Prof. Dr. Ramin Golestanian

Prof. Dr. Ramin Golestanian

Scientific member / Director

Curriculum Vitae

Ramin Golestanian (born on 26 February 1971 in Paris, France) obtained his BSc from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, and his MSc and PhD from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) in Zanjan. His PhD work was conducted under the remote supervision of Mehran Kardar from MIT, and was followed by an independent postdoctoral research fellowship at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has held academic positions at IASBS and the University of Sheffield and risen through the ranks until he became a Full Professor in 2007. Since 2010, he has been Professor at the University of Oxford and since 2018 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and Honorary Professor at the University of Göttingen. He has a broad interest in various aspects of nonequilibrium statistical physics, soft matter, and biological physics. Golestanian is distinguished for his work on active matter, and in particular, for his role in developing microscopic swimmers and active colloids.

Scientific Awards, Honors, Membership

Ramin Golestanian is elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, and recipient of the Holweck Medal of the Société Française de Physique and the Institute of Physics, EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize, Martin Gutzwiller Fellowship of the MPI-PKS, Nakamura Lecturer Award of UCSB, and 50th-Anniversary Most Distinguished Alumni Award of Sharif University of Technology.

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