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I am a master student in [[Christian Holm]]'s group, working with [[Joost de Graaf]] and [[Georg Rempfer]] on electrokinetics and active colloids.
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I am a PhD student in [[Christian Holm]]'s group, working on lattice-Boltzmann simulations of cooperative behavior of active particles.
My master's project includes implementing the necessary models in [http://www.walberla.net waLBerla], a highly-scalable grid framework for applications such as lattice-Boltzmann and solving partial differential equations.
 
This shall then be used to study self-propelled particles.
 
  
 
=== Publications ===
 
=== Publications ===
 
<bibentry>kuron15a</bibentry>
 
<bibentry>kuron15a</bibentry>
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=== Master's Thesis ===
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{{Download|MSc_Thesis_Kuron.pdf|"Efficient Lattice Boltzmann Algorithms for Colloids Undergoing Electrophoresis"}}, 2015, Institute for Computational Physics, Stuttgart
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(Download will be available within the next few months)
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For this thesis, [http://www.walberla.net waLBerla], a highly-scalable grid framework for applications such as lattice-Boltzmann and solving partial differential equations, was extended so that it can be used for simulations of electrokinetics and active colloids.
  
 
=== Bachelor Thesis ===
 
=== Bachelor Thesis ===
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These simulations show that charge discretization and phase shifts between DNA molecules, modeled as rods, have a significant influence on their attractive properties, an effect that previous works disregarded as it was computationally too expensive, even though it turns out to be too large to neglect for realistic results.
 
These simulations show that charge discretization and phase shifts between DNA molecules, modeled as rods, have a significant influence on their attractive properties, an effect that previous works disregarded as it was computationally too expensive, even though it turns out to be too large to neglect for realistic results.
 
Curling up the discretely charged rods into helices, thus making the most accurate model of DNA that could be simulated with the limits of time and resources for this thesis, reveals further geometry dependencies and again a strong influence of a phase shift between the two helices. For phase shifts of 180°, the results for the continuous rods are mostly recovered for large Bjerrum lengths, but for any other phase shift, the forces are weaker, albeit still attractive.
 
Curling up the discretely charged rods into helices, thus making the most accurate model of DNA that could be simulated with the limits of time and resources for this thesis, reveals further geometry dependencies and again a strong influence of a phase shift between the two helices. For phase shifts of 180°, the results for the continuous rods are mostly recovered for large Bjerrum lengths, but for any other phase shift, the forces are weaker, albeit still attractive.
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== Teaching ==
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* [http://www.icp.uni-stuttgart.de/~icp/Simulation_Methods_in_Physics_I_WS_2015/2016 Simulation Methods in Physics I] (WS 15/16)

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Michael Kuron
PhD student
Office:1.041
Phone:+49 711 685-67715
Fax:+49 711 685-63658
Email:mkuron _at_ icp.uni-stuttgart.de
Address:Michael Kuron
Institute for Computational Physics
Universität Stuttgart
Allmandring 3
70569 Stuttgart
Germany

I am a PhD student in Christian Holm's group, working on lattice-Boltzmann simulations of cooperative behavior of active particles.

Publications


Master's Thesis

"Efficient Lattice Boltzmann Algorithms for Colloids Undergoing Electrophoresis" (file does not exist!), 2015, Institute for Computational Physics, Stuttgart (Download will be available within the next few months)

For this thesis, waLBerla, a highly-scalable grid framework for applications such as lattice-Boltzmann and solving partial differential equations, was extended so that it can be used for simulations of electrokinetics and active colloids.

Bachelor Thesis

application_pdf.png"Like-Charge Attraction in DNA" (2.3 MB)Info circle.png, 2013, Institute for Computational Physics, Stuttgart

For this thesis, the MMM1D algorithm was ported to GPGPU. This resulted in a 40-fold performance increase over the previous implementation in ESPResSo and now allows for Molecular Dynamics simulations with electrostatic interactions in 1D-periodic geometries with several thousand particles.

Using this, simulations with various simple DNA models were performed. These simulations show that charge discretization and phase shifts between DNA molecules, modeled as rods, have a significant influence on their attractive properties, an effect that previous works disregarded as it was computationally too expensive, even though it turns out to be too large to neglect for realistic results. Curling up the discretely charged rods into helices, thus making the most accurate model of DNA that could be simulated with the limits of time and resources for this thesis, reveals further geometry dependencies and again a strong influence of a phase shift between the two helices. For phase shifts of 180°, the results for the continuous rods are mostly recovered for large Bjerrum lengths, but for any other phase shift, the forces are weaker, albeit still attractive.

Teaching