Welcome to the Takatori Lab! 

Our objective is to understand and engineer soft materials with unusual physical properties and interfaces.

We use theory and experiment to develop multifunctional, “living” materials by combining the dynamic programmability of active matter with the molecular specificity of biological components.

Colloids and Biological Interfaces


Engineering colloidal self-assembly and suspension dynamics via interface modulation, inspired by the unique physical properties of biological membranes.


Understanding the dynamics of complex biological interfaces, using engineered molecular probes on reconstituted and live cell membranes.

Active Matter at Interfaces


Controlling the dynamics of active matter on 2D interfaces using in-vitro experiments and particle-based theories.


Using nonequilibrium forces to tune material properties in thin films and colloidal suspensions.