Recent News

Isabel Ruffin received the Daphne Chang Memorial Award for the best undergraduate research thesis

June 7, 2020

Undergraduate student Isabel Ruffin received the Duke Physics departmental award for her outstanding research accomplishments. Ruffin received the Daphne Chang Memorial Award which is given to the best undergraduate research thesis each year.

2019 ALCC Program Supports 10 Research Teams with 4M Node-Hours at NERSC

August 21, 2019

Each year, the DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research’s (ASCR’s) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program awards computing time at ASCR’s high performance computing centers at Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories to scientists from industry, academia [...]

Ruffin Awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship

June 17, 2019

Ms. Isabel Ruffin was awarded the Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Physics and Biophysics and the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship.

Rubinstein Wins 2019 Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Rubinstein on receiving the 2019 Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)!

He was cited for “physicochemical insights into soft matter behaviour relevant to respiratory dysfunction.”

New Paper in PNAS

November 26, 2018

The new paper "Roles of mucus adhesion and cohesion in cough clearance" was recently published in PNAS!

Congrats to all the authors!

The paper can be found here: Link to PNAS article

Rubinstein Interview: Tackling Global Issues-Soft Matter: Material for the Future

September 21, 2018

Hokkaido University’s research magazine series named “Tackling Global Issues” was published in March 2018. This magazine series focuses on research contributing to the resolution of global issues such as an aging society, environmental pollution and resource shortages.

Rubinstein Serves as Leader of the U.S. Unit at the Global Station for Soft Matter

July 20, 2018

Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS) was established in April 2016 at the Hokkaido University in Japan to further the development of soft matter. GSS is an international research hub in collaboration with ESPCI ParisTech and Duke University and so forth.

Rubinstein Named 2018 Bingham Medalist of Society of Rheology

May 23, 2018

Congratulations to Prof. Rubinstein for this prestigous honor!

The Bingham Medal is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of rheology.