About Us

Soft matter unites a broad class of physical states, ranging from colloids and micelles to biological and granular matter, that are easily deformed by external stresses. Self-assembly, non-equilibrium, driven/active matter, frustration, topology and folding are just a few of the many diverse topics. The investigators participating in the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez (UPRM) Soft Matter Collective provide a broad experience of the soft matter field and help identify the interconnected properties and features that make these materials relevant for emerging needs and applications in nanotechnology, bioengineering, and the industry.

Mountains and Mofongo

Two months ago, I was unfamiliar with research and ready for an adventure. Today, I am an enthusiastic scientist with… Read More

The microscopic dance of magnetic particles

This summer has been a long summer full of new experiences and new opportunities to learn. I have been thrown… Read More

A spectra-cular never ending summer

I can only describe this summer with one word, exhausting. I never thought I would stand at one point of… Read More

Claribel Acevedo-Vélez

Surface and interfacial phenomena, colloid science, surfactant science, intermolecular interactions and hydrophobic effect, nanoscale science.

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Ubaldo M. Córdova-Figueroa

Theoretical Fluid Dynamics, Statistical Physics, Colloidal Suspensions
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Maria Curet Arana

Surface Chemistry, Catalysis

Carlos Marin

Carbon Nanotubes