About me

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. I work with Prof. Gareth McKinley and Prof. Kripa Varanasi  on designing water-repellent and oil-repellent coatings for frictional drag reduction and oil-water separation membranes. My expertise is in surfaces sciences, with specific focus on wetting and catalytic coatings. My broader interests include sustainability, education, and science & technology policy.

I  obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras (Chennai, India) and moved to Cambridge for graduate studies at MIT.  My hobbies include singing and ultimate frisbee.