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 Key events of the ABIOMATER project are listed below, including meeting, institution visits, publications, conferences and more.



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Future          More news regarding events, talks, poster presentations and publications.



Past News & Events



2019



Summer 2019          This summer, Miss Elizabeth L. Martin was awarded of the three summer student bursaries by the Center of Doctoral training in Metamaterial at the University of Exeter(XM2), covering a small stipend and project fees to allow them to host an undergraduate student for 8 weeks to complete a summer research project. She supervised the project “Investigation of Coupled Elasto-Magnetic Pumps for Wireless Fluid Movement”, that MPhys student Tom Moynihan was working on with her.

Find out more here!

Elizabeth (fourth from left to right) and Tom (fifth from left to right) with the other successful CDT metamaterials PhD students with the undergraduate students working on the projects.

 


16/10/2019           Dr Daiki Matsunaga, et al, published “Controlling collective rotational patterns of magnetic rotors” in Nature Communications

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26-30/09/2019          Prof Hélène Joisten is going to present a poster at the Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS), Uppsala, Sweden.


25-27/07/2019        Dr Pietro Tierno is going to present a talk at CECAM Workshop: Emergent dynamics and self-assembly of out-of-equilibrium colloids, Lausanne, Switzerland.


04/06/2019          Miss Helena Massana-Cid, et al, published “Tunable self-healing of magnetically propelling colloidal carpets” in Nature Communications

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20-22/05/2019          Miss Elizabeth L. Martin has been aiding in the organisation of an outreach event Pint of Science. This is a global event that runs over three nights in May, in which researchers share their work with the public in the comfort of a local pub. Well done to all speakers and organisors.


15/05/2019          Miss Josep M. Pagès, et al, published “Anomalous Diffusion of Motile Colloids Dispersed in Liquid Crystals” in Physical Review Letters


15-17/05/2019        Dr Fanlong Meng presents an invited talk on “Magnetic particle(s) in a microfluidic channel” at Workshop-Magnetism and Life, Riga, Latvia.


13-17/05/2019        Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk on “Bacteria: self-motile liquid crystals?” at Optimal design of soft matter – including a celebration of Women in Materials Science (WMS), Cambridge, UK.


19/04/2019          Dr Fanlong Meng, et al, published “Magnetically-actuated artificial cilium: a simple theoretical model” in Soft Matter


15/04/2019          Prof Hélène Joisten, et al, published “Optical response of magnetically actuated biocompatible membranes” in Nanoscale


11-13/04/2019        Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk  at Heraeus Seminar, Wetting on Soft or Microstructured Surfaces, Mainz, Germany.


10-13/04/2019        Dr Fanlong Meng presents an invited talk on “Clustering of the magnetic swimmers in a microfluidic channel” at Interdisciplinary Challenges in Non-Equilibrium Physics, Edinburgh, UK.


10-13/04/2019        Miss Elizabeth L. Martin presents a talk on “Investigation of Coupled Elasto-Magnetic Pumps for Microfluidic Applications” at Magnetism, Leeds, UK. Read more about the trip here on the XM2 blog.

Elizabeth with other CDT metamaterials PhD students at the conference


08/04/2019          Dr Matthew T. Bryan, et al, published “Microscale Magneto-Elastic Composite Swimmers at the Air-Water and Water-Solid Interfaces Under a Uniaxial Field” in Physical Review Applied


01/04/2019          Joshua Hamilton has passed his PhD viva, well done Dr Hamilton.


11-13/04/2019        Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk  at MicroMotility 2019, Venice, Italy.


11-13/03/2019        Dr Pietro Tierno  presents a talk  at CECAM Workshop: Emergent dynamics and self-assembly of out-of-equilibrium colloids, Lausanne, Switzerland.


18-21/02/2019        Prof Feodor Ogrin presents an invited talk  at CuSpin 2019, Copper Mountain, USA.


14-18/01/2019        Dr Matthew T. Bryan presents an invited talk at 14th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference, Washington DC, USA. Mr Peter Inzani also gave a talk as well as Miss Elizabeth Martin presenting a poster. All enjoyed the conference as well as the snow.

                     Elizabeth by her Poster                                 Peter, David & Elizabeth outside the White house in the snow                       Peter, Elizabeth & a few other University of Exeter students at the conference center


14/01/2019          Miss Elizabeth L. Martin, et al, published “Advanced Processing of Micropatterned Elasto-Magnetic Membranes” in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics



2018



13/12/2018        Exeter’s Team had a Christmas celebration before the holidays. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to Everyone!


8-10/12/2018        Dr Fanlong Meng presents an invited talk on “Magnetic swimmers in a microfluidic channel” at A3 Project International Workshop on Soft matter, Beijing, China

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07/12/2018          Miss Josep M. Pagès, et al, published “Inhomogeneous assembly of driven nematic colloids” in Soft Matter


5/12/2018        It was announced that Mr Peter D. Inzani from Exeter won an award for his talk in the annual CDT PGR conference. This is an internal conference where all second and third year metamaterial PhD students present their work from the previous year. Well done Peter!

Peter (far right) alongside the other award winners


30/11/2018        During the last 2 months Dr Fanlong Meng has presented two invited talks firstly on “Unravelling the mystery of the patterns in flocks of magnetic microswimmers in a microchannel,” at Max Planck Campus Seminar, Goettingen, Germany, in October and secondly on Collective motion of the magnetic swimmers in a microfluidic channel” at the 11th National Conference on Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Chongqing, China, in November .


28-2/10-11/2018        Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga presents a talk at The 9th International Conference on multiscale materials modeling (MMM 2018), Osaka, Japan.


18/09/2018          Dr Nick Bukin joins the University of Exeter ABIOMATER team


18/09/2018          Mr Jacob Binsley joins the University of Exeter ABIOMATER team


1/02/2018        Dr Fanlong Meng presents a poster entitled “Clustering of magnetic swimmers in a microfluidic channel” at the 6th International Meeting on Magnetotactic Bacteria 2018 (MTB2018), Kanazawa, Japan.


04/09/2018          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton, et al, published “Torque driven ferromagnetic swimmers” in Physics of Fluids


18/07/2018          Dr Arthur V. Straube, et al, published “Assembly and transport of nematic colloidal swarms above photo-patterned defects and surfaces” in New Journal of Physics


9-11/07/2018         We held the “BIMS workshop” at Exeter 

This thematic workshop focuses on the magnetically actuated and controlled microscopic systems enabling a range of actions at Low Reynolds number. From micro-robots and self-propelled swimmers to microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technology, it will cover a range of topics which are of great interest in both fundamental and applied Physics. As well as world-leading experts in the field, including the confirmed invited speakers, the workshop aims at postgraduate and early careers researchers to maximise the exchange of knowledge and to provide a new platform for the development of new collaborations in this exciting scientific field.

The workshop is being held at Exeter over three days. During the three days there will be lots of exciting talks and posters. The workshop includes a dinner on the first night and a boat tour at Exmouth on the second.

We hope all attendees thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and we will them all a good journey back.

        

 


04/07/2018          Dr Daiki Matsunaga, et al, published “Far-field theory for trajectories of magnetic ellipsoids in rectangular and circular channels” in IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics


24-29/06/2018        Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga presents a talk at Twentieth symposium on thermophysical properties, Boulder, USA.


25/05/2018         Early Registration for the  BIMS workshop ends today


15-18/05/2018        Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga presents a talk at IUTAM Symposium on Motile cells in complex environments, Udine, Italy.


04/05/2018          Dr Fanlong Meng, et al, published “Clustering of magnetic swimmers in a Poiseuille flow” in Physical Review Letters


29-4/05/2018          Prof Feodor Ogrin presents an invited talk at 6th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism, (ICSM2018), Turkey. Mr Joshua Hamilton presented a poster at this conference and won 3rd best poster prize, well done Josh!

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Group photo from conference

 


26/04/2018         Notification of abstract acceptance for the  BIMS workshop is today, early registration is until the 25/05/2018


25/04/2018          Dr José Manuel García-Torres, et al, published “Magnetically tunable bidirectional locomotion of a self-assembled nanorod-sphere propeller” in Nature Communications


29-4/05/2018          Prof Julia Yeomans gave a plenary talks at  Active Matter, Confinement and Viscoelasticity: the microfluidics playgrounding School, Naples


13/04/2018         Abstract submission deadline for the  BIMS workshop is today


9-10/04/2018          Miss Elizabeth L. Martin gave a talks at Magnetism, Manchester, UK. Dr Matthew T. Bryan and Mr Joshua K. Hamilton also presented posters at this conference.


26-28/03/2018        Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga presents a talk at 2nd International Conference on Simulation Technology, Stuttgart, Germany.


9-23/03/2018         Miss Elizabeth L. Martin went to Queen Elizabeth School to talk about her research to some pupils, find out more here 


5-9/02/2018        Dr Pietro Tierno presents a talk at International conference Flowing Matter 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.


1/02/2018        Dr Fanlong Meng presents an invited talk on “Clustering of magnetic swimmers in a microfluidic channel” at 2nd Young Scientists’ Forum on Theoretical Physics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Beijing, China


20/01/2018         Call for papers for the  BIMS workshop ends today, abstract submission deadline is 13/04/18.

 


17/01/2018          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton, et al, published “A new class of magnetically actuated pumps and valves for microfluidic applications” in Scientific Reports



2017



18-19/12/2017          Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk at the EPSRC NetworkPlus – Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium, Loughborough, UK


14/12/2017 – 15/12/2017          4th ABIOMATER project meeting (@Oxford)

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18-19/12/2017          Dr Pietro Tierno and Dr José Manuel García-Torres both present at COST workshop “Dynamics of Self-Organization: from colloids to biomaterials“, Barcelona, Spain


08/11/2017          Dr Daiki Matsunaga, et al, published “Focusing and Sorting of Ellipsoidal Magnetic Particles in Microchannels” in Physical Review Letters


6-10/11/2017          Mr Joshua Hamilton presents a talk and Miss Elizabeth L. Martin presents a poster at , Pittsburgh, USA.

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29-30/10/2017          Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk at the 4th Annual International Workshop on Soft and Complex Matter, Oslo, Norway


18/09/2017          Mr Peter D. Inzani joins the University of Exeter ABIOMATER team


14-17/09/2017          Dr Daiki Matsunaga presents a talk and a poster at the 5th Switzerland-Japan Workshop on Biomechanics, Zermatt , Switzerland.


21-26/08/2017          Dr Matthew T. Bryan presents a talk “Two-dimensional motion of ferromagnetic swimmers in a uniaxial magnetic field” at the Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Glasgow, UK


13-19/08/2017          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton and Miss Elizabeth L. Martin both present posters at the Micromotors Summer School, Dresden, Germany and Prof Ramin Golestanian presented an invited talk at the Summer School.

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01/09/2017          Dr Simon Horsley, Dr Stefano Pagliara and Dr Gavin Tabor join the University of Exeter ABIOMATER team


12/07/2017          Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk at the Inaugural meeting of the UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group in Biologically Active Fluids, Birmingham, UK


19-22/07/2017          Dr José Manuel García-Torres and Prof Ignacio Pagonabarraga presents at the 9th International Conference Engineering of Chemical Complexity, Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain


4/07/2017          Dr Matthew T. Bryan presents an invited talk on “Magnetic micro-robots for drug delivery and fluid control” at Computational biology symposium, Exeter, UK


1-5/07/2017          Prof Hélène Joisten presents an invited talk on “Magnetic microparticle vibrations at low frequency: a new approach to fighting cancer” at Moscow International Symposium on Magnetism, Moscow, Russia.


5-9/6/2017          Prof Julia Yeomans presents an invited talk at the GRC on the Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics, Lucca, Italy


29/05/2017          Dr Feodor Y. Ogrin presents an invited talk on “Ferromagnetic Micro-Swimmers” at Emerging Technologies 2017, Warsaw, Poland


15/05/2017 – 16/05/2017          3rd ABIOMATER project meeting (@Grenoble)


24/04/2017          Dr Bernard Dieny presents an invited tutorial on the Internet of Things entitled “Non-Volatile Magnetic Memories for Internet of Things” at Intermag 2017, Dublin, Ireland. Dr Matthew T. Bryan and Mr Joshua K. Hamilton also present talks entitled “Experimental demonstration of swimming magneto-elastic microbots” and “Ferromagnetic swimmer: A microfluidic pump prototype” respectively.


3/04/2017          Miss Elizabeth L. Martin, Mr Joshua K. Hamilton present posters entitled “The investigation of the coercive field and saturation magnetisation of microscopic CoNiP elements produced by electrodeposition” and Ferromagnetic swimmer: A microfluidic pump prototype” respectively with Dr Matthew T. Bryan presenting a talk “Experimental demonstration of swimming magneto-elastic micro-robots” at Magnetism 2017, York, UK



3/04/2017          Dr Bernard Dieny presents the Plenary talk “Emerging applications of nanomagnetism and spintronics from microelectronics to biomedical” at Magnetism 2017, York, UK


27/03/2017          Dr Cécile Iss, et al, published “Fabrication of nanotweezers and their remote actuation by magnetic fields” in Scientific Reports


9/03/2017          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton, et al, published “Magnetically controlled ferromagnetic swimmers” in Scientific Reports


28-3/2-3/2017          Dr Pietro Tierno presents at Cost Action MP1305: Dynamics of Interfaces in Complex Fluids and Complex Flows, Erlangen, Germany


21/02/2017          Dr Matthew T. Bryan, et al, published “Emergent propagation modes of ferromagnetic swimmers in constrained geometries” in Journal of Applied Physics


17/01/2017          Checkpoint meeting in Brussels, Belgium



2016



31-4/10-11/2016         Dr Alain Truong presents a talk and a poster at the 61st Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM), New Orleans , USA.


 

19-23/9/2016         Dr Alain Truong presents a poster entitled “Magneto-optical Micromechanical Systems for Magnetic Field Mapping”at Nanomaterials, Mines Nancy, France.


1-5/09/2016          Prof Hélène Joisten presents an invited talk at ICAUMS 2016 Conference in Tainan, Taiwan.


7-9/09/2016        Dr Fanlong Meng presents a poster at Soft matter –Theoretical and Industrical Challenges, Cambridge, UK.


21-26/08/2016          Dr Matthew T. Bryan presents a talk entitled “Two-dimensional motion of ferromagnetic swimmers in a uniaxial magnetic field” at the Joint European Magnetic Symposium (JEMS), Glasgow, UK.


17/08/2016          Dr Alain Truong, et al, published “Magneto-optical micromechanical systems for magnetic field mapping” in Scientific Reports.


1/08/2016          Miss Elizabeth L. Martin joins the University of Exeter ABIOMATER team.


25/07/2016 – 05/08/2016          Dr José Manuel García-Torres visits the University of Exeter to use the Platform Kinetics microscope system.


12-23/7/2016        Dr Fanlong Meng presents a poster at Active Complex Matter, Cargese, France.


7/07/2016          Platform Kinetics installs microscope with embedded 3D magnetic field at the University of Exeter.


30/06/2016          Prof Julia Yeomans gave a Keynote Lecture with Prof Ramin Golestanian & Dr Pietro Tierno  both presenting invited talks at the 3rd International Symposium on Micro- and Nanomachines, Hannover, Germany.


23/06/2016          ABIOMATER Twitter account goes live


16/06/2016 – 17/06/2016          2nd ABIOMATER project meeting (@Barcelona)

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17/05/2016          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton presents a poster entitled “Experimental Investigation of Magnetically Controlled Ferromagnetic Swimmers” at the MAST STC Defence Materials Forum, Exeter, UK


27/04/2016          Dr Pietro Tierno & Dr Feodor Ogrin both present invited talks on “Colloidal Microworms” and “Ferromagnetic Micro-Swimmers”at the 5th International Conference on Supercondutivty and Magnetism in Fethiye, Turkey


26/04/2016          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton presents a poster entitled “Experimental Investigation of Magnetically Controlled Ferromagnetic Swimmers” at the 5th International Conference on Supercondutivty and Magnetism in Fethiye, Turkey.


05/04/2016          Mr Joshua K. Hamilton presents a talk on “Experimental Investigation of Magnetically Controlled Ferromagnetic Swimmers” at Magnetism 2016, Sheffield, UK


11/01/2016          Dr Matthew T. Bryan joins the University of Exeter ABIOMATER team



2015



2-5/12/2015          Prof Hélène Joisten presents an invited talk at International Conference on Magnetic Materials and Applications, Vellore, India


09/11/2015          1st ABIOMATER project meeting (@Exeter)


01/11/2015          The ABIOMATER project begins

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