Corey S. O'Hern

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Physics & Applied Physics
Room / Office: Mason 203
Office Address:
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208286
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-4258

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium systems such as glasses and granular materials; elasticity theories for soft materials, e.g. liquid crystals and biological materials; structural, mechanical, and dynamical properties of proteins including folding, unfolding, and aggregation.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (2005)
  • Cyber-Enabled Discover and Innovation Award from the National Science Foundation (2008)

Selected Publications:


  • Vice-Chair for the American Physical Society Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (2009)
  • Director of Undergraduate Programs, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences

Additional Websites

The Sackler Institute

Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology (IGPPEB)