Senior Optical Design Scientist at ASML
I am Vikrant Yadav. I am currently a Senior Optical Design Scientist at ASML, where I work on improving the efficiency of the overlay process in microprocessor fabrication.
Previously, I was an Associate Research Scientist in the group of Professor Michael P. Murrell at Yale University. My research is focused on biophysics. In particular, I study active matter using actin filaments as a model system to explore pattern formation, information storage, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Recently, I have also worked on the biomechanics of tissues and cell aggregates. Along with Dr. Sulaiman Yousafzai and Prof. Michael Murrell, I discovered size-dependent surface tension and Marangoni flows in cellular aggregates.
Earlier I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Professor Jennifer Ross at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. My focus there was understanding cytoskeletal dynamics using microtubules.
I finished my Ph.D. in Physics at Clark University in the group of Professor Arshad Kudrolli. For my Ph.D. I worked on granular mechanics, where I explored the diffusion, ordering, and mechanical response of a collection of rod-like granular particles.
I hold a M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India, and a B.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Feroze Gandhi College of Kanpur University, India.
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