Welcome to Mark Bowick’s Soft Matter Group on Graphene Kirigami and Metamaterials

Our group is working to understand the effects of thermal fluctuations on graphene kirigami. We are exploring avenues to define cuts, slits and folds that can be made to give graphene specific behavior and in the process achieve an algorithm to develop programmable matter. We are using analytical methods and simulations to study graphene sheet and collaborating with Cornell University for conducting experiments.

Latest Publications

  • Effects of scar on icosahedral crystalline shell stability under external pressure. [Phys. Rev.E91,033205 (2015)]
  • Topology and Dynamics of Active Nematic Vesicles. [Science 345,1135 (2014)]

  • Recent News

  • TIME article on Graphene: The material of tomorrow.
  • [April 7, 2015] Talk by Prof.Mark Bowick at research seminar, ICERM, Brown University.

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