I am a PhD student in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente and I work on the SLING project with Prof Devaraj van der Meer and Prof Detlef Lohse. Currently I work on topics around free surface flows, instabilities, liquid impacts & hydrodynamic loading. Both by interest and training, I like to do experiments, numerics and theory.

Prior to this I completed my MPhys from University of Manchester in 2016. I studied theoretical physics for first three years but started doing more numerical and lab work as time went on. I worked at Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in the lab of Prof Tom Mullin in the summers of 2014, 15 and did my masters project in the same lab, finishing in May 2016.

email: u [dot] jain [at] utwente dot nl

ME247, Physics of Fluids, University of Twente, Enschede 7522, Netherlands

Some physicses

Recent physicses:

Past physicses:

Buckling of a holey column. Above case always buckles into a preferred state.

Unloading the column from an ‘unpreferred’ state. It snaps back to the preferred state as soon as the two come close in the overall energy-landscape.

Numerical work studying the family of bifurcations in the buckling of a holey column and how secondary instabilities mediate between different stable modes. We show the switch between stable modes occurs at codimension-2 points.



Devaraj van der Meer, Detlef Lohse


Tom Mullin, Draga Pihler-Puzovic, Andrew Hazel, Chris Johnson

keywords: nonlinear dynamics, chaos, critical phenomena, buckling, pattern switch, elastic metamaterials, multi-codimension bifurcations and instabilities, snapping instabilities, holey column, elastomers, poroelasticity | water entry, water impact, hydrodynamic slamming, air cushioning in water impact, boundary integral simulations, free surface flows, free surface instabilities, fluid interfacial instabilities | drop impacts, inertial flows, entrainment dynamics