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Welcome to the homepage of Daniel Beller, Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of California, Merced.

I am a theoretical and computational physicist with research interests in soft matter and biological/biomaterial physics. The interplay of topological defects, nontrivial boundary geometries, and novel bulk material configurations is a common theme in much of my work. I also study biological population genetics and its connections with problems in statistical physics. Much of my work is in close collaborations with experimentalists from Physics, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering backgrounds.

I am looking for motivated and talented people to join my research group. If you’re interested, please get in touch!