Francis Starr
Francis Starr
Foss Professor of Physics
Wesleyan University
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Carnegie Mellon University, 1994, BS, Physics; Boston University, 1999, MA and PhD, Physics

Professional Area

Molecular modeling, coarse-grained modeling, polymer behavior, Soft matter, biophysics, glass transition, self-assembly, liquids


For significant contributions towards advancing understanding of polymer behavior through computational and theoretical approaches, with application to the unusual dynamics and thermodynamics of liquid water, polymer-nanoparticle composites, DNA modeling and nanotechnology, glassy transitions, and lipid membrane dynamics.