Arun Ramchandran is a professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. He has a B. Chem. Eng. (Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai) and Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame). His research group focuses on generating fundamental understanding in the area of suspensions of rigid and deformable particles (e.g. drops, elastic particles and vesicles), at the level of a few particles and also at high volume fractions. All projects involve analytical, numerical and experimental components, and the experimental side requires, in particular, a significant effort in building new devices from scratch.