Flow Induced Crystallization is a long-standing theoretical and relevant problem for the polymer processing industry. We are trying to better understand the origins and theory of this phenomenon using Molecular Dynamics simulations. We are interested in developing a model based on our results that is able to predict local nucleation rates and ordering for different flow fields which can be useful for further modeling at larger length and time scales.
I am from Pune, India and I completed my B.Tech. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with honors in 2020. I joined the Ph.D. program at MIT Chemical Engineering and subsequently the Rutledge Lab in Spring 2021 to further pursue my interests in computational soft matter and polymer modeling. Apart from my research, I spend my time listening to Hindustani Classical Music, reading novels, watching TV series, and recently cooking!