Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Biological order relies on tightly controlled nonequilibrium processes. My research focuses on elucidating common patterns in biological order using the principles of thermodynamics as well as how autonomous control is achieved in inherently stochastic biological systems.
Some projects and research interests:
The role of thermodynamic constraints in fitness of organisms such as metabolic rate and transport of materials
Morphogenesis, tissue dynamics and controlled pattern formation
Universal algorithms to control stochastic biological processes at various scales
Phase separation and transport properties in active (biological) mixtures