Marco Tarantola

Curriculum Vitae

2017 - PI in Volkswagen grant 'Life'
2015 - PI in SFB 937, Georg August Universität Goettingen
2014 - Project Leader "Dictyostelium biophysics", Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, with Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz
2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Theoretical and Biological Physics, UCSD, San Diego, with Prof. Dr. William Loomis and Prof. Dr. Wouter-Jan Rappel
2011 - 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, with Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz
2010 - 2011 Scientific Coordinator of the proposal for DFG Collaborative Research Centre 937, Theoretical Physics, Göttingen, with Prof. Dr. Annette Zippelius
Scientific graduation
2006 - 2010 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Chemistry, University of Mainz, Prof. Dr. Andreas Janshoff
Title of PhD thesis: Dynamics of epithelial monolayers assessed by acoustic and impedimetric whole cell biosensors: Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and electrical cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS) as novel tools to address cell motility and nanocytotoxicity
2011 - 2012 PI/Co-PI
Direct Simulation of the Human Upper Airway (No. CTS110059), PI, XSEDE project, USA
2011 - 2015 Participant
Modeling the Pediatric Upper Airway Using Anatomic Optical Coherence Tomography and Computational Fluid Dynamics (DNS) (No. 1R01HL105215, 5R01HL1052), NIH funding, USA
Scientific skills
                       Numerical methods: Lattice Boltzmann Method, Molecular Dynamics, Finite Difference Method, Finite Volume Method, Finite Element method, Immersed Boundary Method
  Programming: Fortran, C, C++, Matlab, MPI
Experimental skill: Particle Image Velocimetry
CFD related packages: OpenFOAM, OpenLB, Palabos, Sailfish, ANSYS (including Workbench, Fluent and Gambit), COMSOL, Pointwise (Gridgen), Solidworks, Blender, Meshmixer, MeshLab, 3D Slicer, Plastimatch, Maple, Matlab, Paraview, Tecplot, Origin, Qtiplot
Other activities, awards and honours
Other experiences and professional memberships
2013 -
Initial DFG-funding of PhD project within a CRC
2007 - 2008 Fellowship, Excellence Graduate School "material science in Mainz MAINZ"
2006 - 2007 Scholarship, Excellence Graduate School "polymers in advanced technologies POLYMAT"                                
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