Biofluid Simulation and Modeling
Imagine a human being made entirely of solid materials. Seems strange, right? Indeed, nearly all processes in living organisms take place in a liquid environment. Oxygen transport in blood, swimming of bacteria, or the stability of cell membranes are but a few examples for the importance of biofluids.
Simulations using the power of present-day supercomputers allow the investigation of many of these phenomena in enormous detail. Such simulations have become an indispensable tool in all areas of modern physics which - after proper validation through closely corresponding experiments - opens the path for theoretical modeling and eventually for a complete understanding of the involved phenomena. The large range of time and length scales occuring in biofluids motivates the use of continuum (Boundary-Integral), mesoscopic (Lattice-Boltzmann) as well as atomistic (Molecular Dynamics) methods within our group.
Out of the vast subject of biofluids, our current research interest focusses on three areas: drug delivery agents in blood flow, absorption of electromagnetic radiation in biological liquids and molecular dynamics of liquid organic solar cells.
Mo., 28.9. (ground floor PNS):
14:30 Miriam Jahn: Liquid water as a transient network
15:15 Christian Schaaf: Dielectric Response of the Water Hydration Layer
16:15 Carlo Peiffer: Stacking of perylene trimers
16:45 Marcel Schraml: Implementation of an advanced bending model for red blood cells with application to Stokes flow
17:15 Christoph Werner-Schmolling: Hydrodynamic mobility of anisotropic particles using Lattice Boltzmann method