Status: PhD. Student
Narinder performed his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics at the Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. He finished his bachelor’s degree in 2015. He obtained his Master’s degree from Universität Stuttgart, Germany in 2017 with his thesis entitled “Dynamics of self-propelled colloidal particles in viscoelastic media”. Currently, he is working as a Ph.D. student at the Universität Konstanz under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Clemens Bechinger.
He is largely interested in understanding the behavior of active colloids in complex environmental conditions. His work is strongly motivated by natural microsystems, where motile micro-organisms swim in surroundings which due to the presence of colloids and other macromolecules exhibit non-Newtonian behavior. Knowledge of the dynamics of the artificial counterparts of these motile swimmers in such surroundings can engender profound medical related applications such as drug targeting, cargo transport, etc. Besides this, due to relatively large relaxation times of such liquids, an active particle moving in such fluids represents a random walker in the non-equilibrium thermal bath, a topic of fundamental relevance in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.
Active Particles ín geometrically confined viscoelastic fluids New. J. Phys. (2019)
- Memory-induced transition from a persistent random walk to circular motion for achiral microswimmers Phys Rev. Lett. 121 078003 (2018)