Watch: Simons Fellow Lisa Tran and the Future of Liquid Crystals

Most familiar in displays, liquid crystals behave in unusual ways that could lead to new developments in science and technology, points out Lisa Tran, a chemical engineer and a member of the Simons Society of Fellows

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Lisa Tran, who received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania, is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of chemical engineering at Columbia University. She examines complex fluid systems and focuses on driven self-assembly and the design of materials with potential applications in nanomedicine, energy harvesting and optical devices.