Principal Investigator

Atul N. Parikh

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616 USA
Phone: +1 (530) 304-7523



  • Bio-inspired Materials
  • Soft, Active, and Dynamic Matter out of Equilibrium
  • Origins of Life
  • Membrane Biophysics
  • Chemistry in Confinement


  • How Things Work
  • Physical Biology of the Cell
  • Soft and Living Matter

Selected Recent Service

  • 2020-present: Visiting Professor, Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics & Science (IDMXS) and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences (SCELSE), NTU, Singapore
  • 2018-2021: Chair, Biophysics Graduate Group, UC Davis
  • 2019:   Mentor, 3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia - Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics, Birmingham, UK
  • 2018:   Expert, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA
  • 2018:   Mentor, 3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia  - Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics, Singapore.
  • 2017:   Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Washington, D.C.
  • 2016:   Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
  • 2014:   Vice-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science, Il Ciocco (Lucca, Barga), Italy
  • 2013:   Keynote Speaker, Australian Society for Biophysics, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2013:   Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, College of Engineering, NTU, Singapore
  • 2008-Present:  Co-Chair,  Symposium on Membrane Structure, Mechanics, Assembly, and Dynamics, Annual Meetings, American Chemical Society
  • 2012-2020: Visiting Professor, Center for Biomimetic Sensor Science, School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU, Singapore
  • 2011-2013:  Gästprofessor, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden