Dr. Andrej Vilfan

My research interests include the physics of biological and artificial cilia, fluid dynamics in biology, collective phenomena in magnetic colloidal systems and the physics of motor proteins.

Selected publications

Y. Hosaka, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan
Lorentz reciprocal theorem in fluids with odd viscosity
to appear in Physical Review Letters
A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan
Minimum entropy production by microswimmers with internal dissipation
Nat. Commun. 14, 6060 (2023).
D. Hickey, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan
Nonreciprocal interactions give rise to fast cilium synchronisation in finite systems
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 120, e2307279120 (2023).
M. Vilfan, B. Lampret, Ž. Gregorin, L. Cmok, A. Vilfan, J. Klepp, J. Kohlbrecher, P. Hribar Boštjančič, D. Lisjak and A. Mertelj
Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking and lane formation in ferromagnetic ferrofluids
Small 2304387 (2023)
I. Guido, A. Vilfan, K. Ishibashi, H. Sakakibara, M. Shiraga, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and K. Oiwa
Active beating of a reconstituted synthetic minimal axoneme
Small 18, 2107854 (2022)
D. Hickey, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian
Ciliary chemosensitivity is enhanced by cilium geometry and motility
eLife 10, e66322 (2021)
B. Nasouri, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian
Minimum dissipation theorem for microswimmers
Phys. Rev. Lett., 126, 034503 (2021)
T. Strübing, A. Khosravanizadeh, A. Vilfan, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and I. Guido
Wrinkling instability in 3D active nematics
Nano Letters (2020)
H. Massana-Cid, A. Ortiz-Ambriz, A. Vilfan and P. Tierno
Emergent collective colloidal currents generated via exchange dynamics in a broken dimer state
Sci. Adv. 6, eaaz2257 (2020).
R. R. Ferreira, H. Fukui, R. Chow, A. Vilfan and J. Vermot
The cilium as a force sensor: myth versus reality
J. Cell Sci. 132, jcs213496 (2019)
A. Vilfan, S. Subramani, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and I. Guido
Flagella-like beating of a single microtubule
Nano Lett. 19, 53359-3363 (2019)
R. R. Ferreira, A. Vilfan, F. Jülicher, W. Supatto and J. Vermot
Physical limits of flow sensing in the left-right organizer
eLife 6, e25078 (2017)
B. Nitzsche, E. Dudek, L. Hajdo, A. A. Kasprzak, A. Vilfan and S. Diez
Working stroke of the kinesin-14, ncd, comprises two substeps of different direction
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, E6582–E6589 (2016).
A. Vilfan
Optimal shapes of surface slip driven self-propelled microswimmers
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 128105 (2012)
N. Osterman and A. Vilfan
Finding the ciliary beating pattern with optimal efficiency
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 15727-15732 (2011)
M. Vilfan, A. Potočnik, B. Kavčič, N. Osterman, I. Poberaj, A. Vilfan and D. Babič
Self-assembled artificial cilia
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 1844-1847 (2010)
A. Vilfan and F. Jülicher
Hydrodynamic flow patterns and synchronization of beating cilia
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 058102 (2006)
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