Joshua Socolar

Joshua Socolar

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
096 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, 107 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2557

Overview

Prof. Socolar is interested in collective behavior in condensed matter and dynamical systems. His current research interests include:

  • Limit-periodic structures, quasicrystals, packing problems, and tiling theory;
  • Self-assembly and phases of designed colloidal particles;
  • Organization and dynamics of complex networks;
  • Topological elasticity of mechanical lattices.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1987

  • B.A., Haverford College 1980

Selected Grants

Stick-slip dynamics and failure in granular materials awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Structure, Response, and Flow of Dense Granular Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2005 to 2021

The Dynamical Logic of Regulatory Networks awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015

Duke Center for Systems Biology - Core A awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2007 to 2013

Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Boolean Networks and Gene Expression awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2007

Dynamics of Boolean Networks and Gene Expressions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2005

Force Propagation and Friction in Granular Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2005

NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2003

Spatiotemporal Control without Reference States awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2001

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Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Junior Fellow awarded by Harvard Society of Fellows (1987 to 1990)

Zhao, Y., et al. “Yielding, rigidity, and tensile stress in sheared columns of hexapod granules.” Physical Review E, vol. 101, no. 6, June 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.101.062903. Full Text Open Access Copy

Tian, Zhenhua, et al. “Dispersion tuning and route reconfiguration of acoustic waves in valley topological phononic crystals.Nature Communications, vol. 11, no. 1, Feb. 2020, p. 762. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14553-0. Full Text

Carlevaro, C. Manuel, et al. “Intruder in a two-dimensional granular system: Effects of dynamic and static basal friction on stick-slip and clogging dynamics.Physical Review. E, vol. 101, no. 1–1, Jan. 2020, p. 012909. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.101.012909. Full Text

Zhao, Y., et al. “Jamming transition in non-spherical particle systems: pentagons versus disks.” Granular Matter, vol. 21, no. 4, Nov. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10035-019-0940-4. Full Text

Wang, M., et al. “Jamming by shear in a dilating granular system.” Granular Matter, vol. 21, no. 4, Nov. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10035-019-0951-1. Full Text

Zhao, Yiqiu, et al. “Shear-Jammed, Fragile, and Steady States in Homogeneously Strained Granular Materials.Physical Review Letters, vol. 123, no. 15, Oct. 2019, p. 158001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.123.158001. Full Text

Kozlowski, Ryan, et al. “Dynamics of a grain-scale intruder in a two-dimensional granular medium with and without basal friction.Physical Review. E, vol. 100, no. 3–1, Sept. 2019, p. 032905. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.100.032905. Full Text

Abed Zadeh, Aghil, et al. “Seismicity in sheared granular matter.Physical Review. E, vol. 99, no. 5–1, May 2019, p. 052902. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.99.052902. Full Text

Oğuz, Erdal C., et al. “Hyperuniformity and anti-hyperuniformity in one-dimensional substitution tilings.Acta Crystallographica. Section A, Foundations and Advances, vol. 75, no. Pt 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 3–13. Epmc, doi:10.1107/s2053273318015528. Full Text

Goshaw, Al, et al. “Robert Paul Behringer.” Physics Today, vol. 71, no. 12, AIP Publishing, Dec. 2018, pp. 60–60. Crossref, doi:10.1063/pt.3.4098. Full Text

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