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Courant Instructor/Assistant Professor,

Joseph B. Keller Fellow,

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA.

PhD, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse , University of Toulouse, France (2015)

News

- Conference proceedings from the IUTAM Symposium on "Motile Cells in Complex Environments", Udine, Italy, May 14-18, where I gave two talks (pp 67-68 and pp 89-90).

- Poster from the NYU - NSF MRSEC Meetings, May-June 2018: PDF

- Our paper "Simulations of Brownian tracer transport in squirmer suspensions" has been accepted in IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics.

- Group poster presented at the Exxon Mobile NYU Reception: PDF

- New paper: "Simulations of Brownian tracer transport in squirmer suspensions" with Eric Keaveny, Franck Plouraboué and Eric Climent. We combine the Fluctuating Force Coupling Method with the squimer model and our new time integration scheme for the overdamped Langevin equations to study the transport of colloidal particles in active suspensions. We compare our results to experiments and quantify the contribution of hydrodynamic interactions, Brownian motion and collisions on particles' displacement. ArXiv link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.01442

- Our paper: "A minimal model for a hydrodynamic fingering instability in microroller suspensions". has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Fluids. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.114301, ArXiv link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.07330

- Our paper "Hydrodynamic Shocks in Microroller Suspensions" has been published in Physical Review Fluids. Link: https://journals.aps.org/prfluids/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.092301

- I have been awarded the Joseph B. Keller Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences for the academic year 2017-2018. This a competitive award recognizing outstanding achievement as a post-doctoral scientist.

- GREAT NEWS!!!!! Aleks, Michelle and I were awarded a three-year NSF grant PMP-1706562 on "Magnetic microrollers as a platform for active transport" by the Particulate and Multiphase Processes division of the National Science Foundation. I will be the co-PI responsible for the mathematical modelling and numerical simulations to assist the design of the experimental systems in the project.

Here is the link to the NSF website: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1706562&HistoricalAwards=false

- New paper: "A minimal model for a hydrodynamic fingering instability in microroller suspensions". In this article we derive a minimal continuum model to analyze the fingering instability observed in microroller suspensions. ArXiv link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.07330

- The paper with Florencio Balboa Usabiaga and Aleksandar Donev: "Brownian Dynamics of Active Sphere Suspensions Confined Near a No-Slip Boundary" has been accepted in the Journal of Chemical Physics! Link: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jcp/146/13/10.1063/1.4979494

- New paper: "Hydrodynamic Shocks in Microroller Suspensions". In this article we observe and explain the formation of a new kind of shock front in microroller suspensions. We also show how long-range hydrodynamic interactions can generate density waves that travel freely in a dispersive fashion. ArXiv link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.03350

- The paper "Hydrodynamics of Suspensions of Passive and Active Rigid Particles: A Rigid Multiblob Approach" has been accepted in Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, it should be published soon. ArXiv link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.02170

- The paper "Identification of internal properties of fibers and micro-swimmers" has been accepted and published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/473/2197/20160517. It results from a collaboration with Franck Plouraboue, El Hadi Thiam and Eric Climent.

- Our paper "Unstable Fronts and Stable Motile Structures Formed by Microrollers" accepted in Nature Physics is now published: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys3970.

See also the News and Views from Pietro Tierno.

Check out the video that we edited and presented at APS-DFD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1GTbao_noU

- New paper with Florencio Balboa Usabiaga and Aleksandar Donev: "Brownian Dynamics of Active Sphere Suspensions Confined Near a No-Slip Boundary". We use state-of-the-art techniques to efficiently simulate suspensions of active colloidal particles interacting near a boundary. ArXiv link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1612.00474.

- I will give a seminar at the Applied Maths Laboratory at Courant Institute on November 10.

- Our paper "Unstable Fronts and Stable Motile Structures Formed by Microrollers" has been accepted in Nature Physics! This collaboration with the CSMR led us to the discovery of a new hydrodynamic instability that can generate autonomous compact motile structures that are externally powered and guided. ArXiv link: ArXiv:1609.08673.

- Michelle Driscoll and I gave a talk at the Center for Soft Matter Research, NYU on October 12.

- I will give a seminar a the Levich Institute, CUNY on April 19 at 2pm and visit Jeffrey Morris' group.

- New paper with Aleksandar Donev's group: we show how to efficiently model suspensions of passive and active particles of arbitrary shape in unbounded and confined domains: "Hydrodynamics of Suspensions of Passive and Active Rigid Particles: A Rigid Multiblob Approach". ArXiv link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.02170

- The paper with Eric Keaveny : "Simulating Brownian Suspensions with Fluctuating Hydrodynamics" has been accepted in Journal of Chemical Physics! ArXiv link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.02185

- I am now a Courant Instructor/Assistant Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. I work with Aleksandar Donev on Fluctuating Hydrodynamics and Active Particles.

- I defended and graduated on September 21, 2015. Here is the link to my PhD thesis (in English) in PDF.