I am a postdoctoral fellow at the soft matter theory research group in the University of Pennsylvania. I mainly work with the group of Randy Kamien, and collaborate with the groups of Eleni Katifori and Shu Yang.

My research interests encompass various theoretical challenges in soft matter physics, commonly characterized by the dominant role played by geometry and topology in shaping the zoo of observed behaviors, as well as close relation with experiment. I am currently studying pattern formation in thin elastic sheets and rods, defects in smectic and nematic liquid crystals, shaping mechanisms in liquid crystal elastomers, and self-locomotion in curved spaces.

haharoni at sas.upenn.edu

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