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Research Fellow


- Habilitation in Theoretical Physics
- PhD in Fluid Mechanics
- BSc & MSc in Physics

Research profiles:
- Web of Science (Res. ID): L-6379-2013
- Google scholar: M0BJGsoAAAAJ
- ORCID: 0000-0002-8993-017X
- Scopus: 8730469600

General focus of research: Soft matter, Biophysics, Statistical physics, Stochastic processes, Nonlinear dynamics, Hybrid modeling


Research interests and expertise

Driven colloids and active particles in complex environments
Stochastic biochemical reaction networks and intracellular kinetics, hybrid approaches
Complexity reduction approaches, extraction of memory kernels from data
Confined Brownian motion, contact line dynamics, microfluidic applications
Reaction-advection-diffusion systems, mixing, front propagation and pattern formation

Recent highlights

Curious story in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2021
published in less than 4 weeks
Rhythms are vital for a variety of processes of life with the pH level having a strong impact on cell performance. Their machinery is hidden in small reaction compartments such as vesicles. How does their smallness affect the rhythm? Read more

Details: J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 12, 9888 (2021)
Experiment & theory story in Nature Communications, 2021 [ZIB News]
Being of great technological potential, assembling nanosized magnetic particles on surfaces presents a formidable challenge. Using theory to rationalize the experiment, we overcome this problem for traps created by magnetic domain walls. Read more

Details: Nature Commun. 12, 5813 (2021)
On the cover for October & Editor's highlight in Communications Physics, 2020
How friction in liquids emerges from conservative forces between atoms is currently not well understood. We combine frequency-resolved simulation data with theory to show that the friction felt by a single molecule occurs abruptly below a certain frequency.

Details: Commun. Phys. 3, 126 (2020)
Experiment & theory story in Physical Review Letters, 2020
Directional locking is observed when a colloidal monolayer is driven across and interacts with a triangular lattice of magnetic bubbles. While single particles show no preferred direction, collective effects induce transversal current and directional locking at high density via a spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Details: Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 058002 (2020)
Rapid Communication & Editor's suggestion in Physical Review Research, 2019 We suggest a theoretical framework to understand how colloidal swimmers propel, interact and assemble in a nematic liquid crystal media by an alternating current electric field. Our results demonstrate importance of hydrodynamic interactions on the assembly of driven microscale matter in anisotropic media.

Details: Phys. Rev. Research 1, 022008(R) (2019)

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