UCF Physics

Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics

The Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics group focuses on theoretical, computational, experimental, as well as clinical research. The experimental work involves various spectroscopic studies of proteins under high pressure and other extreme conditions, protein membrane interactions and light-scattering studies. The theoretical and computational studies involve both classical and quantum calculations at various length and time scales using high performance computing systems. There is a strong collaboration between the Biophysics group at the Physics department and several faculty at the College of Medicine. In addition, clinical research is done in collaboration with research staff at several hospitals in and around Orlando. The Biophysics group hosts weekly seminars typically attended by students and faculty from Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology. The research of several faculty are funded by the NSF and the NIH.

Dr. Aniket Bhattacharya

Dr. Bo Chen

Dr. Archana Dubey

Dr. Weili Luo

Dr. Alfons Schulte

Dr. Suren Tatulian