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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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

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.

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.

Elizabeth Lawson-Keister

she/her
Graduate Student
Physics Building, 249
I love taking long walks, Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers, playing Quidditch, Dungeons and Dragons, and experiencing stories whether that is from talking with people, listening to audiobooks, reading books, or playing games!

Julia Giannini

she/her
Graduate Student
Physics Building, 247
Outside of science I like traveling, bouldering, hiking, frisbee, cooking, and music.
Kamalendu Paul on a snowy background

Kamalendu Paul

he/him
Graduate Student
Physics Building, Room 247
I enjoy reading short stories and listening to music. I am also an enthusiastic gamer and love watching movies.

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.

Erin McCarthy

Undergraduate Student

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

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

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

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

Summer 2021 (Our social distance band photo)

8 Manning group researchers standing around outside

Summer 2019

Summer 2018