Date and Time: Friday, October 8, 3:15-4:15 pm
Speaker: Enkeleida Lushi, New Jersey Institute of Technology
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.