Welcome to the Takatori Lab! 

Our objective is to understand and engineer unconventional, nature-inspired soft materials.

We combine theoretical fluid dynamics and statistical physics with bottom-up biomolecular experiments.

Understanding microbial fitness in non-Newtonian fluids by analyzing bacterial interaction with biopolymers and protein crosslinkers.

Predicting growth and mechanics of bacterial colonies by developing theories that incorporate bacterial division, packing, and glassy dynamics.

Using nonequilibrium forces to design advanced soft materials like colloidal hydrogels + dense amorphous suspensions.

Illustration by David S. Goodsell, the Scripps Research Institute

Analyzing dynamics of proteins and polysaccharides on curved membrane surfaces and at cell interfaces with in-vitro experiments and simulations.


UCSB Chemical Engineering

We are excited to start at UCSB's Chemical Engineering during the 2019-2020 academic year! Construction of the lab is underway! Interested postdoctoral scholars and PhD students, both experimentalists and theorists, are encouraged to get in touch! See "Join" page for details.

Department of Chemical Engineering
Engineering II Building
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

stakatori [at] berkeley.edu

© 2019 by Sho Takatori