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Advancing rapidly growing research in Soft Matter and Biological Physics


Welcome to the web pages of the Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics!

This interdisciplinary research Center was established in February 2016, and is administered by the Department of Physics in the College of Science. Its mission is to advance the rapidly growing research areas of soft matter and biological physics. Special attention will be extended to how these developments can address many of the most significant problems currently facing society, for example effective drug design and delivery, next generation materials, programmable biology, and models for human disease.

We trust these pages will provide you with useful information about our Center's members, with faculty presently from eight different departments across the university; our exciting research projects; and ongoing or planned scientific and educational activities. If you are a researcher or student interested in this Center or any of our groups' pursuits, please do not hesitate to contact us!

We gratefully acknowledge support for our activities through the Departments of Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; the College of Science; and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Uwe Tauber  , Professor of Physics; Director of Center from June 2016 through June 2022

Dr. Shengfeng Cheng, Associate Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics   

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