Our research focusses on complex systems in chemical physics, particularly the dynamics of systems operating out of equilibrium. A current theme is the collective behavior of complex chemical reactions that causes the ignition of gaseous mixtures. Another theme is the entropic forces that drive liquids to mix and matter to self-organize far from equilibrium. To develop descriptions of these emergent dynamical behaviors, we leverage seemingly distant disciplines of theoretical science and modern numerical methods informed by experiments and first principles.


Dynamics of fluids


Active materials


Complex chemistry



Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics
Center for Quantum and Nonequilibrium Systems (CQNS)
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125