Projects that I am working on now or worked on before

My current research focuses primarily on the multiphysics modeling of stimuli-responsive hydrogels. I use continuum scale models and coupled finite element method to understand the chemo-mechanical response of hydrogels subjected to temperature, pH, and ionic solution like environmental stimuli. Most of my research involves developing multi-physics frameworks and constitutive models, and eventually implementing them in finite element programs to perform simulations. Besides developing a fundamental understanding of a wide class of hydrogel materials, I also focus on exploiting such stimuli-responsive behaviors to develop devices that can be used in soft sensing and actuation for biomedical applications.

I will update the pages for individual projects soon (I promise)!