People

M. Lisa Manning

she/her
Director of the BioInspired Institute and Kenan Professor of Physics
Physics Building, 229B
Loves: cooking (not baking!), snowboarding and apes-ski, science fiction, watching sports, and eating out at fancy restaurants.
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Sadjad Arzash

he/him
Postdoctoral Associate
SU & UPenn, Physics Building Room 229
Sadjad enjoys going on hikes/long walks, watching movies and stand-up comedies, reading classic novels, and playing chess and card games. He is also very enthusiastic about live rock/indie music events.

Somiealo Azote

she/her
Future Faculty Fellow
Physics Building 229C
I love cooking, mainly spicy dishes, and I also enjoy running outdoors. In my free time I like watching comedy movies, football or soccer

Cam Dennis

he/him/his
Postdoctoral Associate
UPenn & SU, Physics Building Room 229E
When he isn't working, he enjoys playing with his pet bunny, cooking and baking, bouldering, and relaxing with some sudoku

Raj Kumar Manna

he/him/his
Postdoctoral Associate
Physics Building Room, 229D
I love cooking (especially Indian foods!), running long distances, and walking in nature. I also enjoy hiking, spending time with friends, and watching cricket.

Julia Giannini

she/her
Graduate Student
Physics Building, 247
Outside of science I like traveling, bouldering, hiking, frisbee, cooking, and music.

Tyler Hain

he/him
Graduate Student
Physics Building, 245
In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, listening to death metal, and reading about history.

Adil Ghaznavi

he/him
Graduate student
Physics Building, 245
In my free time I like hiking, listening to Taylor Swift and playing chess, valorant or badminton.

Meagan Gonzalez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Maxima Herbert

she/her
Undergraduate Research Assistant
My hobbies are playing rugby and watching Chelsea fc

ALUMNI

Dapeng Max Bi
Previous: Postdoctoral fellow in the Manning group/Syracuse Soft Matter Program
Current: Assistant professor, Northeastern
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Michael Czajkowski
Previous:
Graduate research assistant Manning/Marchetti groups. Ph. D. Summer 2018.
Current: Postdoctoral associate with Zeb Rocklin at Georgia Tech

Varda Hagh
Previous: Postdoctoral associate, Simons Cracking the Glass collaboration (Oregon, UChicago, Syracuse)
Current: Postdoctoral associate, University of Chicago

Ojan Khatib-Damavandi
Previous: Postdoctoral associate, Manning research group
Current: Data scientist, Intel

Elizabeth Lawson-Keister
Previous:
Graduate research assistant Manning groups. Ph. D. Summer 2023.
Current: Mathematical Statistician SSA

Kassidy Lundy
Previous: Undergraduate researcher in the Manning group.
Current: Graduate student, Greally Lab, Albert Einstein school of medicine

Erin McCarthy
Previous: Undergraduate researcher in the Manning group.
Current: Lab technician, Kathy Green lab, Northwestern

Matthias Merkel
Previous: postdoctoral researcher 2015-2018
Current: CNRS group leader, Centurti and Center for Theoretical Physics, Marseilles
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Peter Morse
Previous position: Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current position: Postdoctoral associate, Duke University

Amanda Parker
Previous: Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current: Computational Scientist, Simbiosys
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Giuseppe Passucci
Previous: Graduate researcher in the Manning group. Ph. D. Spring 2018
Current: Systems Engineer at SRC in Syracuse, New York

Kamalendu Paul
Previous: Graduate researcher in the Manning group.
Current: RA working with Zhao Qin

David Richard
Previous: Postdoctoral researcher U. Amsterdam, joint between Manning/Lerner
Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Grenoble

Sudeshna Roy
Previous: Postdoctoral Associate in the Manning group, 2019-2020
Current: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK working with Prof. Raffaella Ocone on granular rheology

Preeti Sahu
Previous: Graduate student in Manning/Schwarz/Marchetti, Ph.D. Summer 2020.
Current: Postdoctoral researcher and Marie Curie Fellow at IST Austria

Paula Sanematsu
Previous: Postdoctoral associate in Manning Group 2019-2022.
Current: Research Computing Facilitator, Harvard University

Ethan Stanifer
Previous: graduate student in Manning research group, Ph.D. Spring 2020.
Current: Postdoctoral researcher at U. Michigan

Daniel Sussman
Previous position:
Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current position:
Assistant Professor of Physics, Emory University

Gonca Erdemci-Tandogan
Previous position:
Postdoctoral associate, SU
Current position:
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
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Sven Wijtmans
Previous:
Graduate researcher in the Manning group. Ph. D Summer 2017.
Current: Electrical Engineer/ Software Systems Analyst. at Trak Engineering, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida

GROUP PHOTOS

Fall 2023

8 Manning group researchers lined up in front of Carnegie Library

Summer 2022

8 Manning group researchers lined up in front of Carnegie Library

Summer 2021 (Our social distance band photo)

8 Manning group researchers standing around outside

Summer 2019

Summer 2018