Subhalakshmi Kumar has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, India. She is pursuing her doctorate in materials science and engineering, working with Steve Granick. She likes studying small molecules and polymers at interfaces using techniques of single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy. She also loves classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance.
New experiments resolve differences in measuring the viscosity of liquids confined to thin films at the molecular level.