Research in our group strives to unravel the physics of soft matter.
From particle laden suspensions that make up toothpaste to biological cells and the slender organic molecules in a liquid crystal display, soft materials are ubiquitous in our daily lives. In-spite of this remarkable diversity, a key unifying attribute of these materials, is that they comprise of mesoscopic structures held together by weak entropic forces. As a consequence, weak external perturbations couple strongly to soft matter microstructure which, in turn determines their macroscopic response. Understanding this structure-response relationship is central to identifying properties exclusive to this class of condensed matter and will have a direct impact on the development of novel materials with tailored properties.
(2017) Shreyas has received the best PhD thesis award in Physical Sciences. Congrats!!
(2016) Manasa has received the best PhD thesis award in Physical Sciences. Congratuations!!