I am a postdoc researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. Randall D. KAMIEN (Department of Physics and Astronomy), Prof. Kathleene J. STEBE (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Prof. Shu YANG (Department of Materials Science and Engineering).
I study experimental topics in soft condensed matter physics, specifically, I am interested in studying liquid crystals/colloids systems.
I received a DEUPC in Physics & Mathematic (2005), a Maîtrise in Fondamental Physics (2007) and a Master's degree in Physics of Soft Matter (2009) from University of Tunis, in Tunisia. I received my PhD degree (October 2011) in Physics of Condensed Matter, from University Montpellier II, in France, under supervision of Prof. Maurizio Nobili and Dr. Christophe Blanc.
My research is primarily concerned with studying the physics of different branches of soft matter, with a particular interest in colloidal self-assembly in Liquid Crystals and at their interfaces. The aim of my research is to understand how colloidal particles interact with each other and assemble into ordered patterns. My research is focused on finding and understanding new types of colloidal and molecular interactions with the goal of developing novel materials that may lead to interesting applications in the future such as metamaterials, or 3D photonic devices, self-assembled from colloidal particles in Liquid Crystals. I am also interested in a wide range of topics in interfacial phenomena such as the behavior of particles (of spherical or complex shape) at fluid interfaces of different geometries.
Optical microscopy (OP).
Fluorescent Confocal Polarizing Microscopy (FCPM).
Lithography and Micro-Fabrication Techniques.
Mohamed A. Gharbi
David Rittenhouse Laboratory
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States of America