Daphne Klotsa


Contact information

Postal address:

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Rd

Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK

Email: adk37 AT cam.ac.uk
dklotsa AT umich.edu


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

  2. 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.

  3. Two papers publisehd, one submitted:

  4. 1. Complexity in surfaces of densest packings for families of polyhedra in PRX. Plus coverage as a Synopsis, physicsworld article and the New Scientist.

  5. 2. Emergent collective phenomena in a mixture of hard spheres through active rotation in PRL. And on the Michigan news.

  6. 3. Unified theoretical framework for shape entropy in colloids accepted in PNAS.

  1. I gave an invited talk at the 27th workshop on Recent Developments in Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed Matter Physics University of Georgia, February 2014.

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

I am a Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellow in Daan Frenkel's group at the University of Cambridge UK in Theoretical Chemistry. Previously I worked with Sharon Glotzer at the University of Michigan in Chemical Engineering.

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.