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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Nikhil Desai is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at DAMTP in the University of Cambridge, UK. Prior to his current position, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher at LadHyX, Ecole Polytechnique, France, where he studied the self-propulsion of chemically active drops along rigid walls. He obtained his PhD in 2019 from Purdue University, USA. Before that, he completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech. in Thermal Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, in 2014. His research interests lie in the modeling and simulation of the hydrodynamics of active matter and biological fluid flows.