Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Han Endao
Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics
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Endao Han currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He received his B.S. degree in 2011 from the Department of Physics at Shandong University, China and MPhys in 2012 from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, UK. In 2018, he achieved his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago, with his thesis focusing on the rheology of particulate suspensions. Prior to joining NTU in 2023, Endao was an Associate Research Scholar and a CPBF fellow at Princeton's Center for the Physics of Biological Function. During this period, his research shifted from soft matter physics to biological physics, with an emphasis on the collective motion and mechanics of bacteria.
Endao Han's Lab works on experimental biological physics and soft matter physics. We use state-of-the-art imaging and data processing techniques to investigate topics at the intersection of physics, biology, and engineering. Our research topics include:
1. Physics of biological and artificial active matter
2. Collective motion of bacteria
3. Mechanics related to bacterial behaviors
  • Physics of elastotaxis: How soil-dwelling bacterium Myxococcus xanthus measures mechanical stress in the environment
  • Physics of self-propelled rods: active matter with both nematic and polar orders