I am an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley.
I am broadly interested in understanding how materials behave at multiple length and time scales. My research is at the intersection of statistical and continuum mechanical fields. I work with problems related to three main topics :
- Principles of organization in biological membranes
- Principles of eukaryotic and prokaryotic motility
- Thermal and mechanical behavior of polycrystalline and amorphous materials
For some more information about me, please see my CV.
My basic scientific results (with several collaborators) until now :
- A homogenization theory to connect two continuum scales (2012)
- Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics algorithms to calculate thermal conductivity (2009-2010)
- An analytical formula to calculate the error in the transport coefficients when evaluated using Green-Kubo formulae (2012)
- Fundamental forces important for the working of bacterial flagellar motor (2015)
- Protein induced curvature alters membrane surface tension (2014)
- The orderphobic effect: A generic force for assembly of proteins in lipid bilayers (2015)
Links to some movies generated from our research :
- Lipid phase transition mediated attraction between proteins. (Coming Soon)
- Hydrophobically mismatched protein premelts the bilayer in the ordered phase. (Coming Soon)