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DFG Priority Programme "Microswimmers"

Priority Programme “Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behaviour” (SPP 1726)

Research Activities

SPP Funded Projects

Bahr

Artificial microswimmers formed by liquid crystal droplets

Christian Bahr, Stephan Herminghaus, Corinna C. Maaß

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen

Bechinger

Experimental investigations of self-propelled particles in dynamical environments

Clemens Bechinger

University of Stuttgart

Bruecker

Experimental investigations of selforganized metachronal coordination using biomimetic 2D cilia arrays

Christoph Brücker, Uwe Schnakenberg

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg; RWTH Aachen University

Cichos

Propulsion and interaction of hot Brownian swimmers

Frank Cichos, Klaus Kroy

Leipzig University

Drescher

Bacterial turbulence in the environment

Knut Drescher

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology; Philipps-Universität Marburg

Eckhardt

Stirring by microorganisms: the case of Shewanella

Bruno Eckhardt, Kai Thormann

University of Marburg, University of Giessen

Elgeti

Ciliated Microswimmers

Gerhard Gompper, Jens Elgeti  

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Engtsler

From solitary swimmers to swarms and back: trypanosomes on their journey through the tsetse fly

Markus Engstler 

University of Würzburg

Fischer

Enzyme powered autonomous microswimmer

Peer Fischer, Peter Gräber

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart; University of Stuttgart; University of Freiburg

Friedrich

Syncing noisy flagella

Benjamin M. Friedrich

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

Holm

Cooperative motion in suspensions of microswimmers: the role of shape anisotropy and hydrodynamic interactions

Christian Holm, Joost de Graaf

University of Stuttgart

Kaupp

3D Navigation of sperm cells in a chemical gradient

U. Benjamin Kaupp, Luis Alvarez

Forschungszentrum caesar, Bonn

Kierfeld

Swimming of deformable microcapsules

Jan Kierfeld

Technical University of Dortmund

Klumpp

Magneto-aerotaxis in magnetotactic bacteria

Stefan Klumpp, Damien Faivre

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm

Loewen

Understanding the collective behavior of microswimmers within microscopic statistical theory

Hartmut Löwen, Andreas Menzel

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Mertig

Motility of Coupled Swimmers

Michael Mertig

Dresden University of Technology

Moeller

Hydrogel-Microswimmers driven by Near-Infrared Light effected Volume Change

Martin Möller, Ahmed Mourran

DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen; RWTH Aachen University

Palberg

Modular phoretic micro-swimmers: from individual drifters to multi-component self-propelling complexes and interacting swarms

Thomas Palberg

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Rehage

Creaming, diving and swimming microcapsules driven by chemical reactions

Heinz Rehage

Technical University of Dortmund

Ripoll

Cooperative properties of thermophoretic microswimmers

Marisol Ripoll

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Santer

Tailoring the mutual interaction between self-propelled particles: teaching colloids how to swarm

Svetlana Santer

University of Potsdam

Schmidt

Swimming Behaviour of a Sperm-Flagella Driven Micro-Bio-Robot – from Fundamental Studies to Biomedical Applications

Oliver G. Schmidt

Leibniz-Institute for Solid-State and Materials Research Dresden e.V.

Seemann

Single motion and collective behaviour of self-propelling droplets driven by Marangoni flow

Ralf Seemann

Saarland University

Speck

Dynamical aggregation of self-propelled colloidal particles

Thomas Speck, Peter Virnau, Andreas Härtel

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Stark

From single-swimmer motion to collective patterns under gravitational field: A particle-based hydrodynamic study

Holger Stark, Andreas Zöttl

Technical University of Berlin

Voigtmann

Active Microrheology of Dense Microswimmer Suspensions

Thomas Voigtmann

German Aerospace Center, DLR, Cologne

Winkler

Bacterial Swarming: Role of Flagella in Emergent Behaviour

Roland G. Winkler

Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

 

Associated Projects

Lehmann

Flow characteristics of aerial swimmers: flapping wing propulsion of tiny insects flying at extremely low Reynolds numbers

Fritz-Olaf Lehmann, Jan Bartussek

University of Rostock

Sanchez

Motion of chemically active micro-objects in confined spaces I: Experimental aspects

Samuel Sanchez

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Popescu

Motion of chemically active micro-objects in confined spaces II: Theoretical aspects

Mihail Popescu, Mykola Tasinkevych

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Klitzing

Investigation of the self-propulsion of Janus particles near a polymer functionalized surface

Regine von Klitzing

Technical University of Berlin

Additional Information

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Scientific Coordinator

 

Professor Gerhard Gompper,
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Complex Systems (ICS),
Phone: 02461 / 61-4012
Email: spp-microswimmers@fz-juelich.de

DFG Contact 

Dr. Cosima Schuster
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Phone: +49 228 885-2769
Email: cosima.schuster@dfg.de 



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