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Mar 1, 2021 We are excited to welcome two new members of the group. Urte and Deepti are joining us for their MSc project. Urte will be studying the phase transitions in opinion formation in the presence of leaders and extremists groups, while Deepti will be studying the dynamics of paramecia. Lots of new exciting science coming our way!
Mar 1, 2021 Following our earlier works on the plasticity of emulsions subject to depletion attraction, in our latest paper we use functionalized emulsions as a model for cellular tissues and study the dynamics and mechanical response of this biomimetic system under flow. We show that adhesion acts as a trigger of droplet polarization shedding some light on the origin of polarization processes during morphogenesis.
Nov 1, 2020 Hailing from Bhopal, India, Shalabh is joining the group as a postdoctoral research associate. Shalabh will be working on very dense active matter; he will try to elucidate the difference between active jamming and glassy dynamics in active matter. Welcome Shalabh!
Oct 2, 2020 Shivan is joining the group for his final year MSci project. He will be using tools of empirical dynamic modelling to study interactions between species in a complex marine ecosystem. :tropical_fish: Welcome Shivan!
Oct 1, 2020 Welcome to Henry who is joining the group as a PhD student in the maths department! Originally from Cardiff, he recently graduated with an MSci in mathematics from Imperial. Henry will be working on minimal models of active matter with applications to bacterial colonies.
Sep 30, 2020 Congratulations to Eleni, Franck and Wan Ying who all graduated with their MSc in Applied Mathematics after sucessful socially distanced research projects! :scroll:
Jun 16, 2020 Alongside Prof. K. Buzzard and Dr. M.-A. Lawn, Thibault was awarded the 2020 President’s Medal for Excellence in Education (teaching innovation)! :1st_place_medal:
Mar 1, 2020 Welcome to Eleni, Franck and Wan Ying who are joining the group for their MSc final project! :mortar_board: Exciting projects looking at the dynamics of paramecia, sticky emulsions and opinion formation.
Dec 18, 2019 In our latest paper was published in the New Journal of Physics! In it, we talk about nonlinear diffusion and hyperuniformity in active systems with dynamics mediated only by interactions.
Dec 18, 2019 In our latest paper was published in the New Journal of Physics! In it, we talk about nonlinear diffusion and hyperuniformity in active systems with dynamics mediated only by interactions.
Oct 1, 2019 Welcome to Andy who is joining the group for his PhD in collaboration with Dr Chiu Fan Lee (Bioengineering, ICL)! :mortar_board:
Sep 30, 2019 Congratulations to Hajar, Angeliki and Maxwell who all successfully graduated with their MSc in Applied Mathematics! :tada:
Jun 4, 2019 Welcome to Hajar, Angeliki and Maxwell who are joining the group for their MSc final project! :mortar_board:
Jun 3, 2019 Check out our most recent work on Active Acoustic Switches published today in PRE!
Nov 30, 2018 Check out our most recent work on the Dynamics of run-and-tumble particles in single file systems published today in the New Journal of Physics!
Nov 3, 2016 In October 2016, Prof. Corey O’Hern and Dr. Thibault Bertrand gave a public lecture on the Mysteries of Sand. Using water pitchers, hourglasses, glass pebbles, coffee beans and other props, O’Hern and Bertrand demonstrated the interesting properties of non-thermal granular media (such as sand and powder) to a crowd of elementary and junior high school students during this talk sponsored by Yale’s CRISP and Pathways to Science.
Jul 29, 2016 During the summer of 2016, Thibault Bertrand and co-instructor Larry Wilen taught a week long workshop on musical acoustics and instrument design to a group of Pathways Summer Scholars – high school students in Yale’s Pathways to Science program. Pathways to Science is a great coordinated STEM outreach initiative for local pre-college students. You can read about this initiative here: At CEID, Local high school students learn the music of engineering .
May 19, 2016 The Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) released a great piece about our class ENAS344/MUSI371 Musical Acoustics & Instrument Design. You can listen to it here : At Yale Lab, Experimentation and Engineering Intersect with Musical Composition
May 17, 2016 Thibault Bertrand was awarded the 2016 Harding Bliss Prize, “to a graduating PhD student who has done the most to further the intellectual life of the School of Engineering & Applied Science.” Read more about it here : Graduate Students Honored at Annual Crest and Fest
May 9, 2016 The School of Engineering and Applied Science made a series about the instruments created as final projects for our class ENAS344/MUSI371 Musical Acoustics & Instrument Design:
Jan 11, 2016 Our paper on the Protocol Dependence of the Jamming Transition was featured on the Yale SEAS website: Predicting how and when materials jam
Apr 8, 2015 Our research on the structure of birds nests was featured on the Yale SEAS website: Explaining the Birds and the building blocks of nests, this is in relation with the discussion on nest construction on “Animal Homes,” a three-part documentary series that explores the complexity and diversity of animal architecture; the first program, The Nest — which features O’Hern discussing the impressive mechanical properties of birds’ nests — aired on PBS on April, 8th.
Feb 28, 2015 During the APS March meeting of 2015, Thibault Bertrand was selected as a finalist for the American Physical Society (APS) Topical Group on Statistical & Nonlinear Physics (GSNP) Student Speaker Award, see the Yale SEAS website note on this.
Feb 5, 2015 The Yale Daily News features ENAS344/MUSI371 in its recent article: At CEID, design courses proliferate
Jan 15, 2015 Great article on ENAS344/MUSI371 Musical Acoustics & Instrument Design appeared today in the Yale News (see also video at the bottom of the page): At the intersection of engineering and music, Yale students hit the right notes .
Dec 20, 2014 The New Haven Register released a piece about our work in ENAS344/MUSI371: Yale students build high-tech musical instruments
Dec 1, 2014 “A better Class by Design”, ENAS118 is featured in the 2014/2015 Yale Engineering Magazine (p.44).
Oct 10, 2014 The Yale SEAS website features ENAS344/MUSI371 in its article about National Manufacturing Day.
Sep 18, 2014 YaleNews features ENAS344/MUSI371 in its article covering Eric Dufresne’s (CEID director) talk at MakerCon 2014.
Sep 17, 2014 Eric Dufresne (CEID director and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Physics & Cell Biology) highlights ENAS344/MUSI371 (Musical Acoustics & Instrument Design) in his talk at MakerCon 2014
Oct 24, 2013 From MENG383 (MechEngIII: Dynamics), our newest lab initiative highlighted on the Yale SEAS website
Dec 1, 2011 Our project on the structure of Birds Nests highlighted in Yale Engineering Magazine (p.21).