About this blog:
This blog functions as the website for Matt Trawick, assistant professor of physics at the University of Richmond. My main research interests are polymer physics, nanotechnology, and atomic force microscopy. I am also a big proponent of research opportunities for undergraduates, and I use this space to post news about my current students, as well as research opportunities for future physics students at UR.
I have been at UR for four years. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and hold a bachelor’s degree in physics from Oberlin College. I got my Ph.D. in physics at Ohio State University, where I studied vortex dynamics in high temperature superconducting crystals. After that I went to Princeton University as a postdoctoral teaching fellow, and stayed there as a lecturer for a few more years before coming to Richmond.