Our Research

Using both experimental and modeling approaches, we investigate the dynamics of soft elastic solids and non-Newtonian fluids from a curiosity-driven approach. Currently we are interested in green technologies that use soft materials to address our environmental footprint. In particular, we are studying the fluid dynamics of water-processible polymers and the elastodynamics of mechanical batteries (made of materials that store and release elastic energy). By studying the underlying fundamental physics related to these systems, we aim to inform further development of green technologies.