PEOPLE Faculty
ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  Biological Fluid Flows, Soft, and Active Matter
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  bratochakrabarti  ictsresin

My research is driven by the curiosity to understand various fundamental fluid-structure interaction problems at the interface of hydrodynamics at micron scales, transport phenomena, soft and active matter, and biological physics. In all these problems, complexity emerges from multiscale (nanometers to millimeters) and multiphysics (hydrodynamic, elastic, and chemical) phenomena. I develop analytical and computational tools to answer such questions and collaborate with experimentalists. The current focus is on (but not limited to): 

1. Synchronization physics, physiological transport, and collective hydrodynamics of ciliary carpets 

2. Intracellular flows and their role in developmental processes 

3. Modeling emergent dynamics in assemblies of fruit-fly sperms 

4. Nonlinear (hydro)dynamics of elastic filaments