My name is Rose Cersonsky and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

My research is focused on computer-aided materials design. Particularly, I run simulations using statistical mechanics to understand the role that particle shape has in predicting colloidal self-assembly. This includes a lot of geometry, physics, computer science, and mathematics (to my delight). Recently, I’ve taken a foray into the field of photonic crystals, and how we can use crystallographic analysis to understand them.

In my spare time, I conduct community outreach, run, travel, and search for delicious food.