Welcome to the Takatori Lab!
Our objective is to understand and engineer soft materials with unusual physical properties.
We combine theoretical fluid dynamics, nonequilibrium statistical physics, and bottom-up experiments.
Illustration by David S. Goodsell, the Scripps Research Institute
Controlling colloidal self-assembly and emergent phenomena by modulating the interfacial surface dynamics, inspired by the unique physical properties of plasma membranes.
Predicting growth and mechanics of viscoelastic monolayers with theories and experiments that incorporate self-propulsive activity, elastic bending, and glassy dynamics.
Understanding microbial transport in complex materials by analyzing colloidal dynamics in confined, porous media with soft polymer substrates.
Using nonequilibrium forces to tune material properties in colloidal hydrogels + dense amorphous suspensions.