founder and program director
Prof. Hirst is a faculty member at the University of California, Merced where she is a soft condensed matter experimental physicist.
Visit her Group website at UC Merced to learn more about her research and the soft matter program.
Director & Co-Founder of the SMW Writing Internship Program
Prof. Gibbons works alongside Prof. Hirst in instructing/supervising undergraduate interns who write the monthly articles for the Newsletter. The program was featured on UC Merced's newsletter here. Prof. Gibbons is a faculty member at UC Merced. He is also the Associate Director of the Meritt Writing Program.
Ron is a graduate student in the Physics Program at UC Merced. His research involves computational modeling of soft matter systems. Ron has used his extensive programming knowledge to develop many of the interactive portions of the site and designed the infastructure of our network database.
Mike is an undergraduate biochemistry major at UC Merced and joined the SoftMatterWorld team in Fall 2014.
Michael Lane is a student expecting to graduate from UC Merced in May 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in anthropology, having swapped over from chemistry in 2012. Michael currently works for SofMatterWorld.org as a writing intern.
Marcus Rice is a human biology major attending UC Merced and is expecting to graduate in May 2014. He is a writing intern for SoftMatterWorld.org as well as a Health Educator for the UC Merced H.E.R.O.E.S program.