February 2017: Dr. Kumar becomes a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.
January 2017: Zahra Nikakhtari, an undergraduate researcher with the Kumar Lab, won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES). She will be travelling to University of Leeds in summer 2017 to conduct research. Congratulations and good luck Zahra.
January 2017: Mahtab Hassanpourfard successfully defends her thesis and becomes the first PhD student from the Kumar Group. Mahtab’s work focused on bacterial streamer formation in the presence of low Reynolds number flows. Congratulations Mahtab … err Dr. Hassanpourfard.
November 2016: Swayamdipta wins the first prize in the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition jointly organized by the National Research Council (NRC) and the University of Alberta Nano-group (UofANano) at the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). Congratulations Swayamdipta
October 2016: Dr. Kumar gives an invited talk at the Earth and Environmental Engineering Department at Columbia University.
October 2016: Mahtab’s paper is selected to appear as a back cover of the RSC journal Lab-on-chip. Watch out for the cover art image !
September 2016: Mahtab’s paper ‘Dynamics of bacterial streamers induced clogging in microfluidic devices’ is accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations Mahtab.
August 2016: Ishita’s paper ‘Nonlinear deformation and localized failure of bacterial streamers in creeping flows’ is accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. Congratulations Ishita.
June 2016: Swayamdipta wins 1st prize for research talk & 3rd prize for the elevator pitch at UofA’s FEGRS Meeting. Congratulations Swayamdipta.
June 2016: Swayamdipta wins special prize for “Very Interesting Research Topic” in the rapid fire e-poster competition at the IC-IMPACTs Summer Institute held in Edmonton between May 28-Jun 5. Congrats!