Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Graduate Student

Jeremy Yodh
Department of Physics

Jeremy Yodh is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics working with Professor L. Mahadevan. As an undergraduate he studied physics at the University of Pennsylvania, and piano performance at the Boyer College of Music and Dance (Temple University). At UPenn, he developed DNA-functionalized carbon nanotube field effect transistors arrays and demonstrated their utility for differentiating chemical targets from complex backgrounds at concentration levels less than parts-per-billion. He spent one summer at NYU, in their MRSEC-REU program, investigating crystallization and diffusion of DNA-coated colloidal particles, and he spent one year, after graduation, at the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark studying charge transport properties of double quantum dot devices in normal, superconducting, and topologically superconducting regimes. His research at Harvard is most closely associated with MRSEC IRG 2 (Digital Assembly of Soft Materials). Specifically, he has designed microfluidic structures to investigate the flow of complex fluids through channels with leaky/semi-permeable walls. The spatiotemporal dynamics of flowing particles in the channels, for example, are potentially relevant for understanding and controlling clogging phenomena, nutrient transport, and flow through sediments and other soft matter. Development of these microfluidic structures utilize the MRSEC's shared experimental facilities including its' Soft Materials Cleanroom and the MRSEC-owned Axiozoom Microscope.