Seminar dynamics of complex fluids -2014

Monday, January 13 - 14:00

Tanya Ostapenko- Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg
Rupture Dynamics and Buckling Instabilities of Free-Standing Liquid Crystal Filaments

Friday, January 17 - 10:15

Michael Benzaquen- ESPCI, Paris, France
Water waves at different scales: from ship wakes to insect locomotion

Monday, January 20 - 14:00

André Schella- Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität, Greifswald
Finite Dust Clouds: Studying order, dynamics and transport on the kinetic level

Monday, January 20 - 16:00

Uwe Thiele- Loughborough University, UK
Dynamic unbinding transitions and deposition patterns in dragged meniscus problems

Friday, January 24 - 10:15

Marcin Makowski- Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Probing the nano world

Friday, January 31 - 10:15

Maryam Khaksar- CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Dynamics of an end-grafted DNA molecule under oscillatory shear flow

Friday, February 14 - 10:15

Julien Petit- TU Darmstadt
Optical manipulation of soft liquid interfaces and wetting of soft surfaces under "extreme" conditions

Friday, February 28 - 10:15

Hideo Takezoe- Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg
Azo-dendrimer for manipulating liquid crystal orientations inside and outside of microparticles

Friday, March 21 - 10:15

Chenyu Jin- MPIKG, Potsdam
Melting and wetting

Friday, April 11 - 10:15

Sepideh Khodaparast- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Micro Particle Shadow Velocimetry (μPSV) of Single- and Two-phase Flows through Microchannels

Friday, May 9 - 10:15

Hakam Agha- University Strasbourg, France
Towards self-assembled 3D-connected conductive nanowires

Thursday, May 15 - 14:00

Slobodan Zumer- University Ljubljana, Slowenien
Knotted nematic braids

Friday, May 16 - 10:15

Adeline Pons- ESPCI, Paris, France
Creep and fluidity of a granular packing below Coulomb yield stress

Friday, May 23 - 10:15

Patrick Huber- Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Soft Matter in Hard Confinement: How molecular fluids arrange in and huddle through nanoporous solids

Friday, June 6 - 10:15

Joshua D. McGraw- Universität des Saarlandes
Influence of slip and precursor thickness on polymer microdroplet equilibration dynamics

Friday, June 13 - 10:15

Song-Chuan Zhao- University of Twente, The Netherlands
The impact of raindrops on sand

Friday, June 27 - 10:15

Status reports of FOKOS stipends:
Naman Arora- Understanding rheology of biofilms
Aditya Tandon- Droplet motion through thin tube networks

Friday, July 4 - 10:15

Pia-Felicitas Hawle- Universität Göttingen
Defects in liquid crystals

Friday, July 11 - 10:15

Gunnar Klös- University Göttingen
Evaporation of droplets in micro emulsions

Friday, July 18 - 10:15

Martin Haase- NYU, USA
Design principles for multiple droplets within droplets

Monday, July 21 - 14:00

Status reports of FOKOS interns:
Jack Wade: Brownian-like motion in a cooling granular gas
Kyle Meienberg: Characterization of Self-Propelling Droplet Motion

Friday, July 25 - 10:15

Tadashi Kajiya- MPI Polymer Research, Mainz
Dynamics of liquid contact line on gels: How the wetting is like on soft and diffusive gel surfaces

Friday, August 1 - 10:15

Philip Born- DLR Cologne
Light scattering methods for granular media

Friday, August 22 - 10:15

Antina Ghosh- University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Collective modes and heterogeneous relaxation in collioidal glasses

Thursday, September 18 - 14:00

Bettina Weber- Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz
Effects of cryptogamic covers across spatial scales

Tuesday, September 30 - 14:00

Marcel Ernst- University of Göttingen
Precipitation with Time-Dependent Driving

Tuesday, September 30 - 14:30

Philipp Dönges- University of Göttingen
Scaling Exponents in One-Dimensional Breath Figures

Friday, October 24 - 10:15

Robabeh Moosavi- MPIDS
Coexistence and Transition between Shear Zones in Slow Granular Flows

Friday, October 31 - 10:15

Steffen Berg- Shell Global Solutions International B.V., The Netherlands
2-Phase Pore Scale Flow Regimes: Characteristic Length and Time Scales

Friday, November 14 - 10:15

Anton Peshkov- ESPCI, Paris
Rheology of active granular matter

Friday, November 21 - 10:15

Michel C. Milinkovitch- University Genf, Department of Genetics & Evolution
The EvoDevo and Physics of Skin Appendages and Skin Colour in Vertebrates

Friday, November 28 - 10:15

Halim Kusumaatmaja- Durham University, UK
Energy landscapes methods for continuum soft matter systems

Friday, December 12 - 10:15

Andreas Zöttl- TU Berlin
Microswimmers in Confinement: Swimmer-Wall Interactions and Collective Dynamics

Friday, December 19 - 13:00 Carsten Krüger- MPIDS
Self-propelling Liquid Crystal Droplets

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