Principal Investigator

Mohamed Amine Gharbi 

Assistant Professor of Physics 

PhD, University of Montpellier, France


Phone: 617 287 5997 

Graduate Students



Vajra Sabhapathy Badha

PhD Candidate

Background: Bioengineering 

Project: Active Matter

Period: Spring 2021 - present







Changshuo Fu

PhD Candidate

Background: Physics

Project: Confinement of LCs

Period: Fall 2021 - present







John Rolleri

Master's student

Background: Physics

Project: Active Matter

Period: Fall 2022 - present





Undergraduate Students



Meghann Dunn

Undergraduate Student

Background: Physics 

Project: Liquid crystal foam

Period: Spring 2022 - present





Kyle Anderson

Undergraduate Student

Background: Engineering Physics 

Project: Liquid crystal foam

Period: Spring 2023 - present






Rachel N Nere

Undergraduate Student

Background: Physics 

Project: Confinement of liquid crystals

Period: Fall 2021 - present




Group Picture, May 2023

From left to right: John, Rachel, Mohamed Amine, Changshuo, and Vajra

Group Picture, May 2022

From left to right: Changshuo, Meghann, Rachel, Vajra, and Mohamed Amine

Group Picture, November 2021

From left to right: Hongjie, Changshuo, Rachel, Vajra, and Mohamed Amine

Group Picture, July 2021

Group Picture, March 2019

From left to right: Ryan, Charlotte, Erik, William, Elizabeth, Edward, Bassma, and Mohamed Amine

Group Picture, October 2018

From left to right: Mohamed Amine, Charlotte, Erik, Bassma, and Elizabeth

Group Picture, July 2018

From left to right: Erik, Elizabeth, Himani, and Mohamed Amine

We are always seeking motivated undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs interested in soft matter and biophysics research. Contact Prof. Gharbi about possible opportunities. 

Lab Alumni 

12- Hongjie Lin, Undergraduate Student (Spring 2020-Fall 2021)

11- Mackenzie O'Keefe, Master's Graduate Student (Spring 2020-Spring 2021)

11- Roy Varon Weinryb, Undergraduate Student (Spring 2021)

10- Ryan Preusse, Master's Graduate Student (Fall 2018-Spring 2020)

09- Charlotte Kyeremah, Master's Graduate Student (Fall 2018-Spring 2020)

08- Zhihan Xing (Spring 2020)

07- Abeco Rwakabuba, Undergraduate Student (Summer 2019-Fall 2019)

06- Elizabeth R George, Undergraduate Student (Fall 2018-Fall 2019)

05- Erik Drybread, Undergraduate Student (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

04- William Emery, Undergraduate Student (Spring 2019)

03- Bassma S Bawazeer, Undergraduate Student (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

02- Himani Pandita, Master's Graduate Student (Summer 2018)

01- Godsgift Omere, Undergraduate Student (Spring 2018)