Faculty Biography

Professor Arshad Kudrolli

Arshad Kudrolli, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: 242 BioPhysics
Office Phone: 508-793-7752 (office - BP-242)
Laboratory Phone: 508-793-7707 (Location: Sackler-231/S232)
Fax: 508-793-8861
Email: akudrolli@clarku.edu


Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website
Research Lab Website

Professor Kudrolli received a B. Tech. in engineering physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay in 1990 and a Ph.D. in physics (electromagnetic and microwave chao) with S. Sridhar from Northeastern University in 1995. He has been at Clark since 1997.

His background includes a post-doc in nonlinear physics and pattern formation with Jerry Gollub at Haverford College.


Professor Kudrolli does experiments on a broad range of non-equilibrium phenomena, granular materials, and biological physics. Topics of recent experiments include grain shape and dynamics, scaled-up ciliary flow and sychronization, crumpling, self-assembly, erosion geomorphology, and population dynamics in bacterial colonies. He has recently developed an undergraduate continuum mechanics course combining fluid dynamics and biomechanics, and an activity based introductory physics course. Visit the complex matter and nonlinear physics laboratory page for more information on current research activities.

Professor Kudrolli has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow by the Sloan Foundation, and is a recipient of a Research Innovation Award from Research Corporation and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. His research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.

Selected Publications

"Birth and decay of tensional wrinkles in hyperelastic sheets,", Andreea Panaitescu, Meng Xin, Benny Davidovitch, Julien Chopin, Arshad Kudrolli, arXiv:1906.10054 (2019).

"Effective drag of a rod in fluid-saturated granular beds," Benjamin Allen and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E 100, 022901 (2019).

"Corner singularities and shape of stretched elastic sheets," Julien Chopin, Andreea Panaitescu, and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E 98, 043003 (2018).

"Micromechanics of intruder motion in wet granular medium," Rausan Jewel, Andreea Panaitescu, and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3, 084303 (2018).

"Granular bed consolidation, creep and armoring under subcritical fluid flow," Benjamin Allen and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 3, 074305 (2018).

"Persistence of perfect packing in twisted bundles of elastic filaments," Andreea Panaitescu, Gregory M. Grason, Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 248002 (2018). Cover.

"Tension-dependent transverse buckles and wrinkles in twisted elastic sheets," Arshad Kudrolli and Julien Chopin, Proc. Roy. Soc. A 474 20180062 (2018).

"Headward growth and branching in subterranean channels," Arshad Kudrolli, Nikolay Ionkin, and Andreea Panaitescu, Phys. Rev. E 96, 052904 (2017). Kaleidoscope.

"Dynamic wrinkling and strengthening of a filament in a viscous fluid," Julien Chopin, Moumita Dasgupta, Arshad Kudrolli. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 088001 (2017). Preprint: arXiv:1701.01488.

"Measuring geometric frustration in twisted inextensible filament bundles," Andreea Panaitescu, Gregory M. Grason, Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E 95, 052503 (2017). Preprint: arXiv:1705.04625.

"Drag law for an intruder in granular sediments," Andreea Panaitescu, Xavier Clotet, Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E 95, 03290 (2017).