Welcome to the Bhamla Lab

curiosity-driven research in organismic physics, soft matter & frugal engineering


New paper on slingshot Spider published

Check out paper by Elio and Symone on modeling of slingshot spiders here

Worm blobs on Wired

Researchers Are Studying These Worm Blobs to Build Robots

These crawlers form clumps to protect the collective. Understanding their movement gives engineers a model for shape-shifting robot swarms. WIRED.

New paper out in PNAS

Read about our work on collective dynamics in worm and robot blobs here:


Dr. Ortega-Jimenez joins as Research Scientist

A warm welcome to Dr. Victor Ortega-Jimenez who joins the lab as a research scientist.

Slingshot Spider paper out in Current Biology

Congrats to postdoctoral fellow in the lab Symone for her first paper from the lab. Read the Twitter thread summary of this finding here:  https://twitter.com/BhamlaLab/status/1295526023241572354 

New comics on worm blobs

As part of our NSF CAREER outreach, we've made new comics to accompany our PNAS paper. Read them on the comics page

New postdoctoral fellow!

Welcome to Dr. Prateek Sehgal.

$1 hearing aid paper out in PLOS ONE

Read about our low-cost hearing aid paper out in PLOS ONE. Congrats to first author Soham Sinha, who is off to grad school (with NSF GRFP) at Stanford University.

Welcome 3 new PhD students

Johnathan N O'neil (ChBE), Harry Tuazon (BioE) and Ben Seleb (ME) join the lab as new PhD students. A warm welcome to all three!


We are looking for curious-minded and passionate researchers, from undergraduates to postdocs, to join our team. Our research interests cover a wide range of topics: frugal tools for science and global health, extreme and ultra-fast organismic biophysics, interfacial fluid dynamics, and  experimental soft-matter physics. To apply, please send a copy of recent CV, a brief summary of your projects, and a short statement of your research interests. For potential postdoc fellows, suggestions for fellowships to be targeted are welcome.

Current Open Position for Frugal Engineering.


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311 Ferst Drive NW

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Atlanta GA 30332-0100