Daphne Klotsa


Contact information

Postal address:

Biointerfaces Institute - Glotzer Lab, North Campus Research Complex, Building 10 Rm. G046 2800 Plymouth Rd. 

Ann Arbor MI 48109-2800, USA

Email: dklotsa AT umich.edu
dklotsa AT seas.harvard.edu


  1. I am spending May and June 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 on the arxiv.

  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 Sharon Glotzer’s group at the University of Michigan (Chemical Engineering). In the fall of 2014, I will be moving to Cambridge UK (Theoretical Chemistry) to work in Daan Frenkel's group.

Currently I am a visiting scholar in Michael Brenner's group at Harvard (SEAS).

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.

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.