Simulations of Soft Matter 

Group Leader: Dr Halim Kusumaatmaja

Welcome to the Kusumaatmaja group based in the Department of Physics at Durham!  We are interested in Theoretical and Computational Soft Matter and Biophysics. Our work is interdisciplinary, lying at the interface between Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Biology. Please see our research summary and publications if you want to learn more about our work.


Recent News:    
  • 12/6/2018: Subkhi's paper on "Drop dynamics on Liquid Infused Surfaces: The Role of the Lubricant Ridge" has been accepted for publication in Langmuir. [arXiv] [www
  • 7/6/2018: Halim will attend the IOP Theory of Condensed Matter Annual Meeting at the University of Warwick.
  • 2-17/6/2018: Irwan Ary Dharmawan from University of Padjajaran is visiting our group. 
  • 24-26/5/2018: Halim gives a plenary talk at the "TIM18 Physics Conference" at Timisoara, Romania [www]
  • 21-22/5/2018: Halim gives an invited talk at a workshop on "Mathematical Modelling: From Bio to Quantum" at ICMM, University of Loughborough [www]. Halim is also a scientific advisory board member for ICMM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling).
  • 15/5/2018: Jack Law's paper on "Nucleation on a sphere: the roles of curvature, confinement and ensemble" has been accepted for publication in Molecular Physics (Special Issue for Daan Frenkel). [arXiv] [www]
  • 14-18/5/18: Halim will attend and give a talk at a workshop on "Modeling and Simulation of Interface Dynamics in Fluids/Solids and Applications" in Singapore [www].
  • 9/5/2017: Moritz's paper with Ciro Semprebon, Ali Mazloomi, Ilya Karlin and Halim on "Ternary free-energy entropic lattice Boltzmann model with high density ratio" has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. [arXiv] [www
  • 7/5/2017: Benjamin's paper with Jack Law, Buddho Chakrabarti and Halim on "Dynamic Morphologies and Stability of Droplet Interface Bilayers" has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. [arXiv] [www]
  • 21/4/2018: Halim attended UKFN SIG meeting on "Structural surfaces and liquid/surface interactions" in Edinburgh.
  • 19-23/3/2018: Halim will attend and give a tutorial on Multiphase LBM at "Lattice Boltzmann Methods with openLB Software Lab" in Karlsruhe, Germany. 
  • 26/2/2018: Halim attended the Royal Society's Artificial Cell meeting at Chicheley Hall.
  • 5-16/2/2018: Victor Ambrus from from West University of Timisoara is visiting our group. 
  • 1/2/2018: Peter Pan from National Taiwan University is visiting our group. 
  • 30/1-1/2/2018: Aden Forrow from MIT is visiting our group.
  • 23/1/2018: Our LBM book is in Springer's Top Downloaded New Books in Physics [www].