Rice
FIS

FIS image header
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Download 
Scholarly Interest Report
         
Frederick MacKintosh
Professor
Abercrombie Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
e-mail:fcmack@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
   Department of Chemistry
   Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Picture
 
Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Chemistry
  •  
     

    Dr. MacKintosh’s Research Statement

     


    Dr. MacKintosh received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Princeton University in 1989. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Exxon Corporate Research, he began his academic career in the University of Michigan’s Physics Department, first as an Assistant and then Associate Professor. In 2001, he joined the Physics faculty of Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, as Professor of Theoretical Physics. His key achievements include: the development of commonly used models of elasticity and dynamics of biopolymer gels, combined  experimental and theoretical advances in micro rheology and non-equilibrium, motor-activated gels and active diffusion in cells, as well  as the identification of affine to non-affine transitions and critical behavior in fiber networks.


    Dr. MacKintosh’s research focuses on the fundamental material properties of biological and soft matter networks.

     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    MacKintosh, Fred; "Mechanical critical phenomena and the elastic response of fiber networks." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    MacKintosh, Fred; "Mechanical critical phenomena and the elastic response of fiber networks." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    MacKintosh, Fred; "Mechanical critical phenomena and the elastic response of fiber networks." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    Nishi, Kengo; Kilfoil, Maria; Schmidt, Christoph; Mackintosh, Fred; "¿ new method for analyzing high-frequency microrheology data." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    Nishi, Kengo; Kilfoil, Maria; Schmidt, Christoph; Mackintosh, Fred; "¿ new method for analyzing high-frequency microrheology data." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    Schmidt, Christoph F; Gladrow, Jannes; Fakhri, Nikta; MacKintosh, Fred C; Broedersz, Chase; "Broken Detailed Balance of Filament Dynamics in Active Networks.." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    Schmidt, Christoph F; Gladrow, Jannes; Fakhri, Nikta; MacKintosh, Fred C; Broedersz, Chase; "Broken Detailed Balance of Filament Dynamics in Active Networks.." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    Tang, Zhao; Eichmann, Shannon; MacKintosh, Frederick; Pasquali, Matteo; "Brownian diffusion of single walled carbon nanotubes in highly confined rock-like porous media~." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     

    Tang, Zhao; Eichmann, Shannon; MacKintosh, Frederick; Pasquali, Matteo; "Brownian diffusion of single walled carbon nanotubes in highly confined rock-like porous media~." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62 (2017)

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Alvarado, Jos¿; Sheinman, Misha; Sharma, Abhinav; MacKintosh, Fred C; Koenderink, Gijsje H; "Force percolation of contractile active gels." Soft Matter, 13 (2017) : 5624-5644.

     
     

    Alvarado, Jos¿; Sheinman, Misha; Sharma, Abhinav; MacKintosh, Fred C; Koenderink, Gijsje H; "Force percolation of contractile active gels." Soft Matter, 13 (2017) : 5624-5644.

     
     

    Alvarado, Jos¿; Sheinman, Misha; Sharma, Abhinav; MacKintosh, Fred C; Koenderink, Gijsje H; "Force percolation of contractile active gels." Soft Matter, 13 (2017) : 5624-5644.

     
     

    Guo, Ming; Pegoraro, Adrian F; Mao, Angelo; Zhou, Enhua H; Arany, Praveen R; Han, Yulong; Burnette, Dylan T; Jensen, Mikkel H; Kasza, Karen E; Moore, Jeffrey R; "Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fate." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017) : 201705179.

     
     

    Guo, Ming; Pegoraro, Adrian F; Mao, Angelo; Zhou, Enhua H; Arany, Praveen R; Han, Yulong; Burnette, Dylan T; Jensen, Mikkel H; Kasza, Karen E; Moore, Jeffrey R; "Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fate." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017) : 201705179.

     
     

    Guo, Ming; Pegoraro, Adrian F; Mao, Angelo; Zhou, Enhua H; Arany, Praveen R; Han, Yulong; Burnette, Dylan T; Jensen, Mikkel H; Kasza, Karen E; Moore, Jeffrey R; "Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fate." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017) : 201705179.

     
     

    Vorselen, Daan; MacKintosh, Fred C; Roos, Wouter H; Wuite, Gijs JL; "Competition between Bending and Internal Pressure Governs the Mechanics of Fluid Nanovesicles." ACS nano, 11 (2017) : 2628-2636.

     
     

    Vorselen, Daan; MacKintosh, Fred C; Roos, Wouter H; Wuite, Gijs JL; "Competition between Bending and Internal Pressure Governs the Mechanics of Fluid Nanovesicles." ACS nano, 11 (2017) : 2628-2636.

     
     

    Vorselen, Daan; MacKintosh, Fred C; Roos, Wouter H; Wuite, Gijs JL; "Competition between Bending and Internal Pressure Governs the Mechanics of Fluid Nanovesicles." ACS nano, 11 (2017) : 2628-2636.

     
     

    Vos, Bart E; Liebrand, Luka C; Vahabi, Mahsa; Biebricher, Andreas; Wuite, Gijs JL; Peterman, Erwin JG; Kurniawan, Nicholas A; MacKintosh, Fred C; Koenderink, Gijsje H; "Programming the mechanics of cohesive fiber networks by compression." Soft matter, 13 (2017) : 8886-8893.

     
     

    Vos, Bart E; Liebrand, Luka C; Vahabi, Mahsa; Biebricher, Andreas; Wuite, Gijs JL; Peterman, Erwin JG; Kurniawan, Nicholas A; MacKintosh, Fred C; Koenderink, Gijsje H; "Programming the mechanics of cohesive fiber networks by compression." Soft matter, 13 (2017) : 8886-8893.

     
     

    Vos, Bart E; Liebrand, Luka C; Vahabi, Mahsa; Biebricher, Andreas; Wuite, Gijs JL; Peterman, Erwin JG; Kurniawan, Nicholas A; MacKintosh, Fred C; Koenderink, Gijsje H; "Programming the mechanics of cohesive fiber networks by compression." Soft matter, 13 (2017) : 8886-8893.

     
     Other
     

    McCall, Patrick M; MacKintosh, Frederick C; Kovar, David R; Gardel, Margaret L; "Cofilin Drives Rapid Turnover and Fluidization of Entangled F-actin." bioRxiv (2017) : 156224.

     
     

    McCall, Patrick M; MacKintosh, Frederick C; Kovar, David R; Gardel, Margaret L; "Cofilin Drives Rapid Turnover and Fluidization of Entangled F-actin." bioRxiv (2017) : 156224.

     
     

    McCall, Patrick M; MacKintosh, Frederick C; Kovar, David R; Gardel, Margaret L; "Cofilin Drives Rapid Turnover and Fluidization of Entangled F-actin." bioRxiv (2017) : 156224.

     
     

    Nishi, Kengo; Kilfoil, Maria L; Schmidt, Christoph F; MacKintosh, Fred C; "A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology." arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.07213 (2017)

     
     

    Nishi, Kengo; Kilfoil, Maria L; Schmidt, Christoph F; MacKintosh, Fred C; "A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology." arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.07213 (2017)

     
     

    Nishi, Kengo; Kilfoil, Maria L; Schmidt, Christoph F; MacKintosh, Fred C; "A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology." arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.07213 (2017)

     
     

    Shivers, Jordan; Feng, Jingchen; Sharma, Abhinav; MacKintosh, Fred C; "Anomalous normal stress controlled by marginal stability in fiber networks." arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.00522 (2017)

     
     

    Shivers, Jordan; Feng, Jingchen; Sharma, Abhinav; MacKintosh, Fred C; "Anomalous normal stress controlled by marginal stability in fiber networks." arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.00522 (2017)

     
     

    Vahabi, Mahsa; Vos, Bart E; de Cagny, Henri CG; Bonn, Daniel; Koenderink, Gijsje H; MacKintosh, FC; "Normal stresses in semiflexible polymer hydrogels." arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.02733 (2017)

     
     

    Vahabi, Mahsa; Vos, Bart E; de Cagny, Henri CG; Bonn, Daniel; Koenderink, Gijsje H; MacKintosh, FC; "Normal stresses in semiflexible polymer hydrogels." arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.02733 (2017)