"The difference between theory and practice is larger in practice than the difference between theory and practice in theory." - Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

Research Interests

My research interests lie in fluid mechanics. In collaboration with experimental groups, I often use analytical and numerical tools to investigate both fundamental problems in fluid mechanics and its applications in different areas. I am particularly interested in problems at the interface of biology and fluid mechanics. My current research interests include low-Reynolds-number locomotion, biological fluid mechanics, and complex fluid flows.


Please refer to a list of research publications here.



For students (undergraduate/graduate) and postdoctoral/visiting scholars interested in working with me, please email me (opak@scu.edu).