Active systems are assemblies of interacting entities that individually consume energy to generate motion and forces and collectively exhibit organized behaviors on scales much larger than that of the individuals.
Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering
3349 ENGR II
Our research focuses on engineering genetic reporters for imaging what we think of as the "dark matter" of biology - living systems that cannot be readily imaged using existing reporter gene techniques.
The Pincus group is presently concerned with theoretical problems in the physics of multicomponent fluids, including polymer solutions, colloidal dispersions, microemulsions, vesicles, and other surfactant phases.
Saleh's research is focused on the molecular physics underlying biological systems, with particular experience in nucleic acids, protein/DNA interactions, biomolecular elasticity, and self-assembled biomolecular systems.