Aparna Baskaran

Aparna BaskaranAssociate Professor of Physics

Aparna Baskaran’s research interests include understanding out-of-equilibrium properties of soft materials and physics of biological systems.


PhD, University of Florida, 2006

Group website CV and list of publications (pdf)

Recent PhD Students

Sample of Recent Publications

Interplay between activity and filament flexibility determines emergent properties of active nematics,” A. Joshi, E. Putzig, A. Baskaran and M. F. Hagan. Soft Matter, 15, 94-101 (2019) arXiv: 1711.05714

Statistical Mechanics and Hydrodynamics of Self-Propelled Hard Spheres,” B. Hancock and A. Baskaran. JSTAT 033205 (2017) arXiv:1701.03450

A classical nucleation theory description of active colloid assembly,” G. S. Redner, C. G. Wagner, A. Baskaran and M. F Hagan. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 148002 (2016) arXiv:1603.01362

Emergent Self organization in active materials,” M. F. Hagan and A. Baskaran. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 38, 74-80 (2016) arXiv:1602.03388

Instabilities, defects and defect ordering in an overdamped active nematic,” E. F. Putzig, G. Redner, A. Baskaran and A. Baskaran. Soft Matter, 12, 3854-3859 (2016) arXiv:1506.03501

Orientational order of motile defects in active nematics,” S. J. DeCamp, G. S. Redner, A. Baskaran, M. F. Hagan and Z. Dogic. Nature Materials, 14, 1110-1115 (2015) arXiv:1501.06228

Dynamics of Self-propelled particles under strong confinement,” Y. Fily, A. Baskaran and M. F. Hagan. Soft Matter, 10, 5609-5617 (2014), arXiv:1402.5583

Structure and dynamics of a phase-separating active colloidal fluid,” G. S. Redner, M. F. Hagan and A. Baskaran. Phys. Rev. Lett 110, 055701 (2013) arXiv:1207.1737.