Welcome to our research group!

We investigate dynamics of soft matter for environmental and biomedical applications

“…a stunning violation of our deepest American values, the values of a nation of immigrants: fairness, equality, openness, generosity, courage. The Statue of Liberty is the “Mother of Exiles”; how can we slam the door on desperate refugees? Religious liberty is a founding American value; how can our government discriminate against people of any religion? In a nation made rich by immigrants, why would we signal to the world that we no longer welcome new talent? In a nation of laws, how can we reject students and others who have established legal rights to be here? And if we accept this injustice, where will it end? Which group will be singled out for suspicion tomorrow?” — MIT president, Rafael Reif on the immigration ban

Group News

Welcome to our new graduate student researchers, Ty Christoff-Tempesta and Andrew Lew!

Welcome to our new undergraduate student researchers, Burhan Azeem and Josh Rhodes!

Welcome to our new visiting scholars Shantanu Kallakuri and Benoît Koch!

Lab construction is complete!
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Jia Tian arrives. Welcome Jia!
Our lab welcomes Olivia Saouaf and Cynthia Lo as undergraduate researchers.

6/2016  Graduate student William Robin Lindemann receives an NSF Graduate Student Fellowship. Congratulations Robin!

4/2016  Construction of our lab and office space begins

1/2016  Graduate student William Robin Lindemann is the recipient of the Gilbert Y Chin Graduate Student Fellowship. Congratulations Robin!

11/2015  Prof. Ortony joins the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

9/2015  Construction of the Ortony Lab enters the planning stages