Prof. Mark Warner
Current members of and collaborators with the research group include:
Dr. John Biggins, research fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Semi-soft elastomer response, piezo-electricity of chiral polymers, textures and mechanics of smectic C elastomers, mechanics of polydomain nematic elastomers, . . .
Recent activity (with MW) includes chain dynamics, fountains etc.
Continuing Harvard interests include instabilities in rubber, non-linear elasticity, morphology of the brain, . . .
Mr. Milos Knezevic, research student, Trinity College, Cambridge. Winton scholar. New methods of solar energy harvesting, photo-mechanics, . . .
Associated research group
Professor Eugene Terentjev, Cavendish Laboratory. Long term colleague and coauthor of book on Liquid Crystal Elastomers. The Terentjev group is theoretical and experimental. Liquid crystals, liquid crystal elastomers, biophysics, optics, photonics, photo-actuation, rubber tuneable lasers, . . .
Collaborating research groups
Professor Peter Palffy-Muhoray, Associate Director, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State, Ohio. Also long term colleague and collaborator. Photo-mechanics, photonics, lasing in elastomers, optics, theory and experiment of liquid crystals, statistical mechanics, . . . .
Professor Dick Broer, Polymer Chemistry Department, Technical University Eindhoven. Liquid Crystal and Polymer chemistry. Photo-mechanics, photonics, microfluidics, actuation, medical diagnostics, . . .
Dr James Adams. Lecturer, Physics Department, Surrey University, former research fellow Fitwilliam College. Statistical mechanics and mechanics of smectic elastomers, complex flows and rheology, . . .
Professor Kaushik Bhattacharya Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Caltech, Pasadena (former EPSRC visiting research Professor, Cambridge 2008-9). Author of stardard book on " Microstructure of Martensite - Why It Forms and How It Gives Rise to the Shape-Memory Effect". Mathematical elasticity, texture, ferro-electricity, mechanics, . . .