Daphne Klotsa

Contact information

Department of Applied Physical Sciences

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Email: dklotsa AT email.unc.edu


  1. Paper on the onset of swimming appears on the arXiv:1501.05143 [physics.flu-dyn].

  2. Some publicity for our PNAS paper on local packing and entropy in Nature Materials [News and Views] and in physics.org.

  3. I spent part of the summer at Harvard (SEAS) as a visiting scholar in Michael Brenner's group.

  4. I won EURAXESS North America competition for Marie-Curie fellows and was invited to give a popular science talk about my work at Columbia University. Here's the video of me speaking about packing, the other talks and the flyer of the event.

  5. This is a video of me speaking about granular dynamics at CSAWW (Complex System Academic Advanced Workshops), University of Michigan.

I just moved to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Applied Physical Sciences as an assistant professor, please visit my NEW WEBSITE.

I am interested in self-assembly, packing, granular dynamics, the role of the shape in soft matter systems, fluid dynamics, swimmers and active matter.

History (full CV here)

2014-2015 Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellow, Cambridge, U.K.

2014 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, U.S.A.

2012-2014 Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

2011-2012 Research Fellow, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

2009-2011 Research Fellow, University of Bath, U.K.

2005-2009 PhD Physics, University of Nottingham, U.K.

2003-2004 MSc (by Research) University of Warwick, U.K.

2000-2003 BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Warwick, U.K.