Granular particles on a vibrating plate move horizontally when they are kicked by the plate. Our research focuses on the physics of collective motion of these active grains. In order to solve these problems, we use both numerical and analytical methods. Collaborations with experimental groups on such systems are also part of our work.
Microorganisms such as bacteria can be found in almost every living thing. Mechanics of swimming microorganisms in complex fluids such as fluids breaking symmetries is one of our areas of interest. We are currently pursuing this class of problems analytically. However, we plan to implement numerical methods in the future as analytical methods always have limitations.