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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

About

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge in the group of Prof. Raymond Goldstein

I use microfluidics and microscopy along with the ideas from Soft  Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics to answer questions at the interface of Physics and Biology. My research interests include microbial motility and ecology. In particular, I am fascinated by the ability of microbes to survive in vastly different environmental conditions.

Publications

Contact Force Mediated Rapid Deposition of Colloidal Microspheres Flowing over Microstructured Barriers.
P Prakash, AZ Abdulla, M Varma
– Langmuir
(2021)
37,
6915
Swimming statistics of cargo-loaded single bacteria.
P Prakash, AZ Abdulla, V Singh, M Varma
– Soft Matter
(2020)
16,
9499
Tuning the torque-speed characteristics of the bacterial flagellar motor to enhance swimming speed.
P Prakash, AZ Abdulla, V Singh, M Varma
– Physical review. E
(2019)
100,
062609
Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching in Ultrathin Polymer Films
P Prakash, S Pahal, M Varma
– Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
(2018)
219,
1700543
Trapping/Pinning of colloidal microspheres over glass substrate using surface features
P Prakash, M Varma
– Scientific Reports
(2017)
7,
15754

Research Group

Biological Physics and Mechanics

Room

H0.08

Telephone

01223 764078