223 Physics Building
- 2013 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Chicago
- 2007 B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, with distinction St. Olaf College
- Surface-tension driven flows
- Memories in disordered materials
- Elasticity and geometry of thin sheets
Custom-machined force probe, built by graduate student Monica Ripp, for indenting ultrathin polymer films floating on water. Thin sheets are ubiquitous in nature and industry across a vast range of scales, from graphene to metal foil to the earth’s crust. Our goal is to uncover the fundamental principles that govern the deformation of these materials when they are pushed far away from the low-energy or spatially-uniform states that they prefer.
(April 10, 2020)
Articles featured in Physical Review X and Physical Review Letters.
(Oct. 14, 2016)
The funds will support the expansion of soft matter physics research at Syracuse University.
(Sept. 28, 2015)
Joseph Paulsen publishes on optimal wrapping of miniature liquid droplets in ‘Nature Materials’
(Aug. 25, 2015)
Professors Bowick, Manning, Marchetti, and Paulsen among presenters
- NSF CAREER Award (2017)
- Grainger Foundation Fellowship, University of Chicago (2011-2012)
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (Inducted Oct. 2006)
Exact solutions for the wrinkle patterns of confined elastic shells. I Tobasco, Y Timounay, D Todorova, GC Leggat, JD Paulsen, & E Katifori, Nature Physics (2022).
Sculpting liquids with ultrathin shells. Y Timounay, AR Hartwell, M He, DE King, LK Murphy, V Démery, & JD Paulsen, Physical Review Letters 127, 108002 (2021).
Multiperiodic orbits from interacting soft spots in cyclically sheared amorphous solids. NC Keim & JD Paulsen, Science Advances 7, eabg7685 (2021).
Crumples as a generic stress-focusing instability in confined sheets. Y Timounay, R De, JL Stelzel, ZS Schrecengost, MM Ripp, & JD Paulsen, Physical Review X 10, 021008 (2020).
Memory formation in matter. NC Keim, JD Paulsen, Z Zeravcic, S Sastry, & SR Nagel, Reviews of Modern Physics 91, 035002 (2019).