Rahil Valani

Rahil Valani

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - 2020 Teaching Professional Monash College
    2017 - 2019 Teaching Assistant Monash University
    2015 - 2017 Research Assistant Monash University
  • 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 Graduate Research 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 Competencies

    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
  • Education

    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)
  • Research Interests

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