Institution: University of Oxford
Position: PhD Student
Master Degree: Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
I am currently doing a DPhil in Theoretical Physics about emergent phenomena in non-equilibrium, active matter systems in Julia Yeomans’ group. Previously I studied MSc Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh. In my master thesis I investigated different mechanisms of stem cell differentiation. My academic trajectory initially started in Heidelberg, where I studied BSc Physics and worked on the stochastic dynamics of cell adhesions.
My work focuses on the non-equilibrium dynamics of active fluids and interfaces. We use a hydrodynamic theory of nematic liquid crystals to understand the dynamics of many biological systems, such as emerging flows in the cell cortex or the organisation and morphology of cell colonies and cell aggregates. Besides the biological relevance, our research is also of interest for microfluidics and the design of micro-machines.
Latest News (all news about Liam Ruske)
- Morphology of active deformable 3D droplets published in Physical Review X April 1, 2021
- Round Table Discussion on: Collective Behavior March 30, 2021
- Presentation by Liam Ruske at CECAM Mixed-Gen and Fundamentals of Growing Active Matter Workshop March 25, 2021
- Round Table Discussion on: Machine Learning March 23, 2021
- On the Morphology of Active Deformable 3D Droplets October 23, 2020
- Morphology of active deformable 3D droplets on ArXiv October 22, 2020
- Liam Ruske presents his PhD project at the ActiveMatter online meeting, 10 September 2020 September 12, 2020
- ActiveMatter PIs+ESRs Online Meeting on 10 September 2020 September 11, 2020
- Liam Ruske joins the ActiveMatter ITN October 1, 2019