We have an open postdoc position in the group related to bacterial flagellar locomotion and active matter transport. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and there is broad flexibility in the specific research projects. See the advertisement below to apply.
OPEN Postdoc Position: Bacterial flagella and active matter
Undergraduate researcher Olivia Martin was awarded a graduate school fellowship from both the NSF and DOD. Congratulations Olivia!
Postdoc Richard Henshaw, former graduate student Amin Dehkharghani, and undergraduate Olivia Martin each presented their recent work that APS March Meeting. Job well done by all!
Derek successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Viscoelastic flow and swimming cell dynamics in complex environments.” Congratulations!
Amin successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Swimming cell transport in complex geometries and flows.” Congratulations!
Prof. Guasto recently present experimental work by Derek Walkama on elastic instabilities and transport by viscoelastic flows through porous media. This research is in collaboration with Arezoo Ardekani’s group at Purdue and was presented at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences, which hosted a virtual workshop on Viscoelastic Flow Instabilities and Elastic Turbulence.
Collaborative work from the Guasto Lab was recently published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. In this paper, analysis of high-speed imaging data reveals the underlying mechanical relationships between the flagellar waveform patterns of sperm, which is strikingly different from their genetic relationships.
Allen recently defended his MS thesis work on optical measurements of aerogel mechanics … congratulations Allen!
Derek Walkama was recently awarded the John F. Burlingame Graduate Fellowship from Tufts for the 2020-2021 academic year, which recognizes outstanding achievement by graduate students in Physics. Congratulations Derek!
A recent article titled “Disorder Suppresses Chaos” from Tufts University School of Engineering News highlights work from our group! The piece elaborates on our article recently published in Physical Review Letters on how geometrical disorder in microstructured systems such as porous media dictates the transition to unstable flow in viscoelastic fluids.