• 1496 Citations
19962020
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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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electrohydrodynamics Physics & Astronomy
electric fields Physics & Astronomy
membranes Physics & Astronomy
Electrohydrodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
surfactants Physics & Astronomy
Electric fields Engineering & Materials Science
rheology Physics & Astronomy
Surface active agents Engineering & Materials Science

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Grants 2017 2020

fluids
electrohydrodynamics
electric fields
engineering
students
membranes
electric potential
cells
electric fields
biomimetics

Research Output 1996 2019

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boundary integral method
Electrohydrodynamics
Boundary Integral Method
electrohydrodynamics
Surfactant
4 Citations (Scopus)

Electrohydrodynamics of drops and vesicles

Vlahovska, P., Jan 5 2019, In : Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 51, p. 305-330 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

electrohydrodynamics
electric fields
fluids
equators
lipids
30 Citations (Scopus)

A new class of synthetic retinoid antibiotics effective against bacterial persisters

Kim, W., Zhu, W., Hendricks, G. L., Van Tyne, D., Steele, A. D., Keohane, C. E., Fricke, N., Conery, A. L., Shen, S., Pan, W., Lee, K., Rajamuthiah, R., Fuchs, B. B., Vlahovska, P., Wuest, W. M., Gilmore, M. S., Gao, H., Ausubel, F. M. & Mylonakis, E., Apr 5 2018, In : Nature. 556, 7699, p. 103-107 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retinoids
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection
Lipid Bilayers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Blood Crystal: Emergent Order of Red Blood Cells under Wall-Confined Shear Flow

Shen, Z., Fischer, T. M., Farutin, A., Vlahovska, P., Harting, J. & Misbah, C., Jun 28 2018, In : Physical review letters. 120, 26, 268102.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

erythrocytes
shear flow
blood
hydrodynamics
crystals
2 Citations (Scopus)

Colloidal particle electrorotation in a nonuniform electric field

Hu, Y., Vlahovska, P. & Miksis, M. J., Jan 22 2018, In : Physical Review E. 97, 1, 013111.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric Field
electric fields
Dielectrophoresis
electric field strength
metal spinning