Bernard earned a Ph.D. in Physics as a member of the Dogic Lab studying self-assembly of active materials.
MRSEC Research in the Dogic Lab
“My research group is focused on understanding the self assembly of materials. This understanding is achieved by mimicking real life observations of self assembly (such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, and many more) using simple biological components as building blocks. My research is aimed at shining light on the behavior of active materials (obtained from the self assembly) under different geometrical confinements. This research combines useful techniques from biology, instrumentation, microscopy and physics through protein purification, microfluidics, imaging and data analysis.”