I am interested in a wide range of problems in soft matter and statistical physics, often focusing and emphasizing any geometric or topological aspects that may be present. I use analytical and computational tools to understand and characterize the emergent properties of soft materials that are often dominated by strong nonlinearity, fluctuations and dramatic shape changes. The most commonly used tools involve elasticity, continuum hydrodynamics and stochastic dynamics. In addition, topological and geometric techniques, along with field theoretic renormalization group methods and large deviation theory are also often employed.
At present, my research is broadly focused on non-equilibrium active matter and kirigami based mechanical metamaterials. More recently, I’ve also been working on some problems in morphogenesis. Click the images below to know more.