Group Picture, February 2024

From left to right: Mohamed, Vajra, Bhakti, Tanvi, Meghann, and Changshuo


Principal Investigator

Mohamed Amine Gharbi 

Associate 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





Bhakti Joshi

Undergraduate Student

Background: Biology 

Project: Active Matter

Period: Spring 2024 - present





Tanvi Prajapati

Undergraduate Student

Background: Biology 

Project: Active Matter

Period: Spring 2024 - present




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 

14- Kyle Anderson, Undergraduate Student (Fall 2022-Spring 2023)

13- Rachel Nere, Undergraduate Student (Fall 2021-Spring 2023)

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)