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Anupam Pandey

I am an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at Syracuse University and affiliated to the BioInspired Syracuse. 


I have received my Ph.D. from University of Twente in 2018 and held postdoctoral position at Cornell University from 2019 to 2022. My academic interests have taken me across three continents; after finishing Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, I moved to Virginia Tech, USA to pursue M.S. in Engineering Science & Mechanics, and relocated subsequently  to Netherlands for a Ph.D.   

I am looking for Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate students to work in my group. Interested candidates can reach me at

Research Interests

My research lies at the intersection of elasticity, capillarity, and hydrodynamics. Of particular interest is the mechanics of soft, polymeric solids, and their interaction with liquids in the context of wetting, pumping, adhesion, and instability. These interactions between solid deformation and liquid flow often lead to surprising functionalities that can be tuned to realize new-age materials and designer structures with remarkable properties.

Please refer to the following link to know more about previous, and ongoing research projects.  

Selected Publications

1. A. Pandey, J. Yuk, B. Chang, F. Fish, and S. Jung, Slamming dynamics of diving and its implications for div-

ing related injuries, Science Advances 8, eabo5888, 2022. Media coverage - Cornell News,, EurekAlert,

ScienceDaily, NewScientist, Popular Science






2. A. Pandey, B. Andreotti, S. Karpitschka, G. J. van Zwieten, E. H. van Brummelen, and J. H. Snoeijer,

Singular nature of the elastocapillary ridge, Physical Review X, 10, 031067, 2020. [arXiv

Media coverage - Cornell News



3. Review Article: J. H. Snoeijer, A. Pandey, M. A. Herrada, and J. Eggers, The relationship between visco-elasticity and elasticity, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 476: 20200419, 2020. [arXiv]​


4. A. Pandey, S. Karpitschka, C.H. Venner, and J. H. Snoeijer, Lubrication of soft viscoelastic solids, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 799, 433, 2016. [arXiv]

5. S. Karpitschka, A. Pandey, L. A. Lubbers, J. H. Weijs, L. Botto, S. Das, B. Andreotti, and J. H. Snoeijer,

Liquid drops attract or repel by the inverted cheerios effect, Proceedings of the National Academy

of Sciences, 113, 7403, 2016. [arXiv]

Media coverage - The NY Times,, ScienceDaily, Gizmodo, UT News                                                                                   

Selected for a perspective article by Prof. A. Jagota



6. A. Pandey, D. Moulton, D. Vella, and D. P. Holmes, Dynamics of snapping beams and jumping poppers,

EPL (Europhysics Letters), 105, 24001, 2014. [arXiv]



04/07/2023 - New PRL on the way. We demonstrate how the intrinsic coupling between elastic deformation and liquid transport near surface folds leads to either an aspirated or extremely swelled fold-tip.

07/27/2022 - Our work on hydrodynamics of high diving and its connection to diving related injuries has been published in Science Advances. The article has been covered in Cornell News,, EurekAlert, Popular Science, Science Daily, New Scientist

08/2/2021 - Our PRL paper on folding-unfolding asymmetry of adhesive creases has been covered in Physics Viewpoint. Thanks Prof. John Kolinski for this perspective article.

07/10/2021 - I will be starting as an Active Learning Initiative (ALI) Fellow in BEE, Cornell. I will implement active learning strategies for BEE 3310/5310 - Bio-Fluid Mechanics. 

06/15/2021 - Our work on 'Pinning induced folding-unfolding asymmetry in adhesive creases' has been accepted in PRL.

11/18/2020 - My first review paper on the intricate connection between viscoelastic fluids and elastic solids is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. 

10/28/2020 - Cornell News covers our PRX article on the singular nature of the wetting ridge.


09/25/2020 - Our work on the elastocapillary singularity in soft wetting is published in PRX. 

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