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Principal Investigator

Harishankar Manikantan

Email: hmanikantan[at]ucdavis[dot]edu
Phone: (530) 754 8656
Office:
3114 Bainer Hall

Postdoc: Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara (2015-2019)
Ph.D.: Applied Mechanics, UC San Diego (2015)
M.S.: Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, U of I at Urbana-Champaign (2012)
B. Tech.: Mechanical Engineering, NIT Surathkal (2010)

Graduate Students

Jiayu Li

Ph.D. candidate
B.S.: Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (2018)

Email: ucjli[at]ucdavis[dot]edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jiayu-li
Research:
Interfacial fluid dynamics in foams and viscous fingering

 

Thomas Nguyen

Ph.D. candidate
B.S.: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NC State University (2017)

Email: tmhnguyen[at]ucdavis[dot]edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-minh-nguyen
Research:
Fluid, transport, and elastic dynamics of biopolymers involved in neurodegeneration

 

Vishnu Vig

M.S. candidate
B.S.: National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India (2019)

Email: vivig[at]ucdavis[dot]edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vishvig/
Research: Membrane hydrodynamics and 2D suspension mechanics

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Haruka Shudo

Senior (Biochemical Engineering)
Research: Transport of elastic biopolymers

Rohit Mokkarala

Senior (Materials Science)
Research: Polymer dynamics within viscous membranes

Samantha Wang

Senior (Chemical Engineering)
Research: Surfactant mass transport in non-planar geometries

Group Alumni

  • Kathleen Stewart, M.Engg candidate
  • Daniel Jiang, undergraduate researcher, currently graduate student at USC