Dr. Liang Dai recently joined the Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor. Previously, he worked as a research scientist in Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), and a postdoc at Indiana University. Dr. Dai obtained his BSc degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004, and his PhD degree in physics from National University of Singapore in 2009.
Dr. Dai applies multi-scale modeling, from atomistic to coarse-grained, and statistical mechanics to perform research in soft matter physics and biophysics, with tight collaboration with experimental groups. In addition to addressing fundamental physics problems in soft matter systems, Dr. Dai is interested in practical applications such as design of antimicrobial peptides for antibiotic drugs, and DNA sequencing technologies based on nanopores or nanochannels.
- QC Physics - polymer physics, computer simulation, soft matter physics, biophysics