Simulations of biofilm dynamics from Tai et al., PNAS, 2022

  • DEC 2022 - Our paper on biofilms was featured in Minnesota Supercomputing Institute news.

  • OCT 2022 - Our recent PNAS paper was featured in Yale News and Burroughs Wellcome Fund news.

  • SEP 2022 - I was awarded honorable mention in the 2022 University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Awards in Impactful Research. Only 6 such awards were given university-wide. Thanks Jeff for nominating me!

  • JUNE 2022 - Thrilled to be presenting our research at the Gordon Research Conference on Barriers of the CNS. I will be presenting our recent PRE paper on protein aggregation and clearance from the brain interstitium.
    I presented our research on spreading depolarization and the glymphatic system in a special mini-symposium at the 8th European Conference on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS) held in Oslo, Norway (5-9 June). Enjoyed the excellent presentations by Marie E. Rognes, Timo Koch, and Cécile Daversin-Catty.
    - I presented my PhD research on front propagation in complex fluid flows at an invited seminar in ULB Brussels (Check out the recent JFM paper!). This is the same place that histed Nobel laureate I. Prigogine. Enjoyed the stimulating discussions that followed. Thanks a lot Prof. Laurence Rongy, and team at NLPC-ULB for hosting me.

  • MAY 2022 - Our research on the effect of fluid flow over a bacterial biofilm has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America!

  • APR 2022 - Our research on the solutal and thermal coupling of reaction fronts to chaotic flow fields has been published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics!

  • FEB 2022 - Our research on the clearance of aggregating proteins in the brain interstitium has been published in the journal Physical Review E!

  • NOV 2021 - Excited to present my research on the effect of fluid flow over bacterial biofilms at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting (APS DFD) (abstract link). I will also chair a session for the first time at the conference! Also checkout the research on quantifying simulations and experiments of chaotic Rayleigh-Bénard convection using persistent homology, in which I am a coauthor of. (abstract link).

  • NOV 2020 - I presented our research on waste clearance in the brain at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting (APS DFD). Our abstract got featured in their press release and it can be accessed here and here!
    -I will be presenting my PhD thesis research in The Mechanics Discussion webinar series on Nov 7th, 2020, 11 am Indian Standard Time!

  • JULY 2020 - I will be joining as a postdoctoral research associate at the Tithof Lab, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2020. I will be modeling material transport in the brain!

  • I was awarded "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowship" to pursue postdoctoral studies at ULB Brussels, 2020! I had written this proposal with Prof. Laurence Rongy. Due to the covid-19 induced crisis I will not be able to join her team at ULB, but I will be very excited for future prospects of collaborations!

  • MAY 16, 2020 - I was awarded PhD in Engineering Mechanics by Virginia Tech.

  • APRIL, 2020 - I defended my PhD dissertation titled "Front propagation and feedback in convective flow fields" under the supervision of Prof. Mark Paul at Virginia Tech. Here is a link to the dissertation.

  • 2019 - I was selected among 50 international participants for “Sāo Paulo school of advanced sciences in nonlinear dynamics”, 2019, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. The summer school was conducted from July 29th to August 9th, 2019.

  • 2018 - I was awarded "Liviu Librescu memorial fellowship'' and the "Manuel Stein fellowship" by the Engineering Mechanics program, Virginia Tech.