About Me

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I am Saad Bhamla, a Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. 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. I received my Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2010).


Update: I will be starting my new lab at Georgia Tech this Fall (2017), in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Open Positions: We are looking for curious-minded and passionate researchers, from undergraduates to postdocs, to join our team. Our research interests cover a wide range of topics: frugal tools for science and global health, extreme and ultra-fast organismic biophysics, interfacial fluid dynamics, and  experimental soft-matter physics. To apply, please send a copy of recent CV, a brief summary of your projects, and a short statement of your research interests.



Soap bubble work in the media: Stanford, Boston GlobeNY Times, WIRED, Phys.org, Seeker.

Tear film work in the media: Stanford, StanfordDaily, Co.Exist.

Paperfuge in the media: Science, Nature, CNN, NBCEconomist, NPR, Wired, The Atlantic, Popular Mechanics, Wall Street JournalMIT Technology Review, Smithsonian and more..