Erçağ Pinçe defended his PhD thesis on October 21, 2016

Erçağ Pinçe defended his PhD thesis on October 21, 2016


October 21, 2016

"Erçağ Pinçe defended his PhD. thesis entitled "MANIPULATION AND CONTROL OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR IN ACTIVE MATTER SYSTEMS" on 21st of October, 2016. Assist. Prof. Evren Doruk Engin (Ankara University), Assist. Prof. Giovanni Volpe (Bilkent University), Assist. Prof. Balázs Hétenyi (Bilkent University), Assoc. Prof. Fatih Ömer İlday (Bilkent University) and Prof. Alper Kiraz (Koç University) participated as thesis committee members.

During his PhD. studies, he investigated the role that spatial disorder can play to alter collective dynamics in a colloidal living active matter system where motile E. Coli bacteria are present. The results suggested that the level of heterogeneity present in the background changes the long-term spatial dynamics in a colloidal ensemble coupled to a bacterial bath. This work provided insights about statistical behavior and far-from-equilibrium interactions in an active matter system."