Paul Chaikin, Ph.D.

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Paul Chaikin is a Silver Professor of Physics at NYU, where he helped found the Center for Soft Matter Research. His more recent research centers on photonic non-crystals, artificial active matter, colloids, self-assembly, self-replication, DNA nanotechnology, topological defects on curved surfaces and quantifying order in nonequilibrium phenomena. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and a Fellow of the AAA&S, the APS and the Institute of Physics (London).

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