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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)
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