I'm an assistant professor of experimental condensed matter physics, research group leader (Active Matter) and Academy Research Fellow 2018-2023. I'm broadly interested in physics of soft and biological materials. Some examples include pattern formation in ferrofluids, lotus-mimicking superhydrophobic surfaces, magnetic tweezing of 'non-magnetic' matter, coloration of a certain spider from Madagascar and fundamentals of slippery lubricated surfaces. Currently, my Academy Research Fellowship focuses on developing techniques for controlling phase transitions in microscopic active matter systems.
Areas of expertise
Honors and awards
Doctoral thesis award
Distinction prize for doctoral thesis, Aalto University
Distinction prize for master’s thesis, Helsinki University of Technology
- Active Matter, Academy Research Fellow
- Active Matter, Assistant Professor