Halim Kusumaatmaja

Halim Kusumaatmaja
Durham University | DU · Department of Physics

PhD

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October 2017 - present
Durham University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 2013 - October 2017
Durham University
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  • Lecturer
June 2011 - March 2013
University of Cambridge
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (128)
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Major new features include support for GPUs using CUDA, vectorized collision steps on SIMD CPUs, a new implementation of our resolved particle system as well as the possibility of simulating free surface flows and reactions. See https://www.openlb.net/news/openlb-release-1-5-available-for-download/ for the full release notes.
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Capillary liquid bridges are ubiquitous in nature and are present in many industrial processes. In order to model their behavior, it is essential to develop suitable experimental tools that are able to characterize the bridges’ geometry and the associated capillary force they induce on the contacting surfaces. While many existing setups are capable...
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We theoretically investigate the apparent contact angle of drops on liquid infused surfaces as a function of the relative size of the wetting ridge and the deposited drop. We provide an intuitive geometrical interpretation whereby the variation in the apparent contact angle is due to the rotation of the Neumann triangle at the lubricant-drop-gas co...
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Protein-rich droplets, such as stress granules, P-bodies, and the nucleolus, perform diverse and specialized cellular functions. Recent evidence has shown the droplets, which are also known as biomolecular condensates or membrane-less compartments, form by phase separation. Many droplets also contact membrane-bound organelles, thereby functioning i...
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Origami-inspired multistable structures are gaining increasing interest because of their potential applications in fields ranging from deployable structures to reconfigurable microelectronics. The multistability of such structures is critical for their applications but is challenging to manipulate due to the highly nonlinear deformations and comple...
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Seeds of dicotyledonous plants store proteins in dedicated membrane-bounded organelles called protein storage vacuoles (PSVs). Formed during seed development through morphological and functional reconfiguration of lytic vacuoles in embryos [M. Feeney et al., Plant Physiol. 177, 241-254 (2018)], PSVs undergo division during the later stages of seed...
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Three-dimensional (3D) mesostructures that can reversibly change their geometries and thereby their functionalities are promising for a wide range of applications. Despite intensive studies, the lack of fundamental understanding of the highly nonlinear multistable states existing in these structures has significantly hindered the development of rec...
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We theoretically investigate the apparent contact angle of droplets on liquid infused surfaces as a function of the relative size of the wetting ridge and the deposited droplet. We provide an intuitive geometrical interpretation whereby the variation in the apparent contact angle is due to the rotation of the Neumann triangle. We also derive linear...
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We present a thermodynamically consistent model of a ternary fluid interacting with elastic membranes. Following a free-energy modeling approach for the fluid phases, we derive the governing equations for the dynamics of the ternary fluid flow and membranes. We also provide the numerical framework for simulating such fluid-structure interaction pro...
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Motivated by the fine compositional control observed in membraneless droplet organelles in cells, we investigate how a sharp binding-unbinding transition can occur between multivalent client molecules and receptors embedded in a porous three-dimensional structure. In contrast to similar superselective binding previously observed at surfaces, we hav...
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We numerically study two-component capillary bridges formed when a liquid droplet is placed in between two liquid-infused surfaces (LIS). In contrast to commonly studied one-component capillary bridges on noninfused solid surfaces, two-component liquid bridges can exhibit a range of different morphologies where the liquid droplet is directly in con...
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The ability to predict liquid transport rates on textured surfaces is key to the design and optimization of devices and processes such as oil recovery, coatings, reaction-separation, high-throughput screening, and thermal management. In this work we develop a fully analytical model to predict the propagation coefficients for liquids hemiwicking thr...
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We numerically study two-component capillary bridges formed when a liquid droplet is placed in between two liquid infused surfaces (LIS). In contrast to commonly studied one-component capillary bridges on non-infused solid surfaces, two-component liquid bridges can exhibit a range of different morphologies where the liquid droplet is directly in co...
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Motivated by the fine compositional control observed in membraneless droplet organelles in cells, we investigate how a sharp binding-unbinding transition can occur between multivalent client molecules and receptors embedded in a porous three-dimensional structure. In contrast to similar superselective binding previously observed at surfaces, we hav...
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We present a series of analytically solvable axisymmetric flows on the torus geometry. For the single-component flows, we describe the propagation of sound waves for perfect fluids, as well as the viscous damping of shear and longitudinal waves for isothermal and thermal fluids. Unlike the case of planar geometry, the non-uniform curvature on a tor...
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The current paradigm of self-propelled motion of liquid droplets on surfaces with chemical or topographical wetting gradients is always mono-directional. In contrast, here, we demonstrate bidirectional droplet motion, which we realize using liquid infused surfaces with topographical gradients. The deposited droplet can move either toward the denser...
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The transport of small amounts of liquids on solid surfaces is fundamental for microfluidics applications. Technologies allowing control of droplets of liquid on flat surfaces generally involve the generation of a wettability contrast. This approach is however limited by the resistance to motion caused by the direct contact between the droplet and...
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Reconfigurable three-dimensional (3D) structures that can reversibly change their geometries and thereby their functionalities are promising for a wide range of applications. Despite intensive studies, the lack of fundamental understanding of the highly nonlinear multistable states existing in these structures has significantly hindered the develop...
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For particles confined to two dimensions, any curvature of the surface affects the structural, kinetic and thermodynamic properties of the system. If the curvature is non-uniform, an even richer range of behaviours can emerge. Using a combination of bespoke Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics and basin-hopping methods, we show that the stable states of...
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For particles confined to two dimensions, any curvature of the surface affects the structural, kinetic and thermodynamic properties of the system. If the curvature is non-uniform, an even richer range of behaviours can emerge. Using a combination of bespoke Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics and basin-hopping methods, we show that the stable states of...
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Modelling double emulsion formation in planar flow-focusing microchannels - Volume 895 - Ningning Wang, Ciro Semprebon, Haihu Liu, Chuhua Zhang, Halim Kusumaatmaja
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Liquid infused surfaces with partially wetting lubricants have recently been exploited for numerous intriguing applications, such as for droplet manipulation, droplet collection and spontaneous motion. When partially wetting lubricants are used, the pinning force is a key factor that can strongly affect droplet mobility. Here, we derive an analytic...
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Liquid infused surfaces with partially wetting lubricants have recently been exploited for numerous intriguing applications, such as for droplet manipulation, droplet collection and spontaneous motion. When partially wetting lubricants are used, the pinning force is a key factor that can strongly affect droplet mobility. Here, we derive an analytic...
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The ESCRT-III membrane fission machinery maintains the integrity of the nuclear envelope. Although primary nuclei resealing takes minutes, micronuclear envelope ruptures seem to be irreversible. Instead, micronuclear ruptures result in catastrophic membrane collapse and are associated with chromosome fragmentation and chromothripsis, complex chromo...
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Joint physically and chemically pattered surfaces can provide efficient and passive manipulation of fluid flow. The ability of many of these surfaces to allow only unidirectional flow mean they are often referred to as fluid diodes. Synthetic analogues of these are enabling technologies from sustainable water collection via fog harvesting, to impro...
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Joint physically and chemically pattered surfaces can provide efficient and passive manipulation of fluid flow. The ability of many of these surfaces to allow only unidirectional flow mean they are often referred to as fluid diodes. Synthetic analogues of these are enabling technologies from sustainable water collection via fog harvesting, to impro...
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We present the OpenLB package, a C++ library providing a flexible framework for lattice Boltzmann simulations. The code is publicly available and published under GNU GPLv2, which allows for adaption and implementation of additional models. The extensibility benefits from a modular code structure achieved e.g. by utilizing template meta-programming....
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We demonstrate spontaneous bidirectional motion of droplets on liquid infused surfaces in the presence of a topographical gradient, in which the droplets can move either toward the denser or the sparser solid fraction area. Our analytical theory explains the origin of this bidirectional motion. Furthermore, using both lattice Boltzmann simulations...
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Liquid infused surfaces (LIS) exhibit unique properties that make them ideal candidates for a wide range of applications, from anti-fouling and anti-icing coatings to self-healing surfaces and controlled wetting. However, when exposed to realistic environmental conditions, LIS tend to age and progressively lose their desirable properties, potential...
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Although common in nature, the self-assembly of small molecules at sold-liquid interfaces is difficult to control in artificial systems. The high mobility of dissolved small molecules limits their residence at the interface, typically restricting the self-assembly to systems under confinement or with mobile tethers between the molecules and the sur...
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Liquid infused surfaces (LIS) exhibit unique properties that make them ideal candidates for a wide range of applications, from anti-fouling and anti-icing coatings to self-healing surfaces and controlled wetting. However, when exposed to realistic environmental conditions, LIS tend to age and progressively lose their desirable properties, potential...
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Although common in nature, the self-assembly of small molecules at sold-liquid interfaces is difficult to control in artificial systems. The high mobility of dissolved small molecules limits their residence at the interface, typically restricting the self-assembly to systems under confinement or with mobile tethers between the molecules and the sur...
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We develop and implement a finite difference lattice Boltzmann scheme to study multicomponent flows on curved surfaces, coupling the continuity and Navier-Stokes equations with the Cahn-Hilliard equation to track the evolution of the binary fluid interfaces. The standard lattice Boltzmann method relies on regular Cartesian grids, which makes it gen...
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Even for relatively simple thin shell morphologies, many different buckled configurations can be stable simultaneously. Which state is observed in practice is highly sensitive to both environmental perturbations and shell imperfections. The complexity and unpredictability of postbuckling responses has therefore raised great challenges to emerging t...
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Many complex processes, from protein folding to neuronal network dynamics, can be described as stochastic exploration of a high-dimensional energy landscape. Although efficient algorithms for cluster detection in high-dimensional spaces have been developed over the last two decades, considerably less is known about the reliable inference of state t...
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We present a series of analytically solvable axisymmetric flows on the torus geometry. For the single-component flows, we describe the propagation of sound waves for perfect fluids, as well as the viscous damping of shear and longitudinal waves for isothermal and thermal fluids. Unlike the case of planar geometry, the non-uniform curvature on a tor...
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The complexity and unpredictability of postbuckling responses in even simple thin shells have raised great challenges to emerging technologies exploiting buckling transitions. Here we comprehensively survey the buckling landscapes to show the full complexity of the stable buckling states and the transition mechanisms between each of them. This is a...
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We present a coarse-grained single-site potential for simulating chiral interactions, with adjustable strength, handedness, and preferred twist angle. As an application, we perform basin-hopping global optimisation to predict the favoured geometries for clusters of chiral rods. The morphology phase diagram based upon these predictions has four dist...
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We present a coarse-grained single-site potential for simulating chiral interactions, with adjustable strength, handedness, and preferred twist angle. As an application, we perform basin-hopping global optimisation to predict the favoured geometries for clusters of chiral rods. The morphology phase diagram based upon these predictions has four dist...
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The transport of small quantities of liquid on a solid surface is inhibited by the resistance to motion caused by the contact between the liquid and the solid. To overcome such resistance, motion can be externally driven through gradients in electric fields, but these all inconveniently involve the input of external energy. Alternatively, gradients...
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We extend a recently proposed ternary free-energy lattice Boltzmann model with high density contrast [Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 234501 (2018)] by incorporating wetting boundaries at solid walls. The approaches are based on forcing and geometric schemes, with implementations optimized for ternary (and, more generally, higher-order multicomponent) models...
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Double emulsion formation in a hierarchical flow-focusing channel is systematically investigated using a free energy ternary lattice Boltzmann model. A three dimensional formation regime diagram is constructed based on the weber number of the inner phase $We_i$, and the capillary numbers of the middle $Ca_m$ and outer $Ca_o$ phases. The results sho...
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Double emulsion formation in a hierarchical flow-focusing channel is systematically investigated using a free energy ternary lattice Boltzmann model. A three dimensional formation regime diagram is constructed based on the weber number of the inner phase $We_i$, and the capillary numbers of the middle $Ca_m$ and outer $Ca_o$ phases. The results sho...
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Superomniphobic textures are at the frontier of surface design for vast arrays of applications. Despite recent substantial advances in fabrication methods for reentrant and doubly reentrant microstructures, design optimization remains a major challenge. We overcome this in two stages. First, we develop readily generalizable computational methods to...
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We present a thermodynamically consistent model of a ternary fluid interacting with elastic membranes. Following a free-energy modelling approach and taking into account the thermodynamics laws, we derive the equations governing the ternary fluid flow and dynamics of the membranes. We also provide the numerical framework for simulating such fluid-s...
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We develop and implement a novel lattice Boltzmann scheme to study multicomponent flows on curved surfaces, coupling the continuity and Navier-Stokes equations with the Cahn-Hilliard equation to track the evolution of the binary fluid interfaces. Standard lattice Boltzmann method relies on regular Cartesian grids, which makes it generally unsuitabl...
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We extend a recently proposed ternary free energy lattice Boltzmann model with high density contrast, by incorporating wetting boundaries at solid walls. The approaches are based on forcing and geometric schemes, with implementations optimised for ternary (and more generally higher order multicomponent) models. Advantages and disadvantages of each...
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Superomniphobic textures are at the frontier of surface design for vast arrays of applications. Despite recent significant advances in fabrication methods for reentrant and doubly reentrant microstructures, design optimisation remains a major challenge. We overcome this in two stages. Firstly, we develop readily-generalisable computational methods...
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The ESCRT-III membrane fission machinery restores nuclear envelope integrity during mitotic exit and interphase. Whereas primary nuclei resealing takes minutes, micronuclear envelope ruptures appear irreversible and result in catastrophic collapse associated with chromosome fragmentation and rearrangements (chromothripsis), thought to be a major dr...
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For the past decade, droplet interface bilayers (DIBs) have had an increased prevalence in biomolecular and biophysical literature. However, much of the underlying physics of these platforms is poorly characterized. To further our understanding of these structures, lipid membrane tension on DIB membranes is measured by analysing the equilibrium sha...
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For the past decade, droplet interface bilayers (DIBs) have had an increased prevalence in biomolecular and biophysical literature. However, much of the underlying physics of these platforms are poorly characterized. To further the understanding of these structures, a study of lipid membrane tension on DIB membranes is measured by analysing the equ...
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Methanol occupies a central role in chemical synthesis and is considered an ideal candidate for cleaner fuel storage and transportation. It can be catalyzed from water and volatile organic compounds such as carbon dioxide, thereby offering an attractive solution for reducing carbon emissions. However molecular-level experimental observations of the...
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Methanol occupies a central role in chemical synthesis and is considered an ideal candidate for cleaner fuel storage and transportation. It can be catalyzed from water and volatile organic compounds such as carbon dioxide, thereby offering an attractive solution for reducing carbon emissions. However molecular-level experimental observations of the...
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Many complex processes, from protein folding and virus evolution to brain activity and neuronal network dynamics, can be described as stochastic exploration of a high-dimensional energy landscape. While efficient algorithms for cluster detection and data completion in high-dimensional spaces have been developed and applied over the last two decades...
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We employ a free energy lattice Boltzmann method to study the dynamics of a ternary fluid system consisting of a liquid drop driven by a body force across a regularly textured substrate, infused by a lubricating liquid. We focus on the case of partial wetting lubricants and observe a rich interplay between contact line pinning and viscous dissipati...
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By combining Monte Carlo simulations and analytical models, we demonstrate and explain how the gas-to-liquid phase transition of colloidal systems confined to a spherical surface depends on the curvature and size of the surface, and on the choice of thermodynamic ensemble. We find that the geometry of the surface affects the shape of the free energ...