Soft Matter ODES-lab

Optics, Dynamics, Elasticity and Self-Assembly

PI: Vivek Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

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RESEARCH

Expertise and Interests: Fizzics, Optics, Rheology and Mechanics (FORM) of complex fluids and soft materials, including Polymers, Colloidal Sols, Foams, Emulsions, Liquid Crystals, Proteins, Polyelectrolytes and Printable Inks.

 

PEOPLE

Four PhD students, six MS students and many enthusiastic U.G.s

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PUBLICATIONS

Latest: Langmuir (2017)

TEACHING & OUTREACH

Courses: CHE 410: Transport Phenomena (G), CHE 312: Transport Phenomena II (UG, Heat and Mass Transfer), CHE 494: Fizzics and Interfacial Phenomena, CHE 301: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (UG).

*Odes: other definitions (selected):

Etymology.com: Words like cathode, anode, electrode, diode, method & period contain Greek ‘hodos’ (-ode) meaning way or path.

Wolfram page: Ordinary Differential Equation, an equality involving a function and its derivative. NB: Our group loves PDEs just as well.

Poets.org says: “Ode” comes from the Greek aeidein, meaning to sing or chant, and belongs to the long and varied tradition of lyric poetry.