Who are we?

Softbites is run by a group of young scientists who want to attract a wider audience to the beautiful world of soft matter.

We are Ph.D. students and postdocs from all over the world. Writing for Softbites is a way of sharing our passion for soft matter. We would especially love to attract younger students to research by explaining fascinating research papers, which are often technical and intimidating for people outside the field.

Meet the Softbites team!

Arthur Michaut
Institut Pasteur
Postdoc in biomechanics of embryos
Founder & Webmaster
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Danny Seara
Yale University
Ph.D. candidate in theoretical biophysics
Managing editor
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Olga Shishkov
University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoc in …
Managing editor
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Andrew Ton
Yale University
Graduate student in active matter
Social Media
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Heather Hamilton
UMass Amherst
Graduate student in polymer science and engineering
Writer recruiter
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Adam Fortais
McMaster University
PhD candidate in soft mechanics
Newsletter editor
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 Where are we from?

Softbites’ authors write from all over the world!

How do we work?

Softbites is a peer-reviewed science communication blog. Each of our posts is managed by an editor who sends it to a team of reviewers (a content reviewer and a style reviewer). Our goal is to make sure the original article has been faithfully presented. We also want to provide our authors and reviewers with a science publishing experience. We are happy to share with you our style guide, if you want to dig more into our writing organization!