Theoretical Physics with Focus on Complex Fluids

Managing Director of CRC 910 & PhD student

Henning Reinken

Managing Director CRC 910 & PhD student

henning.reinken@itp.tu-berlin.de

+49 30 314 29054

Organization name Institute of Theoretical Physics
Building EW
Room EW 268

Research interests

  • Derivation of continuum equations for active suspensions from a microscopic description including hydrodynamic effects

  • Impact of external fields on the pattern formation in microswimmer suspensions

  • Organizing bacterial vortex patterns by geometrical constraints

  • Transport properties in mesoscale turbulence

Methods: Continuum theory, Fokker-Planck equation, numerical finite-difference and spectral methods, linear stability analysis, weakly nonlinear analysis

Publications

Talks

  • Non-equilibrium phase transitions inbacterial vortex lattices
    DPG-Frühjahrstagung, online, March 2021

  • Continuum-theoretical approach to pattern formation in active suspensions
    Seminar "Active Matter", AG Prof. Klaus Kroy (University of Leipzig), November 2020

  • Organizing bacterial vortex lattices by periodic obstacle arrays
    Third Infinity, International Conference, Göttingen, February 2020

  • Self-organization of microswimmer in arrays of obstacles
    Engineering of Chemical Complexity, 10th International Conference, June 2019

  • Stabilization of a square vortex lattice in microswimmer suspensions by periodic arrays of obstacles
    DPG Spring Meeting, 2019, Regensburg

  • Self-organization of microswimmers in arrays of obstacles
    23stes Harzseminar, März 2019, Goslar-Hahnenklee

  • Asymmetric pattern formation in microswimmer suspensions subjected to orienting external fields
    NECD18 - International Conference of GRK1558, October 2018, Potsdam

  • Mesoscale turbulence in active suspensions subjected to orienting external fields
    DPG Spring Meeting, 2018, Berlin

  • Influence of orienting external fields on the dynamics of mesoscale turbulence
    22stes Harzseminar, Februar 2018, Goslar-Hahnenklee

  • Influence of orienting external fields on the dynamics of mesoscale turbulence
    Workshop of GRK 1558, 2017, Templin

  • Rheology and shear-induced dynamics of polar microswimmers
    DPG Spring Meeting, 2017, Dresden

  • Flow-induced pattern formation in anisotropic fluids
    21stes Harzseminar, Februar 2017, Goslar-Hahnenklee

  • Shear banding in nematogenic fluids
    Workshop of GRK 1558, 2016, Bad Schandau-Krippen

  • Shear-driven instabilities in hard-core anisotropic colloids: Shear banding
    DPG Spring Meeting, 2016, Regensburg

Posters

  • Topologically selecting bacterial vortex lattices by weak geometrical constraints
    International Conference on "Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems", organized by CRC 910, Potsdam, August 2021

  • Topologically selecting bacterial vortex lattices by weak geometrical constraints
    11th Liquid Matter Conference, online, July 2020

  • Organizing bacterial vortex lattices by periodic obstacle arrays
    "Motile Active Matter", Online Conference organized by the DFG Priority Program on “Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behavior”, 2020

  • Asymmetric pattern formation in microswimmer suspensions subjected to orienting external fields
    Erice Workshop: Self-Organization in Active Matter, October 2018, Erice, Italy

  • Influence of orienting external fields on the dynamics of mesoscale turbulence
    Liquid Matter Conference, July 2017, Ljubljana

  • Shear banding in nematogenic fluids with oscillating orientational dynamics
    3rd International Workshop on Nonlinear Response in Complex Matter, 2016, Primosten, Croatia

  • Inhomogeneous flow induced dynamics of nematic colloidal binary mixtures
    NECD15 – International Conference of GRK 1558, 2015, Potsdam

  • Inhomogeneous shear-induced alignment of anisotropic binary mixtures
    DPG Spring Meeting, 2015, Berlin

Awards

  • Soft Matter poster prize at the Online Conference "Motile Active Matter", October 2020

  • Urkunde des VDI - Bezirksverein Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. in Anerkennung des hervorragenden Studienabschluss im Studiengang Physikalische Ingenieurwissenschaft der TU Berlin, 2017

Theses

  • Shear banding and pressure tensor dynamics of hard-core anisotropic colloids
    TU Berlin, 2016
    Prof. Dr. Sabine Klapp

  • Prozessvariation an einer einstufigen H2O-LiBr-Absorptionskälteanlage:
    Thermische Aktivierung des Verdampfersumpfs

    TU Berlin, 2012
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Ziegler