BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Texas
Dr. Franklin studies geometrically cohesive granular materials, a particular form of soft matter that shows dramatic entanglement. He is also interested in the dynamics of student learning in physics, as well as how physicists associate meaning with mathematical expressions.
May 6, 2019
Physics student Elyse Rood poised for career doing problem-solving engineering for medical software
Before Elyse Rood started working on her senior physics capstone project, she didn’t envision herself working for a software company. But after the commencement ceremony on May 10, she is moving to Madison, Wis., to start a career as a technical solutions engineer at a healthcare software company called Epic Systems.
April 2, 2019
RIT to host science education researchers from around the globe for PEER workshop July 5-13
RIT is inviting scholars from across the globe for a workshop this summer to foster innovative research in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education with a focus on developing junior and emerging researchers.
October 24, 2018
Research on elephants could translate to roboticsUnderstanding how elephants use their trunks to pick up small objects could lead to robots designed with flexible hands or grippers, according to a new study that includes research by RIT scientist Scott Franklin.