MICRO SELF PROPULSION
Microorganisms play pivotal functions in the trophic dynamics and biogeochemistry of aquatic ecosystems. We still have only a very limited understanding of most aspects about how small organisms propel themselves in natural environments. We develop analytical and computational tools to uncover the mechanistic basis of micro self propulsion in complex fluids and confined microenvironments.
To learn more about this line of research in our group, have a look at our latest works:
A. J. T. M. Mathijssen, T. N. Shendruk, J. M. Yeomans, A. Doostmohammadi, Upstream swimming in microbiological flows, Phys. Rev. Lett, 2016.
A. J. T. M. Mathijssen, A. Doostmohammadi, T. N. Shendruk, J. M. Yeomans, Hotspots of boundary accumulation: dynamics and statistics of micro-swimmers in flowing films., J. Roy. Soc. Interface, 2016.
A. J. T. M. Mathijssen, A. Doostmohammadi, T. N. Shendruk, J. M. Yeomans, Hydrodynamics of micro-swimmers in films., Under Review in J. Fluid. Mech, 2016.
A. Doostmohammadi, R. Stocker, A.M. Ardekani, Low Reynolds number swimming at pycnoclines, PNAS, 2012.