21-Dec-2022: Our article entitled “Bending and Stretching in a narrow ribbon of nematic polymer networks” is accepted for publication in Journal of Elasticity.

16-Dec-2022: Joined IIT Gandhinagar, mechanical engineering, as assistant professor.

28-Oct-2022: A team dinner celebrating two recently completed PhDs in LCVMM, and effectively concluding my tenure at LCVMM and EPFL.


27-Sept-2022: My article on “Planar equilibria of an elastic rod wrapped around a circular capstan” is accepted for publication in Journal of Elasticity.

22-Sept-2022: Delivered a talk on a generalised capstan problem at the 56th meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy held in Pisa, Italy, from 21-23 Sept.


06-Sept-2022: Event organised by EPFL to felicitate our distinguished colleague Maryna Viazovska on her being awarded the Fields Medal on the 5th of July at the IMU Award Ceremony in Helsinki.


09-May-2022: Our article entitled “A ribbon model for nematic polymer networks” is accepted for publication in Journal of elasticity.

29-Apr-2022: Talk at IISc Bangalore on the mechanics of nematic polymers.

6-Apr-2022: Talk at IIT Kanpur on the mechanics of ribbons made of nematic polymers.

25-Feb-2022: Talk at IIT Roorkee on free boundary problems in rods, and mechanics of nematic polymer networks.

03-Dec-2021: Talk entitled “A ribbon model for nematic polymer networks” at IIT Delhi.

03-Nov-2021: Talk entitled “Strings, rods, and ribbons” at IIT Gandhinagar.

24-Aug-2021: Talk at the 25th ICTAM on effects of finite string radius and elasticity on the classic capstan problem.

08-Mar-2021: Our paper on the mechanics of two filaments in tight contact is accepted for publication in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.

23-Feb-2021: Our paper on Pseudomomentum is accepted for publication in Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik.

2-Nov-2020: Our paper entitled “Adhesion of a tape loop” is accepted for publication in Soft matter.

30-Dec-2019: Talk at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, on material momentum and elastic rods.

17-Oct-2019: MEGA.Seminar on material momentum at EPFL.

06-May-2019: Workshop on Analysis, Simulation, and Modeling of Elastic Curves at University of Freiburg.

06-Feb-2019: Joined LCVMM at EPFL as postdoc.

12/03/2018: Defended my Ph.D. dissertation successfully.

11/20/2018: Talk at the APS DFD meeting in Atlanta on “Impulse and material symmetry”.

08/19/2018: Our paper entitled “On the planar elastica, stress, and material stress” is accepted for publication in Journal of Elasticity.

08/09/2018: New Journal of Physics publishes a perspective for our article “Impact-induced acceleration by obstacles”.

06/06/2018: Talk at a symposium in honor of Prof. Romesh C. Batra’s 70th birthday at the 18th USNCTAM in Chicago.

Dinner at the 18th USNCTAM with Prof. Batra, his family, and the participants of the symposium.

04/27/2018: Our paper entitled “Impact-induced acceleration by obstacles” is accepted by the New Journal of Physics.

03/5/2018: Talk at the APS March meeting in Los Angeles on “Material Symmetry and Conservation Laws“.

11/16/2017: Video on chain coiling and impinging available on the Gallery of Fluid Motion. Paper coming soon.

10/31/2017: Defended my dissertation proposal successfully.

07/25/2017: Society of Engineering Science, 54th annual meeting, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

03/13/2017: American Physical Society, March meeting, New Orleans, LA.

12/29/2016: Talk at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

10/02/2016: Society of Engineering Science, 53rd annual meeting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

08/21/2016: 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Canada.

05/29/2016: Summer school on soft solids and complex fluids, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

03/14/2016: American Physical Society, March meeting, Baltimore, MD.


01/07/2016: 35th Dynamics Days, Durham, NC.

11/14/2015: Virginia Soft Matter Workshop, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

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