Contact information:   

Office: Cullimore Hall, room 523

Department of Mathematics, New Jersey of Technology, Newark NJ, 07102

Email: lushi@njit.edu 

Upcoming conferences/workshops:

- KITP conference on "Active Matter at the Frontier", April 2020

- KITP program "Symmetry, thermodynamics and topology in Active Matter", March-May 2020

- APS-DFD Annual Meeting, November 2019

- Society of Engineering Science meeting, October 2019

Recent conferences:

- Gordon Research Conference in Soft Matter, August 2019

- Workshop in Active and Soft Matter, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, July 2019

- International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Valencia Spain, July 2019

- Mathematical Fluids, Materials and Biology, Michigan, June 2019

- Frontiers in Applied and Computational Math, May 2019

- Numerical methods for PDEs, BIRS, Canada, May 2019

- Mathematics of form in active media, Newton Institute UK, March 2019

- APS March Meeting, Boston, March 2019

- SIAM Computational Science Meeting, Feb 2019


Oct 2019 - Paper "Relating rheotaxis and hydrodynamic actuation using asymmetric Au-Pt phoretic rods" appears in Physical Review Letters

Nov 2018 - Paper "Nonlinear concentration patterns and bands in autochemotactic suspensions" appears in Physical Review E

Aug 2017 - Paper "Scattering of biflagellate microswimmers from surfaces" appears in Physical Review E

Aug 2016 - Perspective on our work in NJP "One ring to rule them all: tuning bacteria collective motion via geometric confinement"

Aug 2016 - Paper on anisotropically tumbling swimmers appears in Physical Review E.

June 2016 - Work with Hugo and Ray on bacteria in racetracks appears in New Journal of Physics.

May 2016 - Paper on the dynamics of inert spheres in an active micro-rotor bath appears in Soft Matter.

Dec 2015 - Work with Matteo, Idan, Vasily and Marco on micro-algae hitting an obstacle appears in Physical Review Letters.

June 2015 - We got an NSF-CBET grant to fund our work on the emergent behavior of micro-rotors.

May 2015 - Paper on the collective dynamics of micro-rotors appears in Physical Review Letters.

April 2015 - Article on micro-rotor orbits appears in J. Nonlinear Science.

June 2014 - Paper on bacterial organization in a drop appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Research work highlighted in popular press:

- Brown University News Tiny `racetracks' show how bacteria get organized, July 2016

- National Science Foundation CBET News from the Field, July 2016

- Phys.org Tiny `racetracks' show how bacteria get organized, July 2016

- Brown University News Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter', June 2015 

- National Science Foundation CBET News from the Field, June 2015

- Phys.org Researchers simulate behavior of active matter, June 2015

- Futurity Magazine Watch these spinning dots move like flocks, June 2015

- The Conversation Emergence: the remarkable simplicity of complexity, Oct 2014

- Phys.org Emergence: the remarkable simplicity of complexity, Oct 2014

- Brown University News Emergence of bacterial vortex explained, June 2014

- Phys.org Researchers explain the emergence of bacterial vortex, June 2014

- LiveScience Bacterial vortex explained, June 2014

- Yahoo News Bacterial vortex: microbes' odd "swimming" behavior explained, June 2014

- Huffington Post Bacterial vortex study shows why microbes `swim' in circles, June 2014

- La curieuse nage collective de bacteries dans une goutte d'eau, July 2014

- Kurios: Der Bakterien-Strudel, June 2014