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Cody Schimming


Soft/Active Matter Physics

Cody Schimming

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690, Room 107
Mail Stop: B258
Phone: (505) 667-9469
Fax: (505) 665-2659
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     Educational Background/Employment:
    • Ph.D. (2022) Physics, University of Minnesota
    • B.A. (2017) Physics and Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
    • Employment:
      • Postoctoral Research Associate (2022-Present): T-4/CNLS, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
      • Graduate Research Assistant (2020-2022): University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
      • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2017-2020): University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Research Interests:

    • Continuum modelling of active and soft matter systems
    • Topological defect structure and dynamics
    • Effects of geometric and topological confinement

    Selected Recent Publications:

    1. Schimming, C. D., Reichhardt, C. J. O., and Reichhardt, C. Friction mediated phase transition in confined active nematics, arXiv:2303.00051 [cond-mat.soft]
    2. Schimming, C. D. and Viñals, J. Kinematics and dynamics of disclination lines in three-dimensional nematics, arXiv:2212.10620 [cond-mat.soft]
    3. Schimming, C. D. and Viñals, J. Equilibrium morphology of tactoids in elastically anisotropic nematics, Soft Matter. 18, 8024-8033 (2022)
    4. Schimming, C. D. and Viñals, J. Singularity identification for the characterization of topology, geometry, and motion of nematic disclination lines, Soft Matter. 18, 2234-2244 (2022)
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