I work with Manu Prakash in the Bioengineering Department. I am currently involved in the research of frugal science and development of instrumentation with applications in biophysics and global health.
My background is in soft matter, particularly rheology, thin-film dynamics, and soft biological materials. I received my PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford (2015). My thesis advisor was Professor Gerry Fuller.
My past work has been primarily experimental in nature, with some theoretical modeling, and has found successful applications in the healthcare industry. My thesis centers around the design, patent, and implementation of a new instrument, the Interfacial Dewetting and Drainage Optical Platform (i-DDrOP), which enables dynamic measurement of thin films possessing viscoelastic interfacial properties, such as the human tear film and lung surfactants.
I received my Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2010).
I also maintain a personal blog on various topics that are of personal curiosity.
Last updated: September 17, 2015 at 11:30 am