Abhi’s research interests include studying the flow and jamming of particulate systems such as dense suspensions (like cornstarch) and dry grains (like glass beads). He uses numerical simulations to seek the understanding of the observed experimental behavior of non-Newtonian features observed in both dense suspensions and dry grains.
Abhi is currently a joint postdoctoral scholar between Prof. Heinrich Jaeger at the JFI and Prof. Juan de Pablo at the PME. His research efforts focus on simulating suspension dynamics. He develops numerical schemes for characterizing, visualizing and understanding the continuum behavior of particulate flows including dry/wet granular flows, dense suspensions, and emulsions.
Abhi obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where he was co-advised by Prof. Stefan Luding and Dr. Vanessa Magnanimo investigating the flow behavior of the dense granular material. He moved to the Levich Institute in the City College of New York after finishing his PhD, where he developed the constitutive model for dense frictional suspensions as a part of post-doctoral research co-supervised by Profs. Jeff Morris and Morton Denn.