Suraj Shankar

Suraj Shankar

Suraj Shankar

Suraj Shankar


Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
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Suraj’s research interests are broadly in statistical mechanics, condensed matter and biophysics. His current work focuses on various aspects of active matter, including phase separation, topological phenomena and tissue morphogenesis, along with questions of control and optimal transport of continuous media. He also studies the statistics and mechanics of slender elastic bodies and associated instabilities. Suraj is also interested in problems involving the thermodynamic consequences of adaptation and control in biophysical navigatio

Suraj’s research interests are broadly in statistical mechanics, condensed matter and biophysics. His current work focuses on various aspects of active matter, including phase separation, topological phenomena and tissue morphogenesis, along with questions of control and optimal transport of continuous media. He also studies the statistics and mechanics of slender elastic bodies and associated instabilities. Suraj is also interested in problems involving the thermodynamic consequences of adaptation and control in biophysical navigation.