Vishal Metri is originally from Bengaluru, India,
where he graduated with a masters from the Indian Institute of Science in
He worked on modeling the kinetics of a particular type of
ligand gated potassium ion channel found in neurons,
called hTREK 1.
Prior to that he has worked in the software industry for a while, with a bachelors in Electrical Engineering
from MSRIT Bengaluru.
His main area of interest is mathematical modeling.
Vishal is currently part of the SUPOLEN Marie Curie Initial Training programme,
which is a EU wide project involved in supramolecular polymer chemistry research.
He is working on Brownian dynamics simulations of disulphide
cross-linked star polymer gel.
This gel has been shown to display self-healing characteristics,
so the aim of the project will be to investigate
the effect of the lifetime of the transient bonds upon
the rheological properties of the network.