I am a soft matter physicist interested in applying the theoretical, numerical, and experimental toolkits of physical sciences to complex soft matter and biological systems. During my recently completed PhD at the University of Cambridge, I studied, using analytical and numerical techniques, dynamics of instabilities in active fluids, motivated by applications to modeling and understanding cancer metastasis. I also used analytical solutions and simulations to assess the effect of motion blur on errors in measuring energetic landscapes using Brownian particle tracking.
Currently, within the group, I am focused on understanding the structural mechanics of soft-granular clusters using microfluidic experiments on droplet aggregates. The work is combined with our collaborator’s simulations at the Italian Institute of Technology (group of prof. Sauro Succi).