Rahil Valani

Dr Rahil Valani

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Computer and 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

  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
  • Email: rahil.valani@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor Level Seven
  • Room: 7.36
  • Org Unit: School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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