Dipanjan Ghosh wins an outstanding poster award at the Aspen Center for Physics conference

Dipanjan Ghosh, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Cheng group, was awarded an outstanding poster award at the Active Matter in Complex Environments conference at the Aspen Center for Physics in Colorado. This conference brought together a diverse group of researchers working in active matter, a rapidly developing field that strives to understand the complex behavior of living systems.

Ghosh was one of the three recipients of the poster award; his poster was titled "Be the flow or go with it: dynamics of individual bacteria in bacterial turbulence." His work focuses on understanding how bacteria move together in groups similar to flocks of birds or a crowd of people. He seeks to apply this knowledge to design living materials for tomorrow to solve grand challenges in healthcare and the environment.