Our research focuses on fundamental and applied topics in soft matter.
Much of our research is in the realms of micro/nanofluidic technologies, DNA biophysics, and rheology.
A burgeoning interest is the use of microfludics to synthesize microparticles for both fundamental colloidal studies and
applications, such as multiplexed sensing, drug delivery and catalysis.
We utilize both experimental
and computational approaches in our research in order to understand fundamental
issues in a wide variety of applications ranging from lab-on-chip separations
to polymer rheology.
November 15, 2013: Rathi's paper on oil-isolated hydrogel microstructures for sensitive bioassays on-chip has been accepted to Analytical Chemistry.
September 24, 2012: Postdoc opening available now for work in the area of microRNA sensing using encoded hydrogels.
October 1, 2012: Postdoc opening available now for work in the area of microfluidic particle synthesis and assembly.
October 1, 2012: Postdoc opening available now for work in the area of synthesis and flow of soft particles.