Welcome to the research group of Francis Starr!

We focus on computational and theoretical approaches to problems in soft matter physics and biophysics. Currently, our main efforts are on lipid membrane dynamics, the glass transition, DNA junctions and DNA nanotechnology, confined polymers, supercooled water, and amorphous fluids.  Most of our projects include collaborations with experimental groups. See the research summary for a more complete discussion.

I am always looking for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students.  If you are interesting in breaking down research barriers, please contact to me.  Also please talk with the research group to get a student perspective.