I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Prakash Lab at the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford. I am an experimentalist by training and I am currently working on fluid physics problems in a biological context.

I was previously at the Physics of Fluids Group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, where I received a PhD in Applied Physics (2013) for my thesis on 'Light particles in turbulence'. My research was supervised by Professor Detlef Lohse and Professor Chao Sun.

I obtained an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics (2010) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India. My master thesis research was on laboratory modelling of mantle convection. My research was supervised jointly by Professor K. R. Sreenivas at the Engineering Mechanics Unit, JNCASR and Professor Jaywant H. Arakeri at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

I received a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (2008) from R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India.

Honors & Awards

  • Milton van Dyke Award (Video), APS/DFD (2016)
  • First place, Nikon Small World in Motion Competition (2016)
  • Image of distinction, Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition (2016)
  • Honorable mention, Nikon Small World in Motion Competition (2015)
  • Video Abstract Prize, New Journal of Physics (NJP) (based on a world-wide public voting contest) (2013)
  • Featured in NJP Research Highlights - 2012, 2013, New Journal of Physics (NJP) (2012, 2013)
  • Jury's Choice Poster Award, Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School, Shanghai, China¬† (2012)
  • 'Best Outgoing Student' award in Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering, Cognizant Technology Solutions (2007)
  • `Potential Manager' award for the best student in Mech. Engineering, RV College of Engineering, LG electronics (2006)
  • Summer Research Fellowship (undergraduate), JNCASR, Bangalore (2005, 2006)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universiteit Twente (2013)
  • Master of Science, JNCASR, Bangalore, India, Fluid Mechanics (2010)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, RV College of Engineering (2008)

Stanford Advisors

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Biophysics, Biological Fluid Dynamics, Fluid dynamics, Turbulence, Convection

Lab Affiliations

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