Most physical and biological systems involve material surfaces or interfaces which move and deform over time: from the flow of a fluid droplet to the growth of a biological organ.

To describe such systems, our group develops mathematical models for the complex interplay of fluid, elastic and reactive phases which move, deform and grow over time. We combine methods from mathematics, physics and high-performance computing to numerically simulate the behavior of such systems. Our current focus lies on biological structures such as cells and tissues where our methods help to understand fundamental principles beyond the reach of experimental observations.


The first PhD defense in the Aland-Lab! Marcel Mokbel defended his doctoral thesis “ALE Simulations of Elastic Surfaces in Flow” with flying colors last Thursday!

Eloy just developed the first #numerical method to simulate deforming #viscoelastic surfaces and thin films:, now looking for interesting applications in #biophysics

2-3 PhD positions in numerical simulations are available in our group! If you are interested to do your PhD in #numerical #simulation with applications in biophysics, materials science or nanotechnology, goto: (deadline soon)


Corona project funded: Together with @JulianeSimmchen we are happy to start a project within the call "Corona Crisis and Beyond" from #volkswagenstifung. Looking forward to simulate killing the virus on photoactive microparticle surfaces

Juliane Simmchen@JulianeSimmchen

First e-meeting with @aland_lab to investigate particle loaden droplets land on active surfaces

We just developed the first #numerical method for wetting on #viscoelastic substrates and provide first #simulations of stick-slip motion and #cheerios effect between nearby droplets:

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