Eric Dufresne (L) in the lab
We are delighted to announce Professor Eric Dufresne (Yale University) as the recipient of the 2014 Soft Matter Lectureship. This award is given annually to honour a scientist who, although still in the earlier stages of their career, has made a remarkable contribution to the soft matter field.
Eric is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University. His research group is focused on experimental soft matter physics, with emphases on colloids, capillarity and cell biology. Eric earned his Ph.D. with David Grier at the University of Chicago and was a post-doc with David Weitz at Harvard.
Here is a sample of Eric’s recent Soft Matter papers:
Traction force microscopy in physics and biology Robert W. Style, Rostislav Boltyanskiy, Guy K. German, Callen Hyland, Christopher W. MacMinn, Aaron F. Mertz, Larry A. Wilen, Ye Xu and Eric R. Dufresne
Imaging stress and strain in the fracture of drying colloidal films Ye Xu, Guy K. German, Aaron F. Mertz and Eric R. Dufresne
We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Soft Matter Lectureship- the high calibre of the nominees meant that selecting this year’s recipient was not an easy decision for our Editorial Board. Please keep an eye on the blog for more Lectureship news, including information on where Eric will be presenting his Soft Matter lecture.