Available student project - Bacteria turbulence: diffusion and self-organizaiton

Research fields

  • Biophysics
  • Physics of Fluids

Project details

The project involves work in several interdisciplinary directions: 

(1) Culture of E.Coli or B. Subtilis bacteria in collaboration with JCSMR

(2) Micro-fabrication of microchannels for generating bacteria flow at various concentration

(3) Using particle image velocimetry and/or particle tracking velocimetry to investigate the bacterial flow properties.

Required background

Background in physics with fluid mechanics or statistical physics. Experience with microfluidics, micro-fabrication is advantageous. 

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters

Contact supervisor

Xia, Hua profile

Other supervisor(s)

Francois, Nicolas profile

Shats, Michael profile

Punzmann, Horst profile

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