Soft Matter Blog

Soft matter unites a broad class of physical states, ranging from colloids and micelles (like gels or detergents), to biological and granular matter, that are easily deformed by external stresses. These materials are used to fabricate consumer products, such as shampoos, cosmetics and detergents, and are essential substances for novel applications in nanotechnology, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. This blog includes essays and news written by students participating in the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) summer program and by researchers working in this exciting field at the UPR-M and beyond.

Interested in contributing to this topic? Please contact Ruben MarinUbaldo Cordova, or Patricia Ortiz.