Prof. Gopinathan's research interests include addressing problems in biophysics, soft condensed matter and the interface between the two fields. Use of theoretical and computational techniques from different areas in soft matter and statistical mechanics including polymer physics, elasticity and anomalous transport. Biological Transport. Drug design, colloidal dynamics, self-organization at surfaces, the geometry and dynamics of elastic sheets, transport in disordered systems and fluctuation induced forces. Soft Matter and Biomaterials and Biological Modeling and Simulation Cluster (BMSC).
Translating mathematical and computational understanding of biological systems to predict strategies for controlling or optimizing processes such as transport within cells, metastasizing tumors, division & growth in bacteria to aid development of therapeutic interventions.