New Faculty Snapshot: Alison Patteson

Alison Patteson

Alison Patteson

May 4, 2018
  

The new research assistant professor of physics comes to Syracuse from the University of Pennsylvania

Alison Patteson joined the Department of Physics in January, coming to Syracuse after earning her doctorate in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She credits good mentors and a longtime interest in hands-on projects for her research path.

A National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship supported Patteson’s Ph.D. research on biophysical problems involving swimming bacteria. Her dissertation won the 2018 Dissertation Award in Statistical and Non-Linear Physics from the American Physical Society. Patteson says she’s pleased to have found a research home in the University’s Soft and Living Matter Group, a multi-disciplinary program dedicated to research and education in soft and biological matter.

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