Complex and Biological Fluids Group

  • Microstructure and Rheology of Colloidal Dispersions
  • Microrheology of soft materials
  • Mechanics of Pronuclear Migration in Cell Division
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  • Mitotic Spindle Structure
Microstructure and Rheology of Cooloidal Dispersions1 Microrheology of soft materials2 Mechanics of cytoskeletal structures 3 Computational methods for studying complex assemblies4 Combining electron tomography with dynamic simulations5
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Welcome to Complex and Biological Fluids Group!

Dr. Ehssan Nazockdast
Assistant Professor
Applied Physical Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I am a Flatiron Research Fellow in Biophysical Modeling Group at Simons Foundation. I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill in July 2017.

Our group is interested in Complex fluids i.e. fluids that are driven out of their equilibrium state by internally generated or externally imposed forces and stresses. Some examples of complex fluids in living systems include macromolecular entities like DNA and proteins, and larger structures such as the cytoskeleton. A few synthetic examples include suspensions, emulsions, foams, liquid crystals and polymeric liquids. We use theory and simulation to relate the collective behavior of complex fluids to the microscopic interactions of their building blocks, towards developing predictive theories for living and synthetically engineered complex fluids. Check out the research section to find out more about our work.

Open Positions!

We welcome talented and motivated graduate students and postdocs to join our group! Contact me at for more details.