I am assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a member of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials at Princeton University.
My research interests are in Mechanics, Soft Matter and Biological Physics:
- Statistical mechanics of thin structures
- Elastic metamaterials
- Mechanics during embryo development
- Physics of adaptive immune system
- Protein aggregation (model of aging in bacteria, origin for many diseases)
- Self assembly of colloids
See the Research section for more details.
From 2011 to 2015 I was postdoc with David R. Nelson at Harvard University. In 2011 I received a Ph.D. in Physics at MIT, where I was co-advised by Arup K. Chakraborty and Mehran Kardar. Before coming to MIT I obtained a B. Sc. (2006) in Mathematical Physics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the supervision of Primož Ziherl.
|[March 2018] Sheng Mao was among the finalists for the Postdoctoral Speaker Award presented by the Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (GSNP) in the American Physical Society.|
|[February 2018] Andrej Košmrlj was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.|
|[February 2018] Andrej Košmrlj, Celeste Nelson, Stas Shvartsman and Lisa Manning have co-organized the Mechanics in Morphogenesis Workshop at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science.|
|[December 2017] Team of Princeton MAE undergraduates (co-advised by Andrej Košmrlj) has advanced to the finals of the NASA Big Idea Challenge competition. Check out their HORUS project on youtube.|
|[December 2017] Andrej Košmrlj received the NSF CAREER Award|
|[September 2017] Sijie Tong wins the Summerfield Second Year Fellowship.
|[June 2017] Cecilia Stoner wins the Outstanding Leadership Award in Materials and the second prize Donald J. Dike Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research|
|[May 2017] Andrej Košmrlj and Howard A. Stone have co-organized the 7th Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop|