News

May 30, 2024

New paper: M. M. Martirossyan, M. Spellings, H. Pan, J. Dshemuchadse, “Local Structural Features Elucidate Crystallization of Complex Structures”, ACS Nano, published online (2024).

May 28, 2024

Congratulations to Katherine Wang for passing the MSE PhD Q exam!

May 3, 2024

New paper: M. M. Martirossyan, H. Du, J. Dshemuchadse, C. X. Du, “A snapshot review on soft materials assembly design utilizing machine learning methods”, MRS Adv., published online (2024).

April 23, 2024

Julia presented her talk “Understanding complex crystal structures and phase transitions through self-assembly simulations” at the 2024 MRS Spring Meeting in Seattle, WA (Symposium MT01: Integrating Machine Learning and Simulations for Materials Modeling).

April 17, 2024

Congratulations to George Padilla for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation!

→ MSE News

April 17, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Reum Scott for being inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society!

→ Cornell Graduate School
→ Cornell Chronicle

March 7, 2024

Julia presented her talk “Simulating structural phase transitions with simple models” at the 2024 APS March Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

February 27, 2024

Congratulations to Jasmin Kennard for passing her CBE PhD B exam!

Jasmin Kennard's B exam presentation

Jasmin Kennard's B examPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
   
Jasmin Kennard's B examPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan

February 6, 2024

Welcome, Theodore Foulen, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

Theodore FoulenPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan

February 5, 2024

A blog article was published on Hillary’s 2023 ACS Nano paper “Targeted Discovery of Low-Coordinated Crystal Structures via Tunable Particle Interactions”, investigating the topological nets of the new structures that Hillary reported: Net analysis concerning previously unknown crystal structure types with low coordination numbers by Dr. Frank Hoffmann on his blog The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry. Frank discovered that five of the structures correspond to previously unknown networks:





December 15, 2023

News & Views: J. Dshemuchadse, “Isotropic models for anisotropic inorganics”, Nat. Chem. (2023).

November 29, 2023

New paper: R. N. Scott, C. E. Frank, M. M. Martirossyan, P. J. Milner, J. Dshemuchadse, “Two-Dimensional Metal–Organic Framework Self-Assembly and Defect Engineering Studied via Coarse-Grained Simulations”, Chem. Mater., ASAP (2023).

November 28, 2023

Congratulations to Nathan for presenting his poster “Enhancing the Self-Assembly of Binary Colloidal Crystals with Confinement”, in Symposium SF02: Crystallization and Assembly at Interfaces—Fundamental Breakthroughs Enabled by Data-Centric Analysis and In Situ/Operando Techniques at the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA!

November 7, 2023

Congratulations to Hillary and Rachael for giving their talks “Mechanisms of Spontaneous Solid–Solid Phase Transitions between Different Crystal Structures” and “Simulating Growth Mechanisms for Magic-Size Nanoparticle Self-Assembly”, and to Andreia for presenting her poster “Probing the Energy Landscape and Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Magnetic Handshake Panels”, at the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL!

Additional congratulations to Hillary for being awarded an AIChE Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Travel Award!

October 20, 2023

Welcome, Katherine Wang, who is joining the group to work on her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering!

Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan

September 22, 2023

Julia presented her talk “Understanding the Self-Assembly of Complex Crystal Structures Through Minimalistic Simulations” at the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Seminar at North Carolina State University.

September 15, 2023

Welcome, George Padilla, who is joining the group to work on his MS in Materials Science and Engineering! (George is joining us as a fellow of the ACS Bridge Program at Cornell (Ezra’s Bridge).)

George PadillaPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan

August 21, 2023

Welcome, Tran Nguyen, who is joining the group this year to work on her senior thesis!

Tran NguyenPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan

July 19, 2023

Congratulations to Nicole, who successfully defended her MS thesis! We will miss you and are excited to see your next career steps at Applied Materials.

Nicole Chen and Julia at the MSE graduation ceremony.
Nicole Chen and Julia at the MSE graduation ceremony.Photo credit: Jingting (Nicole) Chen

June 27, 2023

Julia presented her talk “Simulating complex crystal structures and their assembly with simple, soft-matter models” at the 2023 Colloid and Interface Symposium (COINS) in Philadelphia, PA.

Julia, presenting at the 2023 Colloid and Interface Symposium (COINS)Photo credit: COINS

June 21, 2023

Congratulations to Maya for giving her talk “Emergent Order During Crystallization of Complex Structures Tracked via an Unsupervised Machine-Learning-Based Order Parameter”,
and to Hongjin, Maya, Rachael, and Reum for presenting posters at the 2023 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Crystal Growth and Assembly (Mechanistic Understanding of the Growth and Assembly of Ordered Materials) in Manchester, NH!

Julia led the discussion on Assembly in Action: Mechanisms and Dynamics at the same event.

June 18, 2023

Congratulations to Hongjin and Maya for giving their talks

  • “Simulating Pressure-Driven Solid–Solid Phase Transformations Across Crystal Structure Types” and
  • “Emergent Order During Crystallization of Complex Structures Tracked via an Unsupervised Machine-Learning-Based Order Parameter”,

respectively, and to Rachael for leading the session on “Crystallization Fundamentals and Application”, at the 2023 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) Crystal Growth and Assembly (New Understanding of Order Emergence Across Scales) in Manchester, NH!

June 6, 2023

Congratulations to Andreia for giving her talk “Hierarchical Self-Assembly Mechanisms and Structures of Magnetic Handshake Panels” at the 97th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium in Raleigh, NC!

June 5, 2023

Welcome, Jen Doyle and Nadya Lumy, who are joining the group to work with us as undergraduate researchers. Jen joins us through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) and Nadya joins us through the ELI Student Grant Program of Cornell Engineering’s Engineering Learning Initiatives.

Jen DoylePhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
   
Nadya LumyPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan

May 31, 2023

Congratulations to Hongjin Du for passing the MSE PhD Q exam!

May 28, 2023

Congratulations to Nicole and Nathan, who celebrated their graduation with their MS and BS degrees, respectively, at the MSE Commencement Ceremony!

Jingting Nicole (earning MS degree), Julia, and Nathan (earning BS degree) at the Cornell MSE Commencement CeremonyPhoto credit: Nathan Huang

May 28, 2023

Congratulations to Nathan for earning the MSE department’s Senior Thesis Award for his thesis “Enhancing the Self-Assembly of Binary Colloidal Crystals with Confinement”!

Julia, Nathan (MSE Senior Thesis Award 2023 recipient), Prof. Chekesha Watson at the Cornell MSE Commencement CeremonyPhoto credit: Robyn Wishna

May 16, 2023

Congratulations to Maya, who received an Exemplary Service Award for Advanced Career Students at the 2023 Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition Celebration, presented by the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and the Graduate and Professional Diversity Council!

Julia received the Faculty Champion Awards for Junior Faculty at the same event!

Awardees at the 2023 Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition CelebrationPhoto credit: Roger William Photography

May 12, 2023

Congratulations to:

  • Maya and Rachael for receiving MSE PhD Travel Conference Grants,
  • Hillary for receiving a Teaching Assistant Excellence Prize,
  • Rachael for receiving the 2nd poster prize for PhD students,
  • and Nathan for receiving the 1st poster prize for senior thesis students,

at the MSE Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala.

Cape Crystal at the MSE Awards Gala 2023Photo credit: Thomas Dienel

From left to right: Julia Dshemuchadse, Rachael Skye, Nathan Huang, Hillary Pan, Maya Martirossyan

May 4, 2023

Julia received the Zellman Warhaft Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award from Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) at the 2023 DPE Annual Awards Banquet!

April 24, 2023

Hillary’s paper was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle: Cornell researchers discover new self-assembled crystal structures (as well as on phys.org).

April 12, 2023

New paper: H. Pan, J. Dshemuchadse, “Targeted Discovery of Low-Coordinated Crystal Structures via Tunable Particle Interactions”, ACS Nano, ASAP (2023).

March 30, 2023

Julia presented her plenary talk “Simulating Complex Crystal Structures and Their Assembly in Hard and Soft Condensed Materials” at the Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK) in Frankfurt, Germany.

March 22, 2023

Julia presented her talk “Simulating Complex Crystal Structures and Their Assembly in Hard and Soft Condensed Materials” at the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, CA.

March 13, 2023

Congratulations to Hillary Pan for passing the MSE PhD A exam!

March 8, 2023

Congratulations to Maya for giving her talk “Signatures of emerging order in complex structures via local structural analysis”, at the 2023 APS March Meeting in Las Vegas, NV!

February 9, 2023

Julia presented in the seminar of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell.

December 13, 2022

Congratulations to Rachael Skye for being awarded an Oral Presentation Prize sponsored by Soft Matter at the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting’s Symposium SB05—Emergent Order and Mesoscale Structure Formation in Soft Condensed Matter!

And:

Congratulations to Hongjin Du for being awarded a Best Poster Award sponsored by ACS Omega at the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting’s Symposium SB05—Emergent Order and Mesoscale Structure Formation in Soft Condensed Matter!

December 6, 2022

Congratulations to Andreia Fenley for passing the CBE PhD A exam!

November 30, 2022

Congratulations to Reum, Maya, Rachael, and Hillary for giving their talks

  • “Establishing Design Rules through Coarse-Grained Simulations of Metal–Organic Framework Synthesis”,
  • “Demystifying Complex Crystal Growth by Classifying Order in Local Environments”,
  • “Controlling the Assembly of Anisotropic Particles via the Geometry of a Confining Interface”, and
  • “Targeted Discovery of Low-Coordinated Crystal Structures Using Highly Tunable Particle Interactions”,

respectively, and to Hongjin for presenting her poster “Simulating Pressure-Driven Solid–Solid Phase Transformations Across Crystal Structure Types”, in Symposium SB05—Emergent Order and Mesoscale Structure Formation in Soft Condensed Matter at the 2022 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA!

November 15, 2022

Congratulations to Andreia for giving her talk “Phase Behavior and Morphological Features of Self-Assembled Magnetic Handshake Panels”, and to Sophia for presenting her poster “Crystal Growth, Interrupted: Studying Solid–Solid Phase Transformations with Self-Assembly Simulations”, at the 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ!

Additional congratulations to Andreia for being awarded an AIChE Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Travel Award!

November 1, 2022

Julia presented in the seminar of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

October 17, 2022

Julia was awarded an EPICC Award by Cornell’s College of Engineering.

October 14, 2022

Welcome, Hongjin Du, who worked with us as an undergraduate researcher during her senior year and is now joining the group as a PhD student!

Hongjin DuPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan

October 11, 2022

Julia presented in the seminar of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

October 7, 2022

Julia presented in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar at Boise State University in Boise, ID.

October 4, 2022

Julia presented her talks “Tuning emergent crystalline order in self-assembly simulations” and “Crystal growth and design with coarse-grained particle models” at the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting in Rochester, NY.

September 21, 2022

Rachael’s paper “Tuning assembly structures of hard shapes in confinement via interface curvature” was featured on the journal cover of Soft Matter.


(Find the pdf version of the cover here.)

September 8, 2022

Julia presented her talk “Emerging crystalline order in self-assembly simulations of complex structures” at the Complex Order in Functional Systems (Complex Order 2022) workshop at Chicheley Hall, UK (supported by the European Research Council).

August 19, 2022

Rachael’s paper was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle: Study sheds new light on materials assembly in confinement (as well as on phys.org).

August 4, 2022

The award of a 2022 Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Awards to Julia and to Cape Crystal was announced by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

2022 Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Awards

July 14, 2022

New paper: R. S. Skye, E. G. Teich, J. Dshemuchadse, “Tuning assembly structures of hard shapes in confinement via interface curvature”, Soft Matter, accepted manuscript (2022).

July 8, 2022

Congratulations to Rachael Skye for passing the MSE PhD A exam!

June 21, 2022

Julia presented her virtual talk “Decoding complex hard-matter crystals with simple soft-matter self-assembly simulations” at the 10th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals (Aperiodic2022).

June 6, 2022

Welcome, Emily Almgren, Nikki Hammond, and Caleb Schlissel, who are joining the group to work with us as undergraduate researchers. Emily joins us through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR), Nikki joins us through the CoMSEF Scholars REU Program of the Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and Caleb joins us through the ELI Student Grant Program of Cornell Engineering’s Engineering Learning Initiatives.

Emily Almgren
   
Nikki Hammond
   
Caleb Schlissel

May 29, 2022

Congratulations to Hongjin for earning the MSE department’s Senior Thesis Award for her thesis “Simulating Pressure-Driven Solid–Solid Phase Transformations across Crystal Structure Types”! (As well as the MSE Jeffrey Design Award with her senior design project team!)

Cornell MSE Senior Thesis Award 2022: Hongjin Du, with Prof. van Dover.

May 23, 2022

Julia participated in a panel discussion on “How to Turn a Great Idea into a Successful Grant Proposal” at the Materials Innovators in 2D Materials Workshop, hosted at Cornell University by Howard and North Carolina A&T State Universities, the Cornell Center for Materials Research, and the Center for Precision Assembled Quantum Materials at Columbia University.

May 4, 2022

Congratulations to Hongjin and Joy for presenting their posters “Simulating Pressure-Driven Solid–Solid Phase Transformations Across Crystal Structure Types” and “Computational Modeling of Zinc blende-like Nanocluster Structures” on their senior thesis projects at the Cornell MSE MEng/UG Poster Session!

Cornell MSE seniors at poster presentation.

May 3, 2022

Just as the semester draws to a close, it was time for a new group picture!

The Cape Crystal research group.Photo credit: Sabrina Li (May 3, 2022)

From left to right: Julia Dshemuchadse, Reum Scott, Andreia Fenley, Sophia Janoyan, Maya Martirossyan, Rachael Skye, Joy Hendrix, Nathan Huang, Hillary Pan, Hongjin Du, Nicole Chen, Jasmin Kennard

April 14, 2022

New paper: H. Han, S. Kallakuri, Y. Yao, C. B. Williamson, D. R. Nevers, B. H. Savitzky, R. S. Skye, M. Xu, O. Voznyy, J. Dshemuchadse, L. F. Kourkoutis, S. J. Weinstein, T. Hanrath, R. D. Robinson, “Multiscale hierarchical structures from a nanocluster mesophase”, Nature Materials (2022).

Highlights:

April 12, 2022

Julia presented on “Mesoscale simulation methods” in the Cornell Soft Matter Hub talk series at Cornell University.

April 10, 2022

Julia co-organized Expanding Space in Astrophysics: A Wiki Edit-a-thon with the American Physical Society (APS) at the APS April Meeting 2022. (The event was also highlighted by Astrobites.)

April 2, 2022

Rachael Skye and Maya Martirossyan presented the educational kit Computer Simulation: Packing Candy, which they created for the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) Lending Library of Experiments, at a virtual STEM Teacher Workshop organized by the MRSECs at Cornell University, Columbia University, and Pennsylvania State University.

Decorative image: a package of m&ms and two simulation snapshots

March 16, 2022

Congratulations to Maya Martirossyan for being awarded a DSOFT Travel Grant at the APS March Meeting 2022 in Chicago, IL, where she also presented her talk “Decoding the growth kinetics of complex crystals via local structural analysis”!

APS DSOFT Travel Grant awardees at the APS March Meeting 2022 in Chicago, IL

March 11, 2022

Julia presented her talk “Crystal structures in self-assembly simulations – a soft-matter approach for hard-matter problems” at the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Colloquium at Ohio State University.

February 9, 2022

Rachael volunteers for Vaccination Conversations with Scientists (VaCS), which was highlighted by the Cornell Chronicle.

January 26, 2022

The award of an NSF CAREER grant to Julia and to Cape Crystal was announced at Cornell’s College of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Snapshots of the self-assembly process in a system of simulated particles that form a complex crystal structure, showing the gas phase, nucleus, and fully formed crystal.Image credit: Hillary Pan

Eleven professors win NSF early-career awards (Cornell Chronicle)

January 18, 2022

Welcome, Nathan Huang, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

Nathan Huang

January 10, 2022

New paper: J. Dshemuchadse, “Soft matter crystallography—complex, diverse, and new crystal structures in condensed materials on the mesoscale”, Journal of Applied Physics 131 (2), 020901 (2022).

November 22, 2021

One day before Ithaca experienced the first proper snow of the season, we braved the elements and took our first in-person group picture in a long time!

The Cape Crystal research group.Photo credit: Rachel Miller (November 22, 2021)

From left to right: Jasmin Kennard, Julia Dshemuchadse, Reum Scott, Maya Martirossyan, Hillary Pan, Isabella Miller, Rachael Skye, Andreia Fenley, Sophia Janoyan, Hongjin Du, Nicole Chen (not in the photo: Joy Hendrix)

November 20, 2021

In September, Maya taught the two-week course “Simulations in Physics” at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan, Armenia.

November 11, 2021

Congratulations to Hillary, Rachael, Jasmin, and Maya for giving their talks

respectively, at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting!

Four PhD students giving conference presentation at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting.

October 1, 2021

Julia presented her talk “Soft-matter self-assembly: simple particles, complex crystal structures” at the Center of Applied Mathematics (CAM) Colloquium at Cornell University.

September 24, 2021

Welcome, Jingting Nicole Chen, who is joining the group to work with us as an MS student!

Jingting Nicole Chen

September 1, 2021

Welcome, Reum Scott, who is joining the group to work with us as an postdoctoral researcher, and congratulations to Reum for receiving an Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend)!

August 13, 2021

Congratulations to Jonathan and Naomi for giving talks on their projects at the CCMR REU Presentations!

August 9, 2021

Congratulations to Maya Martirossyan for passing the MSE PhD A exam!

August 3, 2021

Julia presented her virtual talk “Growth of diverse crystal structures via self-assembly simulations” at the 22nd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ACCGE-22).

August 2, 2021

Congratulations to Sophia for giving a talk on her project at the ELI Undergrad Research Summer Presentations!

August 2, 2021

Our newest Zoom group picture, for the summer term!

Cape Crystal

From left to right: (top row) Sophia Janoyan, Maya Martirossyan, (second row) Jasmin Kennard, Hillary Pan, Naomi Nelson, (third row) Rachael Skye, Jonathan Zelaya Solano, Hongjin Du, (bottom row) Andreia Fenley, Julia Dshemuchadse

July 21, 2021

Congratulations to Jasmin Kennard for passing the CBE PhD A exam!

July 8, 2021

Welcome, Hongjin Du, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

June 29, 2021

Congratulations to Maya Martirossyan for being awarded a fellowship of the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund!

June 22, 2021

Julia presented her virtual talk “Soft-matter crystallography: assembling complex structures with simple models” at the Physics Colloquium at TU Dresden in Germany.

June 16, 2021

Julia received a 2020–2021 Affinito-Stewart Grant.

June 15, 2021

Julia presented her virtual talk “Self-Assembly Simulations for Crystal Structure Discovery” at the Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Conference (MTSM) 2021.

June 14, 2021

Welcome, Jonathan Zelaya Solano and Naomi Nelson, who are joining the group to work with us as undergraduate researchers over the summer through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)!

H. Jonathan Zelaya Solano
   
Naomi Nelson

June 2, 2021

Congratulations to Hillary Pan for passing the MSE PhD Q exam!

June 1, 2021

Happy Pride Month!

May 24, 2021

Welcome, Sophia Janoyan, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher, and congratulations to Sophia for receiving an Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) Undergraduate Research Award for her research in Summer 2021!

Sophia Janoyan

May 19, 2021

A commentary on our recent paper: J. P. K. Doye, E. G. Noya, “Computational explorations in the space of one-component crystals”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (23), e2107024118 (2021).

May 17, 2021

New paper: J. Dshemuchadse, P. F. Damasceno, C. L. Phillips, M. Engel, S. C. Glotzer, “Moving beyond the constraints of chemistry via crystal structure discovery with isotropic multiwell pair potentials”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (21), e2024034118 (2021).

May 9, 2021

Pre-end-of-semester picnic in Stewart Park.

Cape Crystal group photo

From left to right: Sam Karunwi, Caleb Biddulph, Rachael Skye, Hillary Pan, Joy Hendrix, Jasmin Kennard, Claire Frank, Maya Martirossyan

May 5, 2021

Julia presented her virtual talk “Investigating Crystal Structure Formation and Stability in Self-Assembly Simulations” at the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Junior Faculty Seminar Series at the University of Rochester.

April 18, 2021

Julia presented her talk “Approaching the What, How, and Why of Crystallization with Self-Assembly Simulations” at the 2021 Virtual MRS Spring Meeting.

April 17, 2021

Congratulations to Claire for receiving the 3rd Place in the Best Poster Competition at the 2021 ASEE St. Lawrence Section Virtual Conference!

April 17, 2021

Congratulations to Amy, Claire, and Joy for giving talks on their projects at the ASEE St. Lawrence Section 2021 Virtual Conference!

April 14, 2021

Julia presented her talk “To crystallize or not to crystallize—emergent order in distressed systems” in the virtual WELCOME seminar series.

WELCOME Seminar 7

March 18, 2021

Congratulations to Maya and Hillary for giving their talks “Local signatures of emerging global order in complex crystal growth” and “Benchmarking Coordination Number Prediction Algorithms on Inorganic Crystal Structures” at the APS March Meeting 2021!

March 14, 2021

Julia co-organized Women Make the World Go Round: A Pi Day Wiki Editathon with the American Physical Society (APS) at the APS March Meeting 2021.

February 22, 2021

Julia was featured as “Physikerin der Woche” (“Female Physicist of the Week”) by the Working Group on Equal Opportunities of the German Physical Society (DPG).

Julia Dshemuchadse

February 1, 2021

Julia’s Wikipedia editing outreach activities were highlighted in the article APS Editing Activities Help Improve and Expand Wikipedia Articles in Physics, published in the February issue of APS News (Volume 30, Number 2).

January 26, 2021

Maya was featured in a student spotlight on the Cornell Engineering website!

Maya Martirossyan

January 11, 2021

Welcome, Isabella Miller, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

Isabella Miller

January 8, 2021

Congratulations to Hillary for publishing her paper: H. Pan, A. M. Ganose, M. Horton, M. Aykol, K. A. Persson, N. E. R. Zimmermann, A. Jain, “Benchmarking Coordination Number Prediction Algorithms on Inorganic Crystal Structures” (2021), Inorganic Chemistry.

December 23, 2020

Congratulations to Joy and Claire for receiving Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) Undergraduate Research Awards for their research in Spring 2021!

November 16, 2020

Congratulations to Jasmin for giving her talk “Self-Assembly in Size-Disperse Binary Systems” at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting!

September 30, 2020

Congratulations to Amy and Joy for receiving Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) Undergraduate Research Awards for their research in Fall 2020!

September 29, 2020

We have our first Zoom group picture!

Cape Crystal

From left to right: (top row) Joy Hendrix, Samuel Karunwi, Maya Martirossyan, (middle row) Rachael Skye, Claire Frank, Jasmin Kennard, Hillary Pan, (bottom row) Amy Wang, Caleb Biddulph, Julia Dshemuchadse

September 24, 2020

Welcome, Caleb Biddulph, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

Caleb Biddulph

September 10, 2020

Welcome, Claire Frank, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

Claire Frank

September 10, 2020

Congratulations to Maya for giving her talk “Fabrication & Self-Assembly — Growing Crystal Structures” at the 2020 CNF Annual Meeting!

Maya Martirossyan

August 6, 2020

New paper: C. X. Du, G. van Anders, J. Dshemuchadse, P. M. Dodd, S. C. Glotzer, “Inverse design of compression-induced solid – solid transitions in colloids” (2020), Molecular Simulation.

July 31, 2020

Maya led a team of 16 graduate students (with Rachael), who organized the virtual workshop Research Education and Activities for Community Teachers (REACT), where they offered presentations on research and the path to higher education, lab tours, and demonstrations of educational activities to over 20 teachers.

July 21, 2020

Julia published the Wiki Scientist testimonial Shining a light on hidden figures with Wikipedia—a collaboration with Anna Lappala on the Wiki Education blog!

July 16, 2020

Congratulations to Hillary Pan for passing the MSE M exam and earning her MS in Materials Science and Engineering!

July 13, 2020

Julia presented the Materials Science and Engineering field session at the virtual CURIE Academy.

June 23, 2020

Happy Pride Month!

June 22, 2020

Congratulations to Rachael Skye for passing the MSE PhD Q exam!

May 15, 2020

Congratulations to Ryan Prager and Praveen Varadaraj for delivering their MSE 5010 MEng project end-of-term presentations!

May 14, 2020

Congratulations to Amy and Sam for receiving Engineering Learning Initiatives (ELI) Undergraduate Research Awards for their research in Summer 2020!

April 28, 2020

Cape Crystal finally has its own logo!

   

February 27, 2020

The Cornell MSE MEng Instagram account featured our new group picture!

February 11, 2020

Welcome, Sam Karunwi and Joy Hendrix, who are joining the group to work with us as undergraduate researchers!

Sam Karunwi
   
Joy Hendrix
Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan

January 28, 2020

Julia presented in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Colloquium at Cornell University.

January 21, 2020

Welcome, Ryan Prager, who is joining the group this term to work on his MEng project!

Ryan Prager

December 12, 2019

Congratulations to Rees Chang for presenting this semester’s work in MSE 4050 Senior Thesis, and to Praveen Varadaraj for delivering his MEng project end-of-term presentation!

November 12, 2019

Julia presented in the session “Spotlights in Thermodynamics and Computational Molecular Science” and chaired the session “Computational Studies of Self-Assembly” at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

November 6, 2019

New paper: R. A. LaCour, C. S. Adorf, J. Dshemuchadse, S. C. Glotzer, “Influence of Softness on the Stability of Binary Colloidal Crystals” (2019), ACS Nano.

October 31, 2019

Join us next summer, through the REU program of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)!
→ Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Interdisciplinary Materials Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (June 8 – August 14, 2020)
(Application opens October 31, 2019.)
Growing crystals via self-assembly simulations

October 29, 2019

Welcome, Amy Wang, who is joining the group to work with us as an undergraduate researcher!

Amy Wang
Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan

October 28, 2019

Welcome, Rachael Skye, who is joining the group to work on her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering! (Belated congratulations to Rachael for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation earlier this year!)

Rachael Skye
Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan

October 21, 2019

Julia presented in the Chemical Engineering Seminar at Cornell University.

October 15, 2019

Julia presented in the Physical Chemistry Seminar at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

September 24, 2019

New paper: R. S. Newman, S. Nola, J. Dshemuchadse, S. C. Glotzer, “Shape-controlled crystallisation pathways in dense fluids of ccp-forming hard polyhedra” (2019), Molecular Physics.

September 23, 2019

Welcome, Praveen Varadaraj, who is joining the group this year to work on his MEng project!

Praveen Varadaraj

September 8, 2019

Congratulations to Hillary Pan for being awarded an IUCr Young Scientist Grant by the International Union for Crystallography to attend the 4th International School on Aperiodic Crystals, where she also presented a poster!

September 6, 2019

Congratulations to Jasmin Kennard for (conditionally) passing the CBE PhD Q exam!

August 29, 2019

Welcome, Rees Chang, who is joining the group this year to work on his senior thesis!

Rees Chang
Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan

August 23, 2019

Hillary presented a poster at the MSE Graduate Student Symposium at Cornell University.

August 19, 2019

→ College of Engineering New Faculty Spotlight

July 18/19, 2019

Hillary, Jasmin, and Maya traveled to Ann Arbor, MI to attend the Research Education and Activities for Classroom Teachers (REACT) workshop at the University of Michigan.

July 15, 2019

New paper: R. L. Marson, E. G. Teich, J. Dshemuchadse, S. C Glotzer, R. G. Larson, “Computational self-assembly of colloidal crystals from Platonic polyhedral sphere clusters” (2019), Soft Matter, advance article.

July 10, 2019

The paper “Phase behavior and design rules for plastic colloidal crystals of hard polyhedra via consideration of directional entropic forces” was featured on the journal cover of Soft Matter.


(Find the pdf version of the cover here.)

July 5, 2019

Michigan Engineering covered the paper “Engineering entropy for the inverse design of colloidal crystals from hard shapes” in their news article ‘Digital alchemy’ to reverse-engineer new materials — If you tell this computer program what crystal you need to build, it will design a particle that self-assembles into that crystal.

July 5, 2019

New paper: Y. Geng, G. van Anders, P. M. Dodd, J. Dshemuchadse, S. C. Glotzer, “Engineering entropy for the inverse design of colloidal crystals from hard shapes” (2019), Science Advances 5 (7), eaaw0514.

June 24, 2019

Julia served as Discussion Leader for the session “Fundamentals of Assembly” at the Gordon Research Conference – Crystal Growth and Assembly in Manchester, NH.

June 24, 2019

Congratulations to Maya Martirossyan for being awarded an AGBU US Graduate Scholarship by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, as well as an AIWA Ethel Jafarian Duffett Scholarship by the Armenian International Women’s Association!

May 28, 2019

Congratulations to Maya Martirossyan for passing the MSE PhD Q exam!

May 25, 2019

Post-MSE-Q hiking day along the Taughannock Falls Rim Trail.


Photo credit: Thomas Dienel, Kemper Ludlow, Millie

From left to right: Maya Martirossyan, Hillary Pan, Julia Dshemuchadse, Jasmin Kennard

May 23, 2019

New paper: A. S. Karas, J. Dshemuchadse, G. van Anders, S. C. Glotzer, “Phase behavior and design rules for plastic colloidal crystals of hard polyhedra via consideration of directional entropic forces” (2019), Soft Matter, advance article.

April 9, 2019

Congratulations to Maya Martirossyan for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation!
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March 11, 2019

Julia Dshemuchadse is joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University as Assistant Professor in Spring 2019.
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