A process of extreme complexity, growth plays a fundamental role in many biological processes and is considered to be the hallmark of life itself. Its description has been one of the fundamental problems of life sciences, but until recently, it has not attracted much attention from mathematicians, physicists, and engineers. The emphasis of my research is on the proper mathematical formulation of growth kinematics and mechanics. My aim is to develop a framework through which multiple problems of growth can be studied. In the last 20 years, I have applied these ideas to a number of problems in biology and physiology.
Much of my research can be found in the Publication Section. Also, the general approach has been expanded in my book on the subject. If you are interested, you can find the table of content here and the first chapter here.