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Dr. Alexander Sukhov


Dynamics of Complex Fluids and Interfaces


Telefon: +49 911 32169-114
E-Mail: a.sukhov@fz-juelich.de


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
Fürther Straße  248
90429 Nürnberg

Academic Development

  • 2009 – 2016 Postdoc at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 2006 – 2009 PhD at the International Max Planck Research School For Science and Technology of Nanostructures, Germany
  • 2002 – 2005 Diploma in Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • 1998 – 2002 Bachelor in Physics at the Uljanovsk State University (former branch
    of the Moscow State University), Russia

Research interest

The research project is focused on artificial microswimmers in form of paramagnetic particles trapped at fluid-gas interfaces. Due to interplay between attractive capillary forces and repulsive magnetic dipolar interactions a stable configuration of such particles can be achieved. When the static magnetic field is modulated by a time-varying magnetic field of smaller amplitudes, the assembly of particles starts moving. The objective of the current project is to understand the underlying physics of the motion based on numerical simulations within the framework of a lattice Boltzmann method and analytical treatments combining principles of physics of fluids and statistical methods.