11:15 AM – 12:00 PM, Tuesday, October 16, 2018; Room: 114 McAllister bldg.
Motion of micro-swimmers in confinement
Enkeleida Lushi, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Interactions between motile microorganisms and solid boundaries play an important role in many biological and technological processes. I will discuss recent advances in experiments and simulations that aim to understand the motion of micro-swimmers such as bacteria, micro-algae or spermatozoa in 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 intricate behavior.