Dr. Igor Aronson

Igor Aronson

Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry  and Mathematics

218 Hallowell Building



-1982: Gorky State University, Russia, M.Sc. Physics (Honors, Summa Cum Laude)
-1987: Academy of Science, Institute of Applied Physics, Gorky, Russia, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards:
-1982 The Gold Medal, All-Union (USSR) competition of M.Sc. theses
-1991 The Wolfson Research Fellowship, Israel
-1991 Alexander-von- Humboldt Fellowship, Germany
-1993 The Guastello Research Fellowship, Israel
-2002 Fellow of American Physical Society
-2005 Henry Poincare Invited Professor, Paris, France
-2006, 2013 Ville de Paris invited professorship, ESPCI, France
-2010 CNRS Scholar, ESPCI, Paris, France
-2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Argonne National Laboratory
-2014 Board of Governors Distinguished Performance Award, University of Chicago/Argonne

Selected publications:
H-index 45, Sum of the times cited 7600
-Kaiser, Andreas, Snezhko, Alexey, and Igor S Aranson, “Flocking Ferromagnetic Colloids”, Science Advances, 3 (2017): e1601469
-Ziebert, Falko, and Igor S. Aranson. “Computational approaches to substrate-based cell motility” Nature Partner Journal: Computational Materials 2 (2016): 16019.
-Sokolov, Andrey, and Igor S. Aranson. “Rapid expulsion of microswimmers by a vortical flow” Nature communications 7 (2016): 11114
-Tournus, Magali, Arkadz Kirshtein, Leonid V. Berlyand, and Igor S. Aranson. “Flexibility of bacterial flagella in external shear results in complex swimming trajectories” Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12, no. 102 (2015): 20140904.
-Löber, Jakob, Falko Ziebert, and Igor S. Aranson. “Collisions of deformable cells lead to collective migration” Scientific reports 5 (2015): 9172.
-Kokot, Gasper, David Piet, George M. Whitesides, Igor S. Aranson, and Alexey Snezhko. “Emergence of reconfigurable wires and spinners via dynamic self-assembly.” Scientific reports 5 (2015): 9528.
-Kaiser, Andreas, Anton Peshkov, Andrey Sokolov, Borge ten Hagen, Hartmut Löwen, and Igor S. Aranson. “Transport powered by bacterial turbulence.” Physical review letters 112, no. 15 (2014): 158101.
-Zhou, Shuang, Andrey Sokolov, Oleg D. Lavrentovich, and Igor S. Aranson. “Living liquid crystals” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, no. 4 (2014): 1265-1270.
-Snezhko, Alexey, and Igor S. Aranson. “Magnetic manipulation of self-assembled colloidal asters” Nature materials 10, no. 9 (2011): 698-703.
-Sokolov, Andrey, Mario M. Apodaca, Bartosz A. Grzybowski, and Igor S. Aranson. “Swimming bacteria power microscopic gears” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 3 (2010): 969-974.

-Igor S Aranson (ed.), Physical Models of Cell Motility, Springer-Verlag, 2016
-Igor S Aranson and Lev S Tsimring, Granular Patterns, Oxford University Press, 2009

Igor S Aranson and Lorenz Kramer, “The world of the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation”, Reviews of Modern Physics 74 (2002): 99.
Igor S Aranson and Lev S Tsimring, “Patterns and collective behavior in granular media: Theoretical concepts”, Reviews of Modern Physics 78 (2006): 641
Falko Ziebert and Igor S. Aranson, “Computational approaches to substrate-based cell motility.” npj Computational Materials 2 (2016): 16019.
Igor S. Aranson, “Active colloids.” Physics-Uspekhi 56.1 (2013): 79.