Instabilities in hydrogels or Collective behaviours in autonomous active particles (Harvard)

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Internship Proposal (Mahadevan’s lab/Harvard University)

Our group at Harvard is interested in self-organisation, hydrodynamic and
elasticity in artificial or biological systems (see http://www.seas.harvard.edu/softmat/ for more information) with a theoretical, numerical and experimental approach. The projects we propose now, depending on the motivation and the skill of the candidate, can be related to instabilities in hydrogel or collective behaviour in an assembly of autonomous active particle :

  • Instabilities in hydrogels : We are studying pattern formation in a confined drying hydrogel. We have developed a method to measure water flow during the process and shown that we can obtain very rich morphologies that are only related to this flow and the confinement lengthscale.We propose to develop a microfluidic device with electrode to control the flow -and then the pattern- by using electro-osmosis.
  • Collective behaviours in autonomous active particles : The goal of this project is to study how environment affect collective behavior and how physics lead to emergent behaviour in systems where non-physical microscopic interaction are implemented, like in social insect, crowd, fish schooling, birds flocking, etc... We are currently building a swarm robotic system made of a large number of microrobots on which we are able to prevent local interaction rules. The idea is to devellop an out of equilibrum statistical physics approach to describes emergent behaviours in this system.

For more information, contact Baudouin Saintyves (bsaintyves@seas.harvard.edu).

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