My research focusses on theoretical soft matter physics, hydrodynamics at interfaces and statistical physics of complex systems. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of thin viscous films, the physics of wetting and adhesion, surface waves, liquid crystals on curved surfaces, reactive multiphase flows in porous media and quantitative finance from a physical perspective.

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1. Endogenous instabilities in financial market   
2. From blood-sucking mosquitoes to embryonic hearts: how do we pump at low Reynolds number?   
3. Wind wave generation: Filtering role of a liquid interface   
4. Impact of hull-asymmetry in rowing performance  



Biolocomotion at interfaces

Transport and control, from water striders to whirligig beetles.


Waves and wakes

Gravity and capillary waves, ship wakes and wave resistance.


Liquid crystals

Topological defects in curved geometries, elastic interactions.


Econophysics

Limit order book dynamics and mechanisms of market impact.

Wetting and adhesion

Contact-line dynamics at the nanoscale.

Thin films

Thin-film equations, self-similarity and intermediate asymptotics.

Polymers

Hydrodynamic slippage, visco-elasticity and surface mobility.

Porous media

Two-phase flows in chemically active porous media.