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a)    John Bassani Controling the formation of patterned nanostructures in the solid state and  the interplay between mechanics and adhesion, with applications to MEMS/NEMS devices and living cells.

b)    Danielle Bassett Use and development of tools from network science and complex systems theory.

c)    Nadar Engheta Metamaterials and Transformation Optics, Graphene Metamaterials, and Nanostructured Materials Modeling.

d)    Doug Jerolmack Spatial and temporal evolution of patterns that emerge at the interface of fluid and sediment on Earth and planetary surfaces.

e)    Randy Kamien Soft condensed matter theory: minimal surfaces, crystals and liquid crystals.

f)     Andrea Liu Analytical theory and numerical simulation to study problems in soft matter physics ranging from jamming in glassforming liquids, foams and granular materials, to biophysical self-assembly in actin structures and other systems.

g)    Vadim Markel Optics of Nanostructures, Radiative Transport Theory.

h)    Pedro Ponte-Castaneda Mechanics of materials and nonlinear composite materials,  microstructure evolution and localization in manufacturing processes, low-symmetry polycrystals, and thermoplastic elastomers.

i)     Prashant Purohit Mechanics of materials, the interface of mechanics, physics and biology, and the mechanics of DNA.

j)     Celia Reina Multiscale modeling of materials,  development of new techniques for scale transition to understand inelastic and non-equilibrium processes in materials.

k)    David Srolovitz Computational and theoretical materials science and defects, growth, evolution, and deformations of materials.