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Dr Lyndon Koens

Dr Lyndon Koens

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Cambridge)

Summary

I started my academic career in physics working on the dynamics of vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates. After completing a Masters at the University of Melbourne, I moved to the University of Cambridge for a PhD in 2012. This PhD focused on the behaviour of microscopic swimming objects in water, with a particular focus on swimmers that use filamentous or ribbon like appendages. I then took up a postdoctoral position at Cambridge, in which I started working with experimental groups on the dynamics and design of microscopic devices. In 2018 I moved to Macquarie University in Sydney Austrlilia and recieved a prestigious DECRA fellowship from the Australian Government. During this fellowship I was offered a Lectureship position at the University of Hull. I gladly accepted and returned back to the UK.

I have Lectured a range of courses at different universities. These include 3rd year Partial Differential Equations, 2nd year Group and Ring Theory, 1st year Introduction to Probability and Statistics, and 1st year calculus. I have also been involved in the development of a new curriculum and degree.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Tubular-body theory for viscous flows

Koens, L. (2022). Tubular-body theory for viscous flows. Physical Review Fluids, 7(3), Article 034101. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevfluids.7.034101

Tubular-body theory for viscous flows

Koens, L. (2022). Tubular-body theory for viscous flows. Physical Review Fluids, 7(3), Article 034101. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.7.034101

Jet-driven viscous locomotion of confined thermoresponsive microgels

Tanasijevic, I., Jung, O., Koens, L., Mourran, A., & Lauga, E. (2022). Jet-driven viscous locomotion of confined thermoresponsive microgels. Applied physics letters, 120(10), Article 104101. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0076244

Order and information in the patterns of spinning magnetic micro-disks at the air-water interface

Wang, W., Gardi, G., Malgaretti, P., Kishore, V., Koens, L., Son, D., …Sitti, M. (2022). Order and information in the patterns of spinning magnetic micro-disks at the air-water interface. Science Advances, 8(2), Article eabk0685. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abk0685

Regularized Stokeslets lines suitable for slender bodies in viscous flow

Zhao, B., & Koens, L. (2021). Regularized Stokeslets lines suitable for slender bodies in viscous flow. Fluids, 6(9), Article 335. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6090335

Research interests

Dynamics of microsystems

Colloids, bacteria and micromachines all display complex dynamical behaviour. This is due to the dynamics of an object at this scale critically depends on its physical interactions and shape. In my work I develop models to understand and model these emergent phenomena.

Postgraduate supervision

I am always happy to hear from keen prospective PhD students.

I am particularly interested to hear from students with interested in slow viscous flows, micro-machines, and collective dynamics.

Awards and prizes

Journal cover for Academic Journal, Applied Physics Letters

2022

Editors suggestion for Academic Journal, Physical Review Fluids

2022

Front Cover of Academic Journal: Small

2019

Back Reserve Cover of Academic Journal, Soft Matter

2019

Front Cover of Academic Journal, Europian Journal of Physics E

2018

Front Cover of Academic Journal, Soft Matter

2017

Committee/Steering group role

Building Warden

2021

Organise and run emergency control operations for building, including training, drills and evacuations

Conference organisation

Organiser for ANZIAM2020

2019 - 2020

Honorary position

Honorary lecturer at Macquarie University

2021

Journal editorial role

Topic editor for Miromachines

2020

Journal peer reviewer

Peer reviewer for several journals

2015

Journal referee for: Physical Reveiw Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics Research, Archives of Mechanics, Physical Review Fluids, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Applied Mathematical Modelling , Micromachines, Journal of Engineering Mathematics

Other

Press release about my paper for general science audience, AIP Publishing

2022

Press release about my paper for general science audience in Scilight, by AIP Publishing.

Press release about my paper for general science audience, Springer press

2018

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