Physics of Biological and Complex Systems
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Shashi Thutupalli

Graduated in June 2011

Doctoral Thesis Project
Towards autonomous soft matter systems: experiments on membranes and active emulsions

Doctoral Thesis Committee

University Education

  • 10/2007-06/2011 Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization / University of Göttingen / GGNB program Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

  • 01/2003-12/2004 University of Toronto, Canada, Master, Mechanical Engineering, thesis: "Smart Sensor Array - Spot Assessment of DNA Microarrays in Real Time"

  • 08/1997-08/2001 Bangalore University, India, Bachelor, Electronics Engineering


  • Rotation based microfluid sampler for particle separation and sample preparation (USPTO 20070224591)

  • A novel microfluidic system for droplet generation and manipulation (Pending)

  • Separation based microchip with integrated optical detection (Pending)

  • Alternative injection schemes for on-chip electrophoresis (3 Patents Pending)


  • Thutupalli S, Herminghaus S, Seemann R. Bilayer membranes in microfluidics: from gel emulsions to soft functional devices. Soft Matter. 2011;7:1312-1320.

  • van den Bogaart G, Thutupalli S, Risselada JH, Meyenberg K, Holt M, Riedel D, Diederichsen U, Herminghaus S, Grubmüller H, Jahn R. Synaptotagmin-1 may be a distance regulator acting upstream of SNARE nucleation. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Fellowships, Awards, Memberships

  • 2007-2008 Max Planck Fellowship

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Shashi Thutupalli

from India

PhD alumnus in Herminghaus lab