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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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lipids Physics & Astronomy

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Grants 2017 2021

electric fields
trapped particles
free boundaries
electric potential
electric fields

Research Output 1996 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

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

boundary integral method
Boundary Integral Method
3 Citations (Scopus)

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., Jan 1 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
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Staphylococcus aureus
1 Citation (Scopus)

Bending rigidity of charged lipid bilayer membranes

Faizi, H. A., Frey, S. L., Steinkühler, J., Dimova, R. & Vlahovska, P. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 29, p. 6006-6013 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lipid bilayers
Membrane Lipids

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
laminar flow

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

Electric Field
Electric fields
Integral equations
Contact angle