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Research Interests

Mathematical modeling of physical and biological systems. Currently I work on problems in membrane biophysics (biomembrane electromechanics and stability, thermal shape fluctuations), complex systems and soft matter (emergent phenomena and self-organization in active matter, directed assembly, nonlinear particle dynamics). I also direct the Applied Math Lab.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, PhD, Yale University

… → 2003

Mechanical Engineering, MPhil, Yale University

… → 2001

MSc, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

… → 1996

ChemistrY, MSc, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

… → 1994

Chemical Engineering, MS, Yale University

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  • Research Output

    A 3D boundary integral method for the electrohydrodynamics of surfactant-covered drops

    Sorgentone, C., Tornberg, A. K. & Vlahovska, P. M., Jul 15 2019, In : Journal of Computational Physics. 389, p. 111-127 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    A selective membrane-targeting repurposed antibiotic with activity against persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

    Kim, W., Zou, G., Hari, T. P. A., Wilt, I. K., Zhu, W., Galle, N., Faizi, H. A., Hendricks, G. L., Tori, K., Pan, W., Huang, X., Steele, A. D., Csatary, E. E., Dekarske, M. M., Rosen, J. L., De Queiroz Ribeiro, N., Lee, K., Port, J., Fuchs, B. B., Vlahovska, P. M. & 4 others, Wuest, W. M., Gao, H., Ausubel, F. M. & Mylonakis, E., 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 33, p. 16529-16534 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Scopus citations

    Bending rigidity of charged lipid bilayer membranes

    Faizi, H. A., Frey, S. L., Steinkühler, J., Dimova, R. & Vlahovska, P. M., 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 29, p. 6006-6013 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Scopus citations

    Correction: Interfacial effects on droplet dynamics in Poiseuille flow (Soft Matter (2011) 7 (7797-7804) DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05144)

    Schwalbe, J. T., Phelan, F. R., Vlahovska, P. & Hudson, S. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 18, p. 3835-3836 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Dielectric spherical particle on an interface in an applied electric field

    Hu, Y., Vlahovska, P. & Miksis, M. J., Jan 1 2019, In : SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. 79, 3, p. 850-875 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle