Zaiyi SHEN est membre de l’équipe Matière Molle et Biophysique, thématique Thématique T-in.
Zaiyi Shen is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine (LOMA) at the university of Bordeaux and is a member of the Instability and Turbulence group at Soft Matter & Biophysics team.


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I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Juho Lintuvuori in the Instability and Turbulence group in LOMA. I received my Ph.D in Physics in Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LiPhy), where I studied the collective behaviors of red blood cells in confined flows under the supervision of Chaouqi Misbah in the Dynamics of Complex Fluids and Morphogenesis group. My current research topics are numerical simulations of active particle suspensions, for example, including microswimmers and spinners in a fluid. I focus on the fluid-particle interactions induced assembly of the motile objects. I am especially interested in utilizing hydrodynamic ways to create dynamic structures for the medical targets.

Keywords: Numerical Simulation, Fluid Dynamics, Complex Fluids, Microswimmer, Red Blood Cell, Microcirculation, Biomechanics, Microfluidics, Colloidal Assembly


Employment history

05/2017 – Present
Université de Bordeaux, France
Post-doctoral Researcher
Instability and Turbulence Group (with Juho Lintuvuori)
Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine

03/2017 – 04/2017
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
Research Associate
Dynamics of Complex Fluids and Morphogenesis Group (with Chaouqi Misbah)
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique


Ph.D. Physics (Advisor: Chaouqi Misbah)
11/2012 – 09/2016
Université Grenoble Alpes, France

M.S. Fluid Mechanics (Advisor: Ying He)
09/2009 – 07/2012
University of Science and Technology of China, P. R. China

B.S. Theoretic and Applied Mechanics
09/2005 – 07/2009
University of Science and Technology of China, P. R. China



18. Two-phase crystallization in a carpet of inertial spinners
Z. Shen, J. S. Lintuvuori
submitted, under review in PRL


17. Hydrodynamic clustering and emergent phase separation of spherical spinners
Z. Shen, J. S. Lintuvuori
Physical Review Research 2 (1), 013358 (2020)

16. Migration of a red blood cell in a permeable microvessel
Z. Shen, Y. He
Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices, 100023 (2019)

15. Gravity induced formation of spinners and polar order of spherical microswimmers on a surface
Z. Shen, J. S. Lintuvuori
Physical Review Fluids 4, 123101 (2019) (Editors’ Suggestion)

14. Shear Stress in the Microvasculature: Influence of Red Blood Cell Morphology and Endothelial Wall Undulation
B. Hogan, Z. Shen, H. Zhang, C. Misbah, A. I. Barakat
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 18, 1095-1109 (2019)

13. Computational Analysis of Nitric Oxide Biotransport in a Microvessel Influenced by Red Blood Cells
Y. Wei, L. Mu, Y. Tang, Z. Shen, Y. He
Microvascular Research 125, 103878 (2019)

12. Hydrodynamic self-assembly of active colloids: chiral spinners and dynamic crystals
Z. Shen, A. Würger, J. S. Lintuvuori
Soft Matter 15, 1508-1521 (2019)

11. ATP Release by Red Blood Cells under Flow: Model and Simulations
H. Zhang, Z. Shen, B. Hogan, A. I. Barakat, C. Misbah
Biophysical Journal 115 (11), 2218-2229 (2018) (News of the INP CNRS)

10. Optimal cell transport in straight channels and networks
A. Farutin, Z. Shen, G. Prado, V. Audemar, H. Ez-Zahraouy, A. Benyoussef, B. Polack, J. Harting, P. M. Vlahovska, T. Podgorski, G. Coupier, C. Misbah
Physical Review Fluids 3 (10), 103603 (2018)

9. Hydrodynamic interaction of a self-propelling particlre with a wall: Comparison between an active Janus particle and a squirmer model
Z. Shen, A. Würger, J. S. Lintuvuori
The European Physical Journal E 41, 39 (2018)

8. Blood crystal: emergent order of red blood cells under wall-confined shear flow
Z. Shen, T. M. Fischer, A. Farutin, P. M. Vlahovska, J. Harting, C. Misbah
Physical Review Letters 120 (26), 268102 (2018) (MIT Technology Review: The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending December 2, 2017), news, news)

7. Interaction and rheology of vesicle suspensions in confined shear flow
Z. Shen, A. Farutin, M. Thiébaud, C. Misbah
Physical Review Fluids 2 (10), 103101 (2017)

6. Inversion of hematocrit partition at microfluidic bifurcations
Z. Shen, G. Coupier, B. Kaoui, B. Polack, J. Harting, C. Misbah, T. Podgorski
Microvascular Research 105, 40-46 (2016) (The most cited articles published since 2016)

5. Numerical simulation for the motion of deformable particles in the deterministic lateral displacement device using IB-LBM
J. Wei, H. Song, Z. Shen, Y. He, X. Xu, B. Li
Chinese Journal of Hydrodynamics 6, 604-611 (2015)

4. Numerical Study of Pillar Shapes in Deterministic Lateral Displacement Microfluidic Arrays for Spherical Particle Separation
J. Wei, H. Song, Z. Shen, Y. He, X. Xu, Y. Zhang, B. Li
NanoBioscience, IEEE Transactions on 14(6), 660-667 (2015)

3. Prediction of Anomalous Blood Viscosity in Confined Shear Flow
M. Thiébaud, Z. Shen, J. Harting, C. Misbah
Physical Review Letters 112 (23), 238304 (2014)

2. A Lattice Boltzmann Method for Simulating the Separation of Red Blood Cells at Microvascular Bifurcations
Z. Shen, Y. He
Chinese Physics Letters 29 (2), 024703 (2012)

1. Mathematical Modeling of Glomerular Capillary Network and Renal Control System
Z. Shen, Y. He, R. Hu

Talks & Events


08/2021, ICTAM 2020+1, Milano, Italy


04/2019, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University, China
04/2018, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China
10/2016, Computer Science Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland
04/2016, LadyX, Paris, France
12/2015, Dynamics of Fluids Group, Saarland University, Germany
03/2012, Liphy, Grenoble, France


03/2019, APS, Boston, USA
11/2018, 71th DFD, Atlanta, USA
10/2017, Living Fluids, Paris, France
10/2017, Blood Flow, Paris, France
09/2015, Living Fluids, Saarbrücken, Germany
06/2015, 28th ESM & 4th EVBO, Pisa, Italy
10/2014, Living Fluids, Marrakech, Morocco
03/2014, DYSCO, Alpes, France
09/2011, HTFFM-IV, Fukuoka, Japan
08/2011, CCTAM, Haerbin, China

10/2018, LAI, Bordeaux, France
03/2017, DFG, Dresden, Germany
07/2014, DynaCaps, Compiègne, France
10/2010, 中国工程热物理学会传热传质学术会议, Shanghai, China
07/2009, 4th WACBE, Hongkong, China

Zaiyi Shen (沈在意)

Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine (LOMA)
351 cours de la libération
33405 Talence Cedex

Phone : + 33 (0)5 40 00 61 68