Shu Yang & Arjun G. Yodh
IRG Leaders; Christopher S. Chen, John C.Crocker, Paul A. Janmey, Tom C. Lubensky, Karen I. Winey
IRG-1 will draw on expertise from five departments & collaborate to explore & understand the properties of filamentous networks. The goal is to design & synthesize responsive network materials. The ultimate aim is to create a new class of materials & associated technologies by combining knowledge about filamentous networks with control of responsive gels or gel elstrongents.