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MSc. Felix Rühle
tel.: +49 (0) 30 314 22504
room: EW 271


Current research interests:

  • hydrodynamics at low Reynolds number
  • microswimmers, active motion
  • machine learning for active matter
  • inertial microfluidics
  • computational fluid dynamics



  • squirmer model
  • Multi-particle collision dynamics (MPCD)
  • Lattice Boltzmann simulations
  • optimal control theory
  • programming languages simulation: C/C++, matlab
  • programming languages analysis: python (numpy, scipy), matlab


Earlier research and methods

  • Quasicrystals, phasons
  • (kinetic) Monte Carlo simulation


  • Felix Rühle, Arne W. Zantop, and Holger Stark
    Gyrotactic cluster formation of bottom-heavy squirmers
    accepted by Eur. Phys. J. E

  • Akash Choudhary, Subhechchha Paul, Felix Rühle, and Holger Stark
    How inertial lift affects the dynamics of a microswimmer in Poiseuille flow
    Commun. Phys. 5, 14 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-021-00794-y

  • Felix Rühle, Christian Schaaf, and Holger Stark
    Optimal control of colloidal trajectories in inertial microfluidics using the Saffman effect
    Micromachines 11, 592 (2020)

  • Felix Rühle, and Holger Stark
    Emergent collective dynamics of bottom-heavy squirmers under gravity
    Eur. Phys. J. E 43, 26 (2020)
    selected as EPJE Highlight and chosen as front cover picture
    part of the topical issue Motile Active Matter

  • Jan-Timm Kuhr, Felix Rühle, and Holger Stark
    Collective dynamics in a monolayer of squirmers confined to a boundary by gravity
    Soft Matter 15, 5685 (2019)

  • Christian Schaaf, Felix Rühle, and Holger Stark
    A flowing pair of particles in inertial microfluidics
    Soft Matter 15, 1988 (2019)

  • Felix Rühle, Johannes Blaschke, Jan-Timm Kuhr, and Holger Stark
    Gravity-induced dynamics of a squirmer microswimmer in wall proximity
    New J. Phys. 20, 025003 (2018)

  • Jan-Timm Kuhr, Johannes Blaschke, Felix Rühle, and Holger Stark
    Collective Sedimentation of Squirmers under Gravity
    Soft Matter 13, 7548 (2017)

  • Felix Rühle
    Vielteilchendynamik in der inertialen Mikrofluidik: Eine Simulationsstudie unter Verwendung der Lattice-Boltzmann-Methode.
    BestMasters book series, Springer-Verlag, 2017
    find the book here

  • Felix Rühle, Matthias Sandbrink, Holger Stark, and Michael Schmiedeberg
    Effective substrate potentials with quasicrystalline symmetry depend
    on the size of the absorbed particles
    Eur. Phys.J. E 38, 54 (2015)

Invited or contributed conference talks

  • seminar talk Universität Düsseldorf 2014 (invited)
  • contributed talk at spring meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG) 2017


Vielteilchendynamik in der inertialen Mikrofluidik

Master Thesis, 2016

Diffusion von Stäbchen im quasikristallinen Potential mit phasonischem Drift

Bachelor Thesis, 2013

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