School of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
I am an ARC Grant Funded Researcher in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. I completed a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Physics) in 2016 from Monash University. I then completed a PhD in Physics from Monash University in 2020. During my PhD, my research focused on investigating, both experimentally and theoretically, a hydrodynamic system of self-propelled droplets on a vibrating fluid bath.
I have a broad interest in applying mathematics to understand various physical and biological phenomena. My specific interests are in dynamical systems & chaos, fluid dynamics and active matter.
- Inertial particle focusing in curved microfluidic ducts
- Superwalking droplets
- Hydrodynamic quantum analogs
- Dynamics of wave-particle entities
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2021 Research Award Robert Street Doctoral Prize 2020 Monash University Australia — 2021 Scholarship Australian Government RTP Scholarship Australian Government Australia — 2021 Award T.M. Cherry award ANZIAM Australia — 2020 Research Award 2020 Norris Family Award for Outstanding Research Output by a GraduateResearch Student Monash University Australia — 2018 Award Best student presentation award Brown University United States — 2017 Scholarship J L William Postgraduate Top Up Scholarship Monah University Australia — 2016 Award Best in School Award Monash University Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Gujarati Can read, speak and understand spoken Hindi Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2020 Monash University Australia PhD 2012 - 2017 Monash University Australia Bachelor of Science 2012 - 2016 Monash University Australia Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons)
Year Citation 2021 Valani, R. N., Slim, A. C., & Simula, T. P. (2021). Stop-and-go locomotion of superwalking droplets. Physical Review E, 103(4), 043102.
2020 Valani, R. N., Dring, J., Simula, T. P., & Slim, A. C. (2020). Emergence of superwalking droplets. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 906.
2019 Valani, R. N., Slim, A. C., & Simula, T. (2019). Superwalking Droplets. Physical Review Letters, 123(2), 024503.
2018 Valani, R. N., & Slim, A. C. (2018). Pilot-wave dynamics of two identical, in-phase bouncing droplets. Chaos, 28(9), 096114-1-096114-15.
DOI Scopus6 Europe PMC1
2018 Valani, R. N., Slim, A. C., & Simula, T. (2018). Hong-Ou-Mandel-like two-droplet correlations. Chaos, 28(9), 096104-1-096104-7.
DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
2018 Valani, R. N., Groszek, A. J., & Simula, T. P. (2018). Einstein-Bose condensation of Onsager vortices. New Journal of Physics, 20(5), 1-16.
— Valani, R. N., Slim, A. C., Paganin, D. M., Simula, T. P., & Vo, T. (n.d.). Unsteady dynamics of a classical particle-wave entity. Physical Review E, 104(1).
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