillian C. Gerberich, Janelle C. Leggere, Barrett R. Morrow, Cheulhee Jung, Sharon C. Glotzer, David W. Taylor, and Andrew D. Ellington
Nature Chemistry 11, 204-212 (2019).
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-018-0196-3

Paper – Colloidal glass

January 8 2019

Identity crisis in alchemical space drives the entropic colloidal glass transition
Erin G. Teich, Greg van Anders, and Sharon C. Glotzer
Nature Communications 10, 64 (2019).
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07977-2

Compute Allocation – INCITE

December 10 2018
Sharon Glotzer and coworkers received a 2019 INCITE award for their project “Nucleation and Growth of Colloidal Crystals”,
and an Early Science award.
2019 INCITE Fact Sheets (PDF)
News article on che.engin.umich.edu:
Two awards grant more than 1.5 million hours on two of the world’s fastest supercomputers

Paper – Switchable photonic material

December 6 2018

Pressure-tunable photonic band gaps in an entropic colloidal crystal
Rose K. Cersonsky, Julia Dshemuchadse, James Antonaglia, Greg van Anders, and Sharon C. Glotzer
Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 125201 (2018).
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.125201

PhD Defense

December 5 2018
Machine Learning for Automatic Structure Analysis and Experimental Design
Congratulations to Matthew Spellings!

Paper – Inverse design

November 26 2018

Inverse design of simple pair potentials for the self-assembly of complex structures
Carl S. Adorf, James Antonaglia, Julia Dshemuchadse, and Sharon C. Glotzer
J. Chem. Phys. 149, 204102 (2018).
https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5063802

Awards – Poster award

November 21 2018

Congrats to Bryan VanSaders for earning Gold for his poster presentation at the UM 2018 Materials Research Symposium!

PhD Defense

November 7 2018
Inverse Material Design in Colloidal Self-Assembly
Congratulations to Yina Geng!

Awards – at U-M EGS

October 26 2018
Congratulations to Rose Cersonsky, who won an honorable mention in the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research competition at the University of Michigan 2018 Engineering Graduate Symposium.

Awards – APS Aneesur Rahman Prize

October 23 2018
Sharon Glotzer is the recipient of the American Physical Society 2019 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics and will deliver the Rahman Lecture at the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston.

Announcement on the APS website: New APS Prizes and Awards Recipients Announced
Announcement on the University of Michigan, Physics website: Four Physics Faculty Awarded American Physical Society Honors

Honors – Milestone paper

October 15 2018

Congratulations to Michael Engel, Joshua Anderson, and Sharon Glotzer for having their paper Physical Review E 25th Anniversary Milestones.

Their publication with Masaharu Isobe, Etienne Bernard, and Werner Krauth was chosen as a milestone paper “that made significant contributions to their field” among all articles published in Phys. Rev. E in 2013.

Awards – MICDE Fellowship

October 10 2018
Congratulations to Vyas Ramasubramani, who was awarded a 2018-2019 MICDE Fellowship.

Announcement on the University of Michigan ARC-TS website:
MICDE announces 2018-2019 Fellowship recipients

Honors – FUTURE of Physics

September 7 2018
Congrats to Sophie Barterian, who was been selected to attend the FUTURE of Physics workshop at Caltech in November 2018.

PhD Defense

August 24 2018
Local structure in hard particle self-assembly and its failure
Congratulations to Erin Teich!

Awards – AIChE NSEF Forum Award

August 1 2018
Sharon Glotzer will give the 2018 NSEF Forum Plenary “Nano 2.0: From Discovery to Design” at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Monday, October 29th.

MeetUp – PyData Ann Arbor

August 7 2018

Carl Simon Adorf, Vyas Ramasubramani, and Bradley Dice will present signac at the next PyData Ann Arbor MeetUp Metadata and File Data Management with signac (Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM, TD Ameritrade, 201 S. Division, Suite 500, Ann Arbor, MI).

Paper – Folding polyhedra

July 3 2018

Universal folding pathways of polyhedron nets
Paul M. Dodd, Pablo F. Damasceno, and Sharon C. Glotzer
PNAS 115 (29), E6690-E6696 (2018).
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1722681115

Paper – Strain in colloidal crystals

June 22 2018

Strain fields in repulsive colloidal crystals
Bryan VanSaders, Julia Dshemuchadse, and Sharon C. Glotzer
Phys. Rev. Materials 2 (6), 063604 (2018).
http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.063604

PhD Candidacies

May 16 2018

Congratulations to PhD Candidates Fengyi Gao and Kwanghwi Je!

Preliminary exam

May 11 2018

Congratulations to Allen LaCour!

Paper – Packing in cavities

April 28 2018

Shapes within shapes: how particles arrange inside a cavity
Duanduan Wan and Sharon C. Glotzer
Soft Matter 14 (16), 3012-3017 (2018).
https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00048D

Soft Matter cover:

PhD Defense

April 26 2018
Solid-Solid Transitions in Colloidal Matter

Congratulations to Chrisy Du!

PhD Defense

April 24 2018
Inverse Materials Design Employing Self-Folding and Extended Ensembles

Congratulations to Paul Dodd!

PhD Defense

April 20 2018
Understanding and Controlling Directional Entropic Forces in Hard Particle Self-Assembly

Congratulations to Andrew Karas!

Awards – Poster award

April 16 2018

Congrats to Matthew Spellings for earning First Place of the Judges’ Vote at the 2018 Microposter Session of the UM Biointerfaces Institute!

Paper – Crystal Descriptors

March 30 2018

Machine learning for crystal identification and discovery
Matthew Spellings and Sharon C. Glotzer
AIChE J., published online (2018).
https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.16157

Awards – Honorable Mention

April 3 2018
Congratulations to Allen LaCour for receiving an honorable mention for his application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

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