We seek to understand emergent behavior in driven and inherently out of equilibrium soft materials. The tools used are the framework of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, phenomenological macroscopic theories and numerical simulations at various scales, from microscopic (brownian dynamics) to macroscopic (numerical solutions to non-linear hydrodynamic equations).



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Arpana Baskaran assisting a student in a classroom

Associate Professor of Physics Aparna Baskaran has won a 2019 Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research from the American Physical Society.