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the Complex and Biological Fluids Group!


Our group investigates the behavior of complex and biological fluids including blood, various polymeric solutions, and active liquids. These fluids are generally viscoelastic and may show incredibly complex rheology and dynamics. In particular, we focus on the flow behavior of blood cells in health and disease (e.g., malaria, cancer), on the rheological properties of cell/capsule suspensions and polymer solutions, and on the behavior of microswimmers. Our research interests also include multiscale modeling and hybrid algorithms that bridge atomistic, mesoscopic, and continuum scales. We employ various numerical methods, computer simulations, and analytical theory to study the dynamics of complex and biological fluids.

Our group is a part of the Institute of Complex Systems (ICS) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany. The group closely collaborates with the Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics (ICS-2) group at the Institute of Complex Systems.

We are open to new contacts and collaborations. Feel free to contact us or visit us on the web.

News and Events

  • Mar 2015: Wiederhielm Award from the Microcirculatory Society for the most highly cited original article in the journal Microcirculation over the previous five years
  • Mar 2015: Jülich School on Computational Trends in Solvation and Transport in Liquids at Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Feb 2015: 46th IFF Spring School on Functional Soft Matter at Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Jan 2015: Zunmin Zhang has joined us as a Postdoc. Welcome!
  • Dec 2014: Kathrin Müller has defended her PhD. Congratulations!
  • Oct 2013: Ewan Henry has joined us as a PhD student. Welcome!