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RG Statistical Physics of Soft Matter and Biological SystemsFelix Rühle

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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, and Holger Stark
    Emergent collective dynamics of bottom-heavy squirmers under gravity
    submitted to EPJE

    • 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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