Michael J. Solomon accepted the 2011 Soft Matter Lectureship at Jülich Soft Matter Days, in Bonn, Germany. The award was presented by Professor Martien Cohen Stuart, Chairman of the Soft Matter Editorial Board.
Michael J. Solomon is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Solomon’s research addresses questions about the structure and function of soft matter. His group has developed methods in confocal microscopy to understand how colloids, anisotropic particles and bacteria biofilms assemble into structures such as gels and crystals, and how these structures respond to forces due to shear flow, centrifugation and electric fields.
The Soft Matter Lectureship an annual award to honour a younger scientist who has made a significant contribution to the soft matter field.