Theoretical Physics with Focus on Complex Fluids

PhD student (CRC 910)

Marcel Hülsberg

PhD student (CRC 910)

m.huelsberg@tu-berlin.de

+49 30 314 28849

Organization name Institute for Theoretical Physics
Office EW 7-1
Building EW
Room EW 266

Marcel Hülsberg studied physics at TU Berlin. For his Bachelor's thesis, he investigated the chemotactic tumbling behaviour of bacteria in the group of Prof. Dr. Holger Stark. In the beginning of his Master's degree, Marcel spent one semester abroad at the University of Florida. His Master's thesis he wrote in the group of Dr. Christian Carbogno at the Fritz-Haber institute of the Max-Planck society, where he worked on a high-throughput scheme to predict thermal conductivities in complex IV-VI materials.
In his PhD, Marcel is currently researching the temporal depinning of confined colloidal dispersions under oscillatory shear.

Research interests

  • computer simulations of colloidal dispersions under oscillatory shear flow
  • shear-induced layer structure transitions in confined colloidal dispersions
  • temporal depinning and structure transitions and their interaction under time-dependent shear flow
  • critical phenomena in 1D nonlinear stochastic differential equations

Methods:

  • (overdamped) Brownian Dynamics simulations (C++)
  • analysis and visualization (Python)

Talks

  • Depinning of confined colloidal dispersions under oscillatory shear
    International Conference on Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems, Potsdam, September 2021

Posters

  • Depinning of confined colloidal dispersions under oscillatory shear
    DPG Spring Meeting BP-CPP-DY-SOE, online, March 2021
  • Depinning of confined colloidal dispersions under oscillatory shear
    DPG Spring Meeting SKM, online, September 2021

Co-supervised theses

  • Bachelor thesis
    Diffusion of an underdamped particle in a one-dimensional potential
    Yang Felix Wang
    2021

Theses

  • Bachelor Thesis
    Chemotaktisches Taumelverhalten von Pseudomonas putida
    TU Berlin, July 2016
    Prof. Dr. Holger Stark
  • Master Thesis
    High-Throughput Thermal Conductivity Calculations in Complex IV-VI Materials
    Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, August 2019
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Knorr, Dr. Christian Carbogno