Draga Pihler-Puzović
I am a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the Manchester Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Manchester. My research interests are in the fields of Soft Matter Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Mechanics of Fluids and Solids. I use a combination of experimental, numerical (oomph-lib) and analytical methods to understand and quantify fundamental phenomena that arise in applications ranging from physiological problems to industrially-motivated systems. 
I completed my PhD thesis entitled "Flows in Collapsible Channels" in May of 2011 under the supervision of Tim Pedley in the University of Cambridge. The project was aimed at studying reduced models of collapsible channels. Since May of 2011 I worked for a year with Tom Mullin and Nico Gray on the pattern formation in horizontally driven binary monolayers of dry particles. We studied the timescales of granular segregation from an initially mixed state to a state in which the constituent components of the mixture separate. I also worked with Anne Juel and Matthias Heil on the project "Viscous fingering under elastic membranes" between August of 2012 and July of 2014. We explored how the classical Taylor-Saffman instability at the interface of two fluids in a rigid Hele-Show cell changes when one of the plates is replaced with an elastic membrane. Please visit my research page to learn more about the different projects.