Welcome!

Courant Instructor/Assistant Professor, 
Joseph B. Keller Fellow,
PhD, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse , University of Toulouse,  France (2015)

News 

 - 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. 

 - 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 Ahttp://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/473/2197/20160517. It results from a collaboration with Franck PlouraboueEl 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.


Upcoming conferences/workshops:
- SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Atlanta, GA, February 27-March 3rd, 2017.
APS-March meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-19, 2017.

Recent conferences/workshops:
- SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Material Sciences, Philadelphia, USA,  May 2016.
- Active and Smart Matter: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering, Syracuse University, USA, June 20-23, 2016