Applied Math Seminar-Micro-swimmers moving in complex confinement

Date and Time: Friday, October 8, 3:15-4:15 pm

Speaker: Enkeleida Lushi, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Place: zoom

Zoom link: 

https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/j/92385444375?pwd=SktyVElKc2VPOUc1RzN1bVM2WnlOZz09

 

Title: Micro-swimmers moving in complex confinement

Abstract: Interactions between micro-swimmers and solid boundaries play an important role in many biological and technological processes. I will discuss recent results in modeling and simulations that aim to understand the motion of micro-swimmers such as bacteria, micro-algae, spermatozoa or active colloids in various confinements or structured environments. Our results highlight the complex interplay of the fluidic and contact interactions of the individuals with each-other and the boundaries to give rise to complex individual and collective behavior.