WELCOME TO THE NARSIMHAN SOFT MATTER RESEARCH GROUP!
The Narsimhan research lab uses a combination of theory, simulation, and experiments to examine various problems in fluid mechanics and polymer physics at the meso to continuum length scale. Some applications include blood flow, vesicle dynamics, DNA polymer physics, suspensions, microfluidics, and interfacial rheology. Come and visit to learn more!
Natasha Singh and Vikramadhitya (Vik) Cherupally are officially introduced as PhD students in the lab. Natasha is interested in interfacial rheology of droplets with complex interfaces and 3D printing of cellular materials. Vik is interested in microfluidics and active microrheology
WELCOME SURF STUDENTS!
Pheobe and Gabby join the lab for the summer! Pheobe is interested in synthesizing and imaging vesicles for biophysics studies. Gabby is interested in developing image analysis tools for particles in microfluidic devices. Welcome!
Nader Laal Dehghani joins the Narsimhan lab. Nader completed his PhD from Texas Tech and will be working on problems related to Stokesian dynamics, interfacial rheology, and droplet dynamics.
Charlie Lin and Cheng-Wei Tai are officially introduced as PhD students in the lab. Charlie is interested in modelling vesicles and red blood cells using computational techniques. Cheng-Wei is interested in developing microfluidic techniques for biomedical applications
ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN ACS MACRO LETTERS
We examine the motion of knotted polymers under stretching and relaxation. We find that self-entanglements hasten the relaxation of polymer chains by decreasing the polymer's drag and increasing its entropic elasticity. Knots can also give rise to a wider range of polymer molecular configurations -- a phenomenon known as molecular individualism.
NARSIMHAN LAB OFFICIALLY OPENS
Aug 14, 2017
Vivek starts at Purdue University's Department of Chemical Engineering. There are several positions open for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. If interested, please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.