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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.

Sandrine Heijnen presents her PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

During the first official ActiveMatter meeting, on the 10th of September, all Early Stage Researchers got a chance to present their project. During this meeting Sandrine Heijnen, ERS at University College London, introduced herself and her project in a short presentation. Sandrine’s presentation as well as all of the other ESR’s are now published on our Youtube channel.

Sandrine Heijnen, ERS at University College Londen, presents herself and her work on emergent collective behaviours for active particles with tunable interactions.

Jérémie Bertrand presents his PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020

On the 10th of September members of the network met online, for the first time with full attendance from both PIs and ESRs. As one of newest member of the group, Jérémie introduced himself, his background and talked briefly about his master thesis project.

If you are curious about Jérémie’s past projects, or want to hear some details on the outline of his PhD project at EPFL, watch this video!

ActiveMatter PIs+ESRs Online Meeting on 10 September 2020

The ActiveMatter PI+ESRs meeting took place on 10 September 2020. Because of the current travel restrictions and regulations imposed to hinder the spread of the CoViD-19 epidemics, the meeting was held online.

The aim of the meeting was to give an update to all the members on the progress of the ActiveMatter network.

Currently 12 of the 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) have already been recruited and could started their project. During the meeting the ESRs had the opportunity to introduce themselves to the rest of the network and to present their research project.

The presentations of the ESRs have been uploaded on the Youtube channel of the ActiveMatter network and are available online.

Links to the individual presentations:
Liam Ruske, UOXF
Carolina van Baalen, ETH
Audrey Nsamela, ELVESYS
Danne van Roon, FC.ID
Chun-Jen Chen, UKONS
Sandrine Heijnen, UCL
Jesús Manuel Antúnez Dominguez, ELVESYS
David Bronte Ciriza, CNR
Laura Natali, UGOT
Ayten Gülce Bayram, UBIL
Davide Breoni, UDUS
Jérémie Mar Bertrand, EPFL

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(Screenshot by Caroline Beck Adiels)

(Screenshot by Giorgio Volpe)

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(Screenshot by Agnese Callegari)

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Jérémie Marc Bertrand joins the ActiveMatter ITN

Jérémie Marc Bertrand started his training at EPFL in Lausanne as one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of ActiveMatter ITN.

His work focuses on the mechanisms and the scaling properties of artificial nano-swimmers that navigate using phoretic self-propulsion.

He will conduct his research under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga.

David Bronte Ciriza joins the ActiveMatter ITN

David Bronte Ciriza started his training at CNR-IPCF Messina as one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of ActiveMatter ITN.

His work focuses on understanding the dynamics of artificial swimmers in optical tweezers, both theoretically and experimentally.

He will conduct his research under the supervision of Dr. Maria Antonia Iatì and Dr. Onofrio Maragò.

Davide Breoni joins the ActiveMatter ITN

Davide Breoni started his PhD program in Physics at the University of Dusseldorf as one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) of the ActiveMatter ITN.

His work will focus on modeling and simulating the dynamics of mixtures of active and passive particles in evaporating droplets.

He will conduct his research under the supervision of Prof. Hartmut Löwen.