John Crocker

John C. Crocker
Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
PICS 526
Self-Assembly, Soft Devices, Active Matter, Cells and Soft Glasess

Our research interests are in soft matter physics and engineering and their border with cell biology. Our expertise lies in figuring out how to make careful mechanical measurements on very small objects, from colloidal particles and cells all the way down to single macromolecules. On the one hand, we can use biochemistry to construct novel and interesting soft-matter experiments and materials and perhaps ultimately to engineer useful devices. On the other hand, we can use methods originally developed for studying soft matter to probe interesting biological systems, such as the cytoskeleton of eukaryotic cells.