Our research is focused on topics in theoretical soft matter physics,
such as colloids, liquid crystals, granular matter, and liquid crystal
elastomers. The approaches include macroscopic phenomenology (Landau-de Gennes,
Leslie-Ericksen, and similar), topology, and microscopic molecular modeling
(lattice and off-lattice Monte Carlo).
Topological defect cores in thin nematic shells surrounding colloidal particles.