Soft Matter ODES-lab
Optics, Dynamics, Elasticity and Self-Assembly
PI: Vivek Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
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.
*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.