Dynamics of Living Matter

We develop both theoretical and experimental methods to study complex fluids and living matter over a wide range of scales. We are particularly interested in structures, mechanics and thermodynamics.

Our ultimate goal is to uncover the physical rules that explain the macroscopic properties and functions of materials, tissues or organs from the behavior of their "elementary" constituents.

© T Savin, updated Aug 9 2017

News

Aug 7 2017 We welcome Soham who just joined the group! Soham is supported by the Post Masters Placement Scheme of the Maths Department.
Aug 4 2017 A new draft paper on "errors in energy landscapes' measurements" is on the publications page.
Apr 6 2017 We welcome Aude and Alice who just joined the group!
Apr 12 2017 Michał will give a talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Soft Condensed Matter Physics. He received a Rouse Ball Funding Award from Trinity College for the conference.
Feb 22 2017 Thierry Savin awarded an EPSRC Research Grant.
Dec 5 2016 Chemical Society ReviewsOur article on biomimetism of structural colors has been published, and my illustration chosen for the issue's back cover; the paper is in the publications page, with more details about the cover.
Oct 8 2016 We welcome Oliver and Suhail who joined the group!
Sep 13 2016 Our report on "Research Trends in biological fluid dynamics" is out. It is on the publications page.
May 22 2016 Our paper on the nonequilibrium description of an interface has been published. Find it in the publications page.
Mar 3 2016 Michał will present our work at the IOP Advanced School in Soft Condensed Matter.
Jan 21 2016 Thierry Savin receives an Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Award.
Dec 6 2015 Our paper on single cell occlusive flow has been published. Find it in the publications page.
Oct 5 2015 We welcome Julia and Michał who just joined the group!
Oct 2 2014 We welcome Soichiro, Alan and Ed who just joined the group!
Jul 1 2014 Michał Bogdan, from the University of Wrocław, just joined the group! Michał will be an intern here for the summer before moving to the Department of Physics at Cambridge.
Sep 18 2013 I just joined the Cambridge University's Department of Engineering as a new faculty member, and have PhD positions open in my group. Contact me for more details.
Nov 28 2012 Our paper on a model of complex fluids with transient forces, my first article using Generic, has been published online; it is available on the publications page.
Nov 7 2012 Biophysical JournalOur article on a coarse-grained model for mechano-activated fibers has been published, and my illustration chosen for the issue's cover; you may find the paper in publications, with more details about the cover.
Sep 13 2012 I will present a seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, on Oct 4 2012.
Sep 13 2012 My two talks (1,2) at the AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh PA have been scheduled on Oct 30 2012. Stop by if you attend the meeting!
May 31 2012 I will give a talk at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, on Jun 5 2012.
May 7 2012 I just came back from the last MODIFY European Consortium Meeting, that took place in Antwerp (Belgium), May 3-4 2012.
Apr 25 2012 I will be at the AIChE 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh PA, Oct 28 - Nov 2 2012.
Apr 17 2012 I will participate in the 6th International Workshop on Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics IWNET in Røros (Norway), Aug 19-24 2012.
Apr 13 2012 Our last paper on a new tensile test method for biological tissues has been published; you can find it in the publications list.