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. I am interested in the surfaces sciences, with specific focus on wetting and catalytic coatings.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras (Chennai, India) and moved to Cambridge for graduate studies at MIT. I have been involved with various activities at MIT, including the MIT Water Club (2015-2016), MIT Ohms (2012-2015) and the intramurals (Basketball, Ultimate frisbee).