Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Ni Ran
Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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Highly Cited:
Kraft, D. J., Ni, R., Smallenburg, F., Hermes, M., Yoon, K., Weitz, D. A., ... & Kegel, W. K. (2012). Surface roughness directed self-assembly of patchy particles into colloidal micelles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(27), 10787-10792.

Filion, L., Hermes, M., Ni, R., & Dijkstra, M. (2010). Crystal nucleation of hard spheres using molecular dynamics, umbrella sampling, and forward flux sampling : a comparison of simulation techniques. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 133(24), 244115.

Ni, R., Stuart, M. A. C., & Dijkstra, M. (2013). Pushing the glass transition towards random close packing using self-propelled hard spheres. Nature Communications, 4(1), 1-7.

Ni, R., Gantapara, A. P., De Graaf, J., Van Roij, R., & Dijkstra, M. (2012). Phase diagram of colloidal hard superballs : from cubes via spheres to octahedra. Soft Matter, 8(34), 8826-8834.

Xie, C., Zhen, X., Lei, Q., Ni, R., & Pu, K. (2017). Self‐assembly of semiconducting polymer amphiphiles for in vivo photoacoustic imaging. Advanced Functional Materials, 27(8), 1605397.

Ni, R., Stuart, M. A. C., & Bolhuis, P. G. (2015). Tunable long range forces mediated by self-propelled colloidal hard spheres. Physical Review Letters, 114(1), 018302.

Filion, L., Ni, R., Frenkel, D., & Dijkstra, M. (2011). Simulation of nucleation in almost hard-sphere colloids : the discrepancy between experiment and simulation persists. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 134(13), 134901.

Zheng, Z., Ni, R., Wang, F., Dijkstra, M., Wang, Y., & Han, Y. (2014). Structural signatures of dynamic heterogeneities in monolayers of colloidal ellipsoids. Nature Communications, 5(1), 1-12.

Ni, R., Stuart, M. A. C., Dijkstra, M., & Bolhuis, P. G. (2014). Crystallizing hard-sphere glasses by doping with active particles. Soft Matter, 10(35), 6609-6613.

Lei, Q. L., Ciamarra, M. P., & Ni, R. (2019). Nonequilibrium strongly hyperuniform fluids of circle active particles with large local density fluctuations. Science Advances, 5(1), eaau7423.

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Recent Publication:
Ma, Z., & Ni, R. (2022). Dynamical clustering interrupts motility-induced phase separation in chiral active Brownian particles. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 156(2), 021102.

Pasupalak, A., Samidurai, S. K., Li, Y., Zheng, Y., Ni, R., & Ciamarra, M. P. (2021). Unconventional rheological properties in systems of deformable particles. Soft Matter, 17(33), 7708-7713.

Lei, Q. L., Zheng, W., Tang, F., Wan, X., Ni, R., & Ma, Y. Q. (2021). Self-assembly of isostatic self-dual colloidal crystals. Physical Review Letters, 127(1), 018001.

Lei, Q. L., Hu, H., & Ni, R. (2021). Barrier-controlled nonequilibrium criticality in reactive particle systems. Physical Review E, 103(5), 052607.

Zheng, Z., Ni, R., Wang, Y., & Han, Y. (2021). Translational and rotational critical-like behaviors in the glass transition of colloidal ellipsoid monolayers. Science Advances, 7(3), eabd1958.

H. Hu, P. Sampedro Ruiz, R. Ni.* (2018) Entropy stabilizes floppy crystals of mobile DNA-coated colloids, Phys. Rev. Lett., 120, 048003

Q. Lei, R. Ni*. (2019) Hydrodynamics of random-organizing hyperuniform fluids, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 116, 22983

Q. Lei, M. Pica Ciamarra*, R. Ni*. (2019). Non-Equilibrium Strongly Hyperuniform Fluids of Circle Active Particles with Large Local Density Fluctuations. Science Advances, 5, eaau7423.

Q. Lei, X. Xia, J. Yang, M. Pica Ciamarra, R. Ni*. (2020), Entropy-Controlled Crosslinking in Linker-Mediated Vitrimers, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, 117 , 27111

X. Xia, H. Hao, M. Pica Ciamarra*, R. Ni*. (2020). Linker-mediated self-assembly of mobile DNA coated colloids. Science Advances, 6, eaaz6921.
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