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Purdue University
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480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100

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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!

 

NEWS

NEW STUDENTS!!

Jan 2019

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!

June 2018

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!

WELCOME NADER!

June 2018

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.

NEW STUDENTS!!

Jan 2018

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

Nov 2017

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 vnarsim@purdue.edu.