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Breaking Bad: symmetric soap films choose chaos

I submitted the above image for the National Science Foundations (NSF) VIZZIES competition (2015). Watch the video below and read the description to learn something interesting about the Marangoni effect in surfactant bubbles. Abstract: The images depict the thin film dynamics of a surfactant-­laden film (Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, a pulmonary surfactant). This film is captured by elevating a […]

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Placing Marangoni instabilities under arrest

Submitted my first entry to the Gallery of Fluid Motion (GFM) contest organized by the American Physical Society 68th Annual Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) 2015 conference in Boston, MA. Check out the video and accompanying description below. Description Soap bubbles occupy the rare position of delighting and fascinating both young children and scientific minds alike. Sir Isaac Newton, […]

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Postdoc.. and other updates

It’s been a while since I updated this website. It is my intention to revive this blog and website and resume my outreach activities. So some updates: I’ve completed my PhD. You can read my thesis (open access) online. As of last week, I’ve started a postdoc at Stanford with Manu Prakash, working on research quite […]

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Lab vs. office

  In our research group, we have a lab and an office. Everyone usually sits in the office. Unless, you’re doing experiments, in which case you’re in the lab. I’ve decided as of today that I am moving my desk into the lab. Ideally, I want to spend as much time as I can for […]

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