Active Matter and Fluids Research
In particular my research involves:
- nano and micro machines
- self-assembled active matter
- microcavities and small forces
News & Events
Presentation by Falko Schmidt on "Tunable critical Casimir forces counteract Casimir–Lifshitz attraction" at the CMD29, Manchester, UK
Falko Schmidt is presenting his work on Critical Casimir Forces in NEMS at the Condensed Matter Division CMD29 in Manchester, UK. CMD29 is a large international conference covering all aspects of condensed matter physics. Its 29th iteration of the Co...
Presentation by Falko Schmidt on "A monolithic nanophotonic system based on single-photon emitters" at the Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp
Falko Schmidt is presenting first results on his work on integrated photonics at the Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp in London, UK. The Science Camp takes places between the 2nd till 5th of August at the Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park nea...
Presentation by Falko Schmidt on "Self-organisation of colloidal systems in the presence of fluctuations" at Erice, IT
Falko Schmidt is presenting the latest research findings on self-organized colloidal system using critical phenomena and light at the Artifical and living matter workshop in Erice Italy. The workshop takes places between the 26th of June and 1st of Ju...
Optical tweezers are used to induce rotational motion of nanoparticles and microparticles effectively creating miniaturised versions of macroscopic engines.
Under light illumination a suspension of binary colloids self-assembles into active hierarchical superstructures providing insights into the formation process of biological systems.
Optical microcavities allow the study of light-matter interactions enabling sensitive measurements of small forces.
Falko Schmidt, Agnese Callegari, Abdallah Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Battulga Munkhbat, Ruggero Verre, Timur Shegai, Mikael Käll, Hartmut Löwen, Andrea Gambassi, Giovanni Volpe
arXiv, 2202.10926, 2022
Hartmut Löwen, Jens Grauer, Falko Schmidt, Benno Liebchen
Physik in unserer Zeit, vol. 53(1), 2022, pp. 9-10
Active & Intelligent Living Matter Conference, 2022 Jun 30
He has over 7 years of experience in building holographic optical setups for experiments on the optical manipulation of micro- and nanosystems. He is the author of 6 scientific peer-reviewed articles published in renowned journals (e.g. Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters). He is also the co-founder of Lucero AB, a spin-off from research at the University of Gothenburg developing automated manipulation solutions for single cells in drug screening purposes.
Dr. Falko Schmidt