About Me


Mike Tennenbaum

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I am a sixth year graduate student at Georgia Tech pursuing my PhD under Dr. Fernandez-Nieves. My work is in the realm of soft condensed matter physics. I am investigating the material properties of fire ant aggregations, an active system that is both solid-like and liquid-like.

Before Tech, I earned my BS in physics from the University of California, Merced. I was in the third incoming class at UCM.

When not in lab or out hunting ants, I enjoy fixing and riding bicycles. I volunteer at Starter Bikes, the bicycle co-op at Ga Tech, helping people learn how to fix their bicycles. In addition to Starter Bikes I sit on the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee which, as the name implies, works to improve cycling in general at Georgia Tech. I also try to ride every day.