• 42 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20122019
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Personal profile

Biography

 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 then moved to Macquarie University to take up a Lectureship position.

Research interests

My research explores the dynamics of microscopic objects in fluids. This research improves our understanding of bacterial swimming, colloids, active matter and the dynamics of micro-machines. At these small scales motion critically depends on an objects shape and the interactions with its neighbours. I employ analytical approximations and simple numerical techniques to explore the effect of geometry on dynamics and to develop simple models for recent experimental systems. These investigations can occur on both a fundamental level and in close collaboration with experimental groups around the world.

Education/Academic qualification

Fluid mechanics, Doctorate, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 20121 Jun 2016

Physics, Master of Science (Physics), The University of Melbourne

1 Feb 20101 Dec 2011

External positions

Research Associate, University of Cambridge

1 Sep 201630 Sep 2018

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
ribbons Physics & Astronomy
Reynolds number Engineering & Materials Science
Bose-Einstein condensates Physics & Astronomy
filaments Physics & Astronomy
low Reynolds number Physics & Astronomy
slender bodies Physics & Astronomy
hydrodynamics Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 42 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution

The near and far of a pair of magnetic capillary disks

Koens, L., Wang, W., Sitti, M. & Lauga, E., 21 Feb 2019, In : Soft Matter. 15, 7, p. 1497-1507 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

rafts
orbitals
Electromagnetic fields
Self assembly
critical frequencies

Collectives of spinning mobile microrobots for navigation and object manipulation at the air-water interface

Wang, W., Kishore, V., Koens, L., Lauga, E. & Sitti, M., 27 Dec 2018, 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018: towards a robotic society. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 6186-6192 7 p. 8593519

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Information theory
Polystyrenes
Navigation
Air
Water

The boundary integral formulation of Stokes flows includes slender-body theory

Koens, L. & Lauga, E., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 850, p. 1-12 12 p., R1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

slender bodies
Stokes flow
formulations
Fluids
Linear equations

The swimming of a deforming helix

Koens, L., Zhang, H., Moeller, M., Mourran, A. & Lauga, E., 11 Oct 2018, In : European Physical Journal E. 41, 10, p. 1-14 14 p., 119.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
helices
Spiroplasma
Rhodobacter sphaeroides
Equipment and Supplies
Spirochaetales

Analytical solutions to slender-ribbon theory

Koens, L. & Lauga, E., 1 Aug 2017, In : Physical Review Fluids. 2, 8, p. 1-20 20 p., 084101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Analytical Solution
Reynolds number
Hydrodynamics
Fluids
Filament

Prizes

Dean's Honours List

Lyndon Koens (Recipient), 2011

Prize

EFMC11 young researchers grant

Lyndon Koens (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other distinction

accommodation
costs

Front cover of EPJ E

Lyndon Koens (Recipient), Oct 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Front cover of Soft Matter journal

Lyndon Koens (Recipient), Eric Lauga (Recipient) & Thomas D. Montenegro-Johnson (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2011 2018

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 5 Publication Peer-review
  • 4 Invited talk

The boundary integral formulation of Stokes flows includes slender-body theory

Lyndon Koens (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The hydrodynamics of slender-ribbons

Lyndon Koens (Speaker)
Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

The swimming of a perfect deforming helix

Lyndon Koens (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Physical Review Fluids (Journal)

Lyndon Koens (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Journal of Fluids and Structures (Journal)

Lyndon Koens (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Press / Media

Old Collegian Profile

Lyndon Koens

24/04/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities