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In the Computational Soft Matter group we work at the intersection of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science, leveraging tools from statistical mechanics, continuum descriptions and high-performance computing.

Our goal is to understand the fundamental principles of the collective phenomena leading to controlled assembly and self-organization in soft matter, including biological materials.

We thank our sponsors for supporting our research:

News

May 2022

  • The group welcomes Marisol Dorado as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be doing research on Complex Polymers at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces.

April 2022

  • The group welcomes Carlos Padilla as an Undergraduate Research Student. He will be doing research on Polymer-Stabilized Oil-Water Emulsions.

January 2022

  • The group welcomes Ivana Herrera as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be doing research on Encapsulation of Anisotropic Solutes by Complex Polymers .
  • The group welcomes Sarah Anzaldua as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be doing research on the Complex Polymers at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces.

December 2021

November 2021

  • The group welcomes Tae-Yi as a Visiting Graduate Research Assistant. She will be doing research on solution self-assembly of pentablock polymers.

April 2021

  • Nour and Aldo are presenting their research at the ACS Spring 2021 meeting!

January 2021

  • The group welcomes Carlos A. Salinas Soto as a Graduate Student. He will be doing research on polymers with complex architectures.

November 2020

June 2020

  • The group welcomes Christina Zhang as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be doing research on the Numerical Modeling of Liquid Crystals.
  • The group welcomes Shayma Mersani as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be working on Self-Assembly of Peptide-Amphiphiles.
  • The group welcomes Andres Leon Islas as an Undergraduate Research Student. He will be working on Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation of Synthetic an Bio-Polymers.

May 2020

  • The group welcomes Aldo Vasquez as an Undergraduate Research Student. He will be doing research on Self-Assembly of Chlorophyll-based Materials.
  • The group welcomes Isaac Castro as an Undergraduate Research Student. He will be working on Reaction-Diffusion Processes and Dynamic Self-Assembly.
  • The group welcomes Alberto Samaniego as a Research Student. He will be doing research on¬† the Self-Assembly¬† of Polymers with Complex Architectures.

May 2020

March 2020

January 2020

  • The group welcomes Nour Alhraki as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be doing research on rod-coil block polymer self-assembly.
  • The group welcomes Jesse Funkhouser as an Undergraduate Research Student. He will be doing research on binary mixtures of nanoparticles.

October 2019

  • The group welcomes Zahra Rajabi as PhD student. She will be doing research on self-assembly of colloidal materials.

September 2019

  • The group welcomes Sarah Pew as an Undergraduate Research Student. She will be doing research on reaction-diffusion phenomena and dissipative self-assembly.

June 2019

  • The group welcomes Juan G. Leon Islas as an Undergraduate Research Student. He will be working on coarse-grained models of polymers with complex architecture.

April 2019

  • The group welcomes J. Ivan Amaro as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He will be doing research on peptide-amphiphile polymers, and coarse grain modeling of supramolecular materials.

February 2019

  • The group welcomes Luis Padilla as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He will be doing research on self-assembly of nanoparticles and responsive polymers.

January 2019

Contact

Contact Information

Dr. Abelardo Ramirez-Hernandez
Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering Program
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
AET 1.102
San Antonio, TX 78249-0670
Phone: (210) 458-8531