Prof. Van Winkle received his Ph.D. in experimental
condensed matter physics from the University of Colorado in 1984.
After post-doctoral work at AT&T Bell Laboratories, he joined
the faculty at FSU in 1986. His research interests are in soft
condensed matter, particularly liquid crystals, gels and
Experimental tools most often used are optical,
including microscopy and light scattering. Interdisciplinary
collaborations are active with Chemists, Chemical Engineers and