Michael Dimitriyev
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Physics, Georgia Tech 2017
MS Physics, Georgia Tech 2013
BA Physics and Mathematics, Boston University 2011


GTA for PHYS 6107: Statistical Mechanics I (Spring 2016)

Research Interests

I work with Prof. Elisabetta Matsumoto on the study of knitted fabric, a soft, programmable metamaterial whose elasticity and geometry is sensitive to the underlying linking topology of the constitutive yarn. I am also interested in phase transitions of soft materials, where sample shape and thermodynamic state can be strongly coupled.

Memberships and Committees:
  • Member of APS
  • Assist Sven Behrens in organizing the Soft Matter Bag lunch series (currently)
  • Served on the GT organizing committee for the 2016 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (at GT) (2015 - 2016)
  • Founded and organized the "Physics Forum" (a GT Physics graduate student seminar) (2013-2015); continued by the GT Graduate Association of Physicists (GAP).