Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium Physics Unit (Mahesh Bandi)

Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium Physics Unit

Associate Professor Mahesh Bandi

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Our general scientific approach falls within Condensed Matter Physics as a whole but our core expertise lies in Nonlinear Dynamics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, and Soft Matter Physics. We work mostly at the experimental level but also take occasional numerical and theoretical excursions. Our work regularly intersects with Applied Mathematics, Mechanics, Quantitative Life Sciences, Engineering and beyond.

In recent years we have focused on questions related to fluid dynamics (interfacial flows and turbulence), sustainability and renewable energy (fluctuations in wind and solar photovoltaics, carbon geo-sequestration), amorphous media (granular materials and aggregates), and quantitative life sciences (fungal spore ejection, biomechanics of human feet & fish fins, elastohydrodynamics of red blood cells, and bird song prosody). Please stay tuned as we update our group webpages (research section in particular) over the remainder of 2018.

Our research is supported by:

            Human Frontier Science Program                                                                 OIST Graduate University