Mark D. Shattuck


Main Affiliation


Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Levich Institute

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Computation
  • Computational Biophysics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Granular Materials
  • Materials Science
  • Soft Matter/Colloid Science




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Mark D Shattuck

Mark D. Shattuck



2013 American Physical Society Fellow: For significant contributions to the understanding of the statistical properties of granular materials, and their analogy to molecular systems.
2002 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awardee: Granular Media: Experimental Kinetic Theory.


Professional Activities:

2018 —⁠ 2021   Chair-line, American Physical Society Group on Non-linear and Statistical Physics (GNSP).
2017 —⁠  Editor, Granular Matter. 2010- Editorial Board, Granular Matter.
2009 —⁠  Governing board of Association pour L'Etude de la Micromecanique des Milieux Granulaires.
2008 —⁠  Director and Faculty, Hands-On Research in Complex Systems Schools sponsered by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy).
2008 —⁠ 2009 American Physical Society, Journal Pricing Task Force.
2002 —⁠ 2007 American Physical Society, Publications Oversight Committee (Chair 2005-2006).
2002 —⁠  Founder and Organizer of Annual Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop.


Ph.D. in Physics, Duke University, Durham NC, 1995.

Dissertation: Flows in Porous Media: Visualization by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, PhD Dissertation, Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC:(194 pages.) 1995. [abs] [pdf]

Courses Taught

Current Course Website

Previous courses:

Research Interests

Experimental fluid mechanics, transport processes, complex fluids

Granular Media: Mesoscopic Physics on a Laboratory Scale

Experimental tests of granular kinetic theory:
Experimental granular rheology:
Granular media as an analog for collective systems in extreme conditions:
Granular pattern formation:

Biologically-Inspired Micro-robotics
Patterns: Competition and Control


Total Citations: 2436, Citations/Publication: 25.91, h-index: 28. (Last updated: 05/24/2022. Latest updates).

  • 2000

  • [22] C Bizon, MD Shattuck, JB Swift, HL Swinney, Velocity Correlations in Driven Two-dimensional Granular Media, Dynamics: Models And Kinetic Methods For Non-equilibrium Many Body Systems, ed. J Karkheck, Nato Advanced Science Institutes Series, Series E, Applied Sciences 371:361(11) 2000. Citations:1. [abs] [pdf]