Physics Dept. Seminar


November 14, Monday


Micro-swimmers Moving in Complex Confinement


Prof. Enkeleida Lushi

Dept. of Math, NJIT

(Biological/Materials Physics, Host: Prodan)


Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am teatime


Interactions between micro-swimmers and solid boundaries play an important role in many biological and technological processes. I will discuss recent results in experiments and simulations that aim to understand the motion of micro-swimmers such as bacteria, micro-algae, spermatozoa or active colloids in various confinements or structured environments. Our results highlight how the complex interplay of the hydrodynamic and contact interactions of the individuals with each other and the boundaries, give rise to complex individual and collective behavior.