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Abdallah Daddi-Moussa-Ider

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Dr. Abdallah Daddi-Moussa-Ider is currently a Lecturer of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Open University. Before joining the Open University in January 2024, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Goettingen, Germany (2021 – 2023), within the 'Living Matter Physics' Department led by Prof. Golestanian. Preceding this, he had a postdoctoral position at Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf, Germany (2017 – 2021), working in the group of Prof. Loewen. Most of his postdoctoral research in Duesseldorf was supported by an independent grant from the DFG (German Research Foundation). In July 2017, he earned a PhD in 'Theoretical Physics' from the University of Bayreuth, Germany (2014 – 2017), under the supervision of Prof. Gekle. In his doctoral dissertation, he conducted a theoretical investigation, complemented by boundary element simulations, into the diffusion of particles hydrodynamically interacting with elastic interfaces.

Research interests

Dr. Daddi-Moussa-Ider's research training and interests lie in the broad area of applied mathematics, active soft matter physics, and fluid mechanics. Specifically, his research focuses on addressing challenges in the realm of complex fluids and devising analytical approaches to solving fluid dynamical problems in the viscously dominated regime. His interests also encompass a variety of topics in fundamental and applied physics, including fluid-structure interaction, elastohydrodynamics, and bio-locomotion in complex fluid media. He employs a combination of theoretical and computational techniques to tackle these problems and gain insight into the nature of the underlying phenomena occurring at different spatial and temporal scales. Prime analytical tools include integral transforms, dual integral equation techniques, and Green’s function methods.

Teaching interests

Dr. Daddi-Moussa-Ider is interested in teaching a variety of courses within the Applied Mathematics curriculum, including real/complex analysis and differential/integral calculus. Furthermore, his interest extends to teaching courses related to fluid dynamics, with a notable focus on low-Reynolds-number hydrodynamics and classical fluid dynamics. Additionally, he is keen on integrating programming components into mathematics instruction by offering hands-on training in scientific computing to undergraduate students. For this purpose, he advocates for the utilization of symbolic algebra systems such as Maple and Wolfram Mathematica to teach fundamental subjects in the math curriculum, such as calculus.

He currently serves as a member of the MST326 module team on 'Mathematical Methods and Fluid Mechanics' for third-year Bachelor of Science students. Additionally, he chairs the M821 module, 'Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations,' catering to Master of Science students.

External collaborations

Noteworthy among external collaborators are Professors Loewen (Duesseldorf), Golestanian (Goettingen), Menzel (Magdeburg), Volpe (Gothenburg), Lisicki (Warsaw), Mathijssen (Pennsylvania), Vilfan (Ljubljana), Liebchen (Darmstadt), Pak (Santa Clara), Richter (Magdeburg), and numerous others who contribute significantly to his collaborative network.

Publications

Pair Interaction between Two Catalytically Active Colloids (2023-09-06)
Sharan, Priyanka; Daddi‐Moussa‐Ider, Abdallah; Agudo‐Canalejo, Jaime; Golestanian, Ramin and Simmchen, Juliane
Small, 19, Article 2300817(36)


The effect of axisymmetric confinement on propulsion of a three-sphere microswimmer (2023-08-30)
Gürbüz, Ali; Lemus, Andrew; Demir, Ebru; Shun Pak, On and Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah
Physics of Fluids, 35, Article 81907


Hydrodynamics of an odd active surfer in a chiral fluid (2023-08-29)
Hosaka, Yuto; Golestanian, Ramin and Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah
New Journal of Physics, 25, Article 83046


Microparticle Brownian motion near an air-water interface governed by direction-dependent boundary conditions (2023-01)
Villa, Stefano; Blanc, Christophe; Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Stocco, Antonio and Nobili, Maurizio
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 629(Part B) (pp. 917-927)


Minimum entropy production by microswimmers with internal dissipation (2023)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Golestanian, Ramin and Vilfan, Andrej
Nature Communications, 14, Article 6060


Axisymmetric monopole and dipole flow singularities in proximity of a stationary no-slip plate immersed in a Brinkman fluid (2023)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Hosaka, Yuto; Vilfan, Andrej and Golestanian, Ramin
Physical Review Research, 5, Article 33030(3)


Tunable critical Casimir forces counteract Casimir–Lifshitz attraction (2023)
Schmidt, Falko; Callegari, Agnese; Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Munkhbat, Battulga; Verre, Ruggero; Shegai, Timur; Käll, Mikael; Löwen, Hartmut; Gambassi, Andrea and Volpe, Giovanni
Nature Physics, 19 (pp. 271-278)


Diffusiophoretic propulsion of an isotropic active colloidal particle near a finite-sized disk embedded in a planar fluid–fluid interface (2022-06)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Vilfan, Andrej and Golestanian, Ramin
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 940, Article A12


Stokeslet parallèle entre deux disques rigides antidérapants positionnés de manière coaxiale : une approche aux équations intégrales duales

Parallel Stokeslet between two coaxially positioned rigid no-slip disks: A dual integral equation approach
(2022)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah
LHB, 108, Article 2016023


Optimal swimmers can be pullers, pushers or neutral depending on the shape (2021-09)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Nasouri, Babak; Vilfan, Andrej and Golestanian, Ramin
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 922, Article R5


Steady azimuthal flow field induced by a rotating sphere near a rigid disk or inside a gap between two coaxially positioned rigid disks (2021-08)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Sprenger, Alexander R.; Richter, Thomas; Löwen, Hartmut and Menzel, Andreas M.
Physics of Fluids, 23(8)


Hydrodynamics can determine the optimal route for microswimmer navigation (2021)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Löwen, Hartmut and Liebchen, Benno
Communications Physics, 4, Article 15


Dynamics of a microswimmer–microplatelet composite (2020-02)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej; Löwen, Hartmut and Menzel, Andreas M.
Physics of Fluids, 32, Article 21902(2)


Asymmetric Stokes Flow Induced by a Transverse Point Force Acting Near a Finite-Sized Elastic Membrane (2020)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 89, Article 124401


Axisymmetric Stokes flow due to a point-force singularity acting between two coaxially positioned rigid no-slip disks (2020)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Sprenger, Alexander R.; Amarouchene, Yacine; Salez, Thomas; Schönecker, Clarissa; Richter, Thomas; Löwen, Hartmut and Menzel, Andreas M.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 904, Article A34


Towards an analytical description of active microswimmers in clean and in surfactant-covered drops (2020)
Sprenger, Alexander R.; Shaik, Vaseem A.; Ardekani, Arezoo M.; Lisicki, Maciej; Mathijssen, Arnold J.T.M.; Guzmán-Lastra, Francisca; L¨owen, Hartmut; Menzel, Andreas M. and Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah
The European Physical Journal E, 43, Article 58


Tuning the Upstream Swimming of Microrobots by Shape and Cargo Size (2020)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej and Mathijssen, Arnold J. T. M.
Physical Review Applied, 14, Article 24071


Theory of active particle penetration through a planar elastic membrane (2019-08)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Liebchen, Benno; Menzel, Andreas M. and Löwen, Hartmut
New Journal of Physics, 21, Article 83014(8)


Frequency-dependent higher-order Stokes singularities near a planar elastic boundary: Implications for the hydrodynamics of an active microswimmer near an elastic interface (2019)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Kurzthaler, Christina; Hoell, Christian; Zöttl, Andreas; Mirzakhanloo, Mehdi; Alam, Mohammad-Reza; Menzel, Andreas M.; Löwen, Hartmut and Gekle, Stephan
Physical Review E, 100, Article 32610(3)


Creeping motion of a solid particle inside a spherical elastic cavity: II. Asymmetric motion (2019)
Hoell, Christian; Löwen, Hartmut; Menzel, Andreas M. and Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah
The European Physical Journal E, 42, Article 89


Axisymmetric Flow due to a Stokeslet Near a Finite-Sized Elastic Membrane (2019)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Kaoui, Badr and Löwen, Hartmut
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 88, Article 54401


Membrane penetration and trapping of an active particle (2019)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Goh, Segun; Liebchen, Benno; Hoell, Christian; Mathijssen, Arnold J. T. M.; Guzmán-Lastra, Francisca; Scholz, Christian; Menzel, Andreas M. and Löwen, Hartmut
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 150, Article 64906(6)


Dynamics of a simple model microswimmer in an anisotropic fluid: Implications for alignment behavior and active transport in a nematic liquid crystal (2018-09)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah and Menzel, Andreas M.
Physical Review Fluids, 3, Article 94102(9)


Hydrodynamic coupling and rotational mobilities near planar elastic membranes (2018-07)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej; Gekle, Stephan; Menzel, Andreas M. and Löwen, Hartmut
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 149, Article 14901


Swimming trajectories of a three-sphere microswimmer near a wall (2018-04)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej; Hoell, Christian and Löwen, Hartmut
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 148, Article 134904


Slow rotation of a spherical particle inside an elastic tube (2018-01)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej and Gekle, Stephan
Acta Mechanica, 229 (pp. 149-171)


Creeping motion of a solid particle inside a spherical elastic cavity (2018)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Löwen, Hartmut and Gekle, Stephan
The European Physical Journal E, 41, Article 104(9)


State diagram of a three-sphere microswimmer in a channel (2018)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej; Mathijssen, Arnold J. T. M.; Hoell, Christian; Goh, Segun; Bławzdziewicz, Jerzy; Menzel, Andreas M. and Löwen, Hartmut
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 30, Article 254004


Brownian motion near an elastic cell membrane: A theoretical study (2018)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah and Gekle, Stephan
The European Physical Journal E, 41(19)


Reciprocal theorem for the prediction of the normal force induced on a particle translating parallel to an elastic membrane (2018)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Rallabandi, Bhargav; Gekle, Stephan and Stone, Howard A.
Physical Review Fluids, 3, Article 84101(8)


Hydrodynamic mobility of a sphere moving on the centerline of an elastic tube (2017-11)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej and Gekle, Stephan
Physics of Fluids, 29, Article 111901(11)


Hydrodynamic mobility of a solid particle near a spherical elastic membrane: Axisymmetric motion (2017-01)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah and Gekle, Stephan
Physical Review E, 95, Article 13108(1)


Mobility of an axisymmetric particle near an elastic interface (2017-01)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Maciej and Gekle, Stephan
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 811 (pp. 210-233)


Hydrodynamic mobility of a solid particle near a spherical elastic membrane. II. Asymmetric motion (2017)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Lisicki, Mmaciej and Gekle, Stephan
Physical Review E, 95, Article 53117(5)


Hydrodynamic interaction between particles near elastic interfaces (2016-07)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah and Gekle, Stephan
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 145, Article 14905


Long-lived anomalous thermal diffusion induced by elastic cell membranes on nearby particles (2016-01)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Guckenberger, Achim and Gekle, Stephan
Physical Review E, 93, Article 12612


Particle mobility between two planar elastic membranes: Brownian motion and membrane deformation (2016)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah; Guckenberger, Achim and Gekle, Stephan
Physics of Fluids, 28, Article 71903(7)


Rotation rate of particle pairs in homogeneous isotropic turbulence (2015-11)
Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Abdallah and Ghaemi, Ali
European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, 54 (pp. 10-16)