Our collaborative paper on the inertial dynamics of active particles with Marco Leoni (Universite Paris Saclay) and Matteo Paoluzzi (Sapienza University of Rome) is on the arXiv! We found confinement induces some interesting bouncing and curving dynamics. Check it out https://arxiv.org/pdf/2005.10768.pdf
Some of our recent work is up on the arXiv! Great job to Sarah Eldeen, Ryan Muoio, Paris Blaisdell-Pijuan, Ngoc La, Mauricio Gomez, and Alex Vidal! Some great team work there!
We had a blast at the QCB hackathon! We got so much done!
Welcome to the lab Alistair Dumaup!
CONGRATULATIONS to Anthony Estrada for becoming an LSAMP Scholar for 2019-2020!
Nov 8: CABSCon4 was a blast!
Oct 30: Socal Mechbio was a blast!
Oct 24: Dr. Ahmed has a blast visiting Cal Poly Pomona to give the Physics Colloquium! https://www.cpp.edu/~sci/physics-astronomy/news-events/events/seminar-wylie-ahmed-csu-fullerton.shtml
SLAMLab had a lot of fun at the SD Soft Matter conference: https://sdsoftmatter.com
Hunter, Corbyn, Mauricio, and Anthony presented posters!
SLAMLab welcomes several new members to the group this summer!
Anthony Estrada – a physics major working on macroscopic active matter
Ryan Muoio – a masters student in physics working on entropy production in non-equilibrium systems
Lauren Nguyen – a chemistry major working on active enzymes and active swimmers
Congratulations to Vanni Petrolli, Magali Le Goff, and Monika Tadrous for their interesting paper published in PRL on confinement-induced transition in wavelike collective cell migration! Monika worked with the LiPhy group during a summer research exchange (iREU) in 2018.
Lots of great activity going on in the last couple of months, here’s a short update:
- SLAMLab at APS March Meeting in Boston, MA – Congratulations to Corbyn, Hunter, and Mauricio for presenting their recent research progress at APS!
- Dr. Ahmed attended an exciting interdisciplinary workshop on Negative Pressure in Multiphase Environments at the University of Ulm – looking forward to some new negative pressure experiments!
- Congratulations to Mauricio and Sara for being awarded the Dan Black Family Fellowship!
- Congratulations to Corbyn for being awarded the Dan Black Family Phys-Bus Fellowship!
- Congratulations to Hunter for being awarded the Eiker Adams Award!
- Congratulations to Alex, Hunter, and Sara for being admitted to the Princeton University – Physics of Life Summer School!
- Congratulations to Mauricio for being admitted to the UCSF Summer Research Training Program!
- Congratulations to Monika for being admitted to the Univ. of Houston REU on Neurotechnologies!
- Congratulations to Corbyn for being highlighted in the OC Register!
- The DynSS (Dynamics of Small-scale Systems) group has been actively growing with their monthly seminars by Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Hargreaves, Dr. Jimenez, and Dr. Brubaker; along with hosting several colloquium speakers: Dr. Jun Allard, Dr. Ryan McGorty, Dr. Mark Ilton, and upcoming Dr. Paul Nerenberg!
Dr. Ahmed visits University of San Diego to give the Physics Colloquium. Had lots of fun chatting with faculty and students about their research!