We are a curiosity-driven research group investigating problems at the intersection of physics, biology and engineering with applications in energy, environment, water resources and advanced materials. 

Our main focus is on understanding the interfacially-driven transport phenomena in heterogeneous environments, drawing inspiration from a broad range of natural phenomena and technological applications, including water and nutrient transport in plants, phase separation in living cells, water desalination, CO2 sequestration, and pattern formation in biology and geosciences.

We combine experimental observations, numerical simulations, and theoretical modeling using the methods of fluid mechanics, soft matter, and statistical physics to tackle these problems.

We organize a weekly seminar series on soft, fluid, living matter at Yale (link).