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Ayten Gülce Bayram presents her PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

The first meeting between all PIs and ESRs meeting in our network took place on 10 September 2020. During this meeting, Ayten Gülce Bayram, ESR from Bilkent University, presented herself and her research project through a short video presentation. If you are curious about how her research studies are going as a first-year doctoral student in ActiveMatter ITN, please have a look at her presentation!

Ayten Gülce BAYRAM, ESR from Bilkent University, presents herself and her research on the modeling crystallization of active colloidal suspensions.

Laura Natali presents her PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

The ActiveMatter ESRs + PIs Online Meeting (if you want to know more read the main news here) took place on the 10th of last month. For the first time, the members of the ActiveMatter were in the “same place” also if just online. All the Early Stage Researchers were asked to introduce themselves in a short presentation video.

Laura Natali, ESR at the University of Gothenburg, also presented herself during the meeting.

The video lasts only five minutes and introduces Laura, her current project and the area of research she will study during the PhD. You can find the presentation below, and it is also on the ActiveMatter youtube channel .

Liam Ruske presents his PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

The first major meeting between the ESRs and PIs in our network took place on 10 September. On that occasion Liam Ruske, ESR from the University of Oxford, gave a brief introduction to the field of active fluids in the form of a short presentation.

Why not take a moment to learn about why active liquid crystals surprisingly exhibit turbulence at small Reynolds numbers and how the study of active nematics can help us to better understand collective dynamics in biological systems.

Chun-Jen Chen presents his PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

As our first event with full participation of both PIs and ESRs took place on the 10th of September 2020, all ESRs had a chance to introduce their PhD projects, and benefit from the collective discussion and feedback from the other members of the network.

Chun-Jen Chen (UKONS) briefly explained the Active Brownian Colloidal (ABC) system with real-time controls to displacements and orientations of each individual ABC particles. He further demonstrated the application of such ABC system in the investigation of spontaneous collective behaviours of living systems (also more detail here by UKONS), and how he would extend the study to higher non-equilibrium and more stimulus-interactive cases, e.g. collective prey-predator interactions.

Chun-Jen presentation is published along with all other ESR presentations on the network’s Youtube channel. You can also read about the meeting and get the full list of ESR presentation videos in the Event post.

David Bronte Ciriza presents his PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

On the 10th of September, the first online meeting between all the ESRs and PIs took place. During this meeting, David presented himself and introduced his future work at the CNR by means of this short video. The presentation was followed by time for questions and discussion with other members of the ActiveMatter network.

Are you wondering about what David did before joining the network? Do you want to know a little bit more about his project? Take a look at his presentation video!

David, ESR at the CNR, presents himself and introduces his work on the study of elongated active particles through optical forces.

Jesús Manuel Antunez Dominguez presents her PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

The first meeting of the Active Matter ITN consortium, including ESRs and PIs, took place virtually on the 10th September. Each ActiveMatter project was briefly introduced through a video presentation. Here you can find the video presentation by Jesús Manuel, a PhD student at Elvesys in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg. This project merges industrial and academic research in order to unveil complex systems like soil through microfluidics.

Carolina van Baalen presents her PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

On September the 10th the first meeting between all ESRs and PIs in our network took place. During this meeting Carolina van Baalen, ESR from ETH Zurich, presented herself and her project by means of a short video. Curious what her work looks like as a first year doctoral student in Active Matter? Have a look at her video, in which she will give you a glimpse of her research on active colloids at liquid interfaces!

Carolina van Baalen, ESR from ETH Zurich, presents herself and her work on active colloids at liquid interfaces.

Audrey Nsamela presents her PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

The first online kick off meeting with the consortium (PIs and ESRs) took place last 10th of September. This was an opportunity for all the ESRs to introduce themselves and their project. Audrey Nsamela, ESR at Elvesys and TU Dresden, is giving a short introduction to her project which is at the interface between scientific research and industrial innovation. She is developing a microfluidic platform to study biological microswimmers (i.e. sperm cells) in various flow conditions. Watch the 5 min video to know more !

Audrey Nsamela, ESR at Elvesys and TU Dresden, presents herself and her work on microfluidics and biohybrid active matter.