Abelson-Bass-Yalem Building, 216
DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, B.A.
ExpertiseLiquid crystals. Colloids. Polymers.
Awards and Honors
outstanding reviewer for Physical Review publications (2011)
George W. Gray Medal of the British Liquid Crystal Society (2007)
NSF, IGERT Grant: Time, Space and Structure: The Physics of Biological Systems (2005)
Oliver Buckley Prize, American Physical Society (2005)
The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, awarded by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia (2004)
Vinci of Honor runner-up, Moet-Hennessey Science for Art competition, "for research on liquid crystals" (1993)
Fellow, American Physical Society (1992)
Society for Information display special recognition award for "outstanding technical contributions to ferroelectric liquid crystal materials and displays' (1989)
Joliot Curie Medal of the City of Paris (1978)
Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (1971 - 1975)
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Traineeship (1966 - 1967)
Gibaud T, Barry E, Zakhary MJ, Henglin M, Ward A, Yang Y, Berciu C, Oldenbourg R, Hagan MF, Nicastro D, Meyer RB, Dogic Z.. "Reconfigurable self-assembly through chiral control of interfacial tension.." Nature. 2012 Jan 4;481(7381) doi: 10.1038/nat. (2012): 348-51.
C. Nadir Kaplan, Hao Tu, Robert A. Pelcovits, and Robert B. Meyer. "Theory of depletion-induced phase transition from chiral smectic-A twisted ribbons to semi-infinite flat membranes." Phys. Rev. E 82. (2010): 021701.
Yasheng Yang, Robert B. Meyer, and Michael F. Hagan. "Self-Limited Self-Assembly of Chiral Filaments." Phys. Rev. Letters 104. (2010): 258102.
Edward Barry, Zvonimir Dogic, Robert B Meyer, Robert A Pelcovits, and Rudolf Oldenbourg. "Direct Measurement of the Twist Penetration Length in a Single Smectic A Layer of Colloidal Virus Particles." J. Phys. Chem B 113. 12 (2009): 3910-3913.
Parry-Jones, Lesley A, Meyer, Robert B., and Elston, S.J. "Mechanisms of flexoelectric switching in a zenithally bistable nematic device." Journal of Applied Physics 106. 1 (2009): article number 014510.
Pelcovits, Robert A. and Meyer, Robert B. "Twist penetration in single-layer smectic A discs of colloidal virus particles." Liquid Crystals 36. 10-11 (2009): 1157-1160.
A. C. Callan-Jones, R. A. Pelcovits, R. B. Meyer, and A. F. Bower. "Unwinding of a strained cholesteric elastomer by disclination loop nucleation." Physical Review E 75. 1 (2007): 011701-011709.
Jong-Bong Lee, Robert A. Pelcovits, and Robert B. Meyer, ed. Role of electrostatics in the texture of islands in free-standing ferroelectric liquid crystal films. Physical Review E, 75: 051701-1 to -5 2007.
Robert A. Pelcovits, Robert B. Meyer, and Jong-Bong Lee, ed. Dynamics of the molecular orientation field coupled to ions in two-dimensional ferroelectric liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 76: 021704-1 to -6 2007.
J.-B. Lee, D. Konovalov, and R. B. Meyer. "Textural transformations in islands on free standing smectic-C* liquid crystal films." Physical Review E 73. 5 (2006): 051705-051712.
Rafael Verduzco, Guangnan Meng, Julia A. Kornfield, and Robert B. Meyer. "Buckling instability in liquid crystalline physical gels." Physical Review Letters 96. 14 (2006): 146802-146805.