Cloud from the text of: E. Lauga and R. E. Goldstein,
"Dance of the Microswimmers", Phys.
(9), 30, 2012.
In my research, I use the methods of applied mathematics
to investigate mechanics problems arising in physical
and biological sciences.
More specifically, I employ a combination of asymptotic
analysis and numerical calculations to study the physics
of fluids, solids, and their applications in biological
systems. I also run experiments in the Applied Math
Laboratory. I try to always keep the emphasis of my work
on the simple physical picture.
I also try to interact with experimentalists as often as
possible, and as a result a lot of my work consists in
attempting to rationalize
experimental results from other groups.
My current research interests include:
Mechanics of biological locomotion;
- Capillary phenomenon and soft surfaces;
- Material sciences and self-assembly;
- Microfluidics and nanofluidics;
- Soft condensed matter, in particular colloids;
Flow of complex
Vortex and transitional flows.