Publications

2019

Engineering passive swimmers by shaking liquids
M. Laumann, A. Förtsch, E. Kanso and W Zimmermann, New J. Phys, 21, 073012, 2019 (pdf)

Morphological transitions of axially-driven microfilaments
Y. Man and E. Kanso, Soft Matter, 15, 5163-5173, 150, 044902, 2019 (pdf)

Phoretic and hydrodynamic interactions of weakly confined autophoretic particles
E. Kanso and S. Michelin, J. Chem. Phys. , 150, 044902, 2019 (pdf)


2018

Instability-driven oscillations of elastic microfilament
F. Ling, H. Guo, and E. Kanso, J. Royal Soc. Interface, 15(19), 2018 (pdf)

Training bio-inspired sensors to classify flows
M. Alsalman, B. Colvert,  and E. Kanso
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 14, 016009, 2018 (pdf)

Passive flight in density-stratified fluids
T. Lam, L. Vincent, and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 860, 200-223, 2018 (pdf)

The dynamics of water entry
L. Vincent , T. Xiao, D. Yohann, S. Jung and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 846, 508-535, 2018 (pdf)
Featured on USC Viterbi News “Making a Splash.”

Hydrodynamic interactions influence fish collective behavior
A. Filella, F. Nadal, C. Sire, E. Kanso and C. Eloy, Phys. Rev. Letters, 120: 198101, 2018 (pdf)
Editor’s Suggestion, Featured in Physics

Classifying vortex wakes using neural networks
B. Colvert, M. Alsalman, and E. Kanso, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics,  13 (2), 025003, 2018.
Featured article (pdf)
Featured on USC news, and USC home page on April 23-30, 2018.
Featured on NPR Joe’s Big Idea

Bistability in the rotational motion of rigid and elastic flyers
Y. Huang, L. Ristroph, M. Luhar and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 849, 1043–1067, 2018 (pdf)

Activity-induced instability of phonons in 1D microfluidic crystals
A.C.H. Tsang, M. Shelley and E. Kanso, Soft Matter, 14, 945-950, 2018 (pdf)

Bistability in the synchronization of actuated microfilaments
H. Guo, L. Fauci, M. Shelley and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 836, 304–323, 2018 (pdf)


2017

Motile cilia create fluid-mechanical microhabitats for the active recruitment of the host microbiome
J. Nawroth, H. Guo, E. Koch, E. Heath-Heckman, J. C. Hermanson, E. Ruby, J. Dabiri, E. Kanso, M. McFall-Ngai, Proc Natl Acad Sci US, 114(36), 9510-9516, 2017 (pdf)
Featured in “PNAS In This Issue”, Eurekalert, Biomedical Picture of the Day, and LabAnimal “Vibrio goes with the flow.”

Detection and tracking of chemical trails by local sensory systems
Y. Huang, J. Yen and E. Kanso, European Journal of Computational Mechanics (EJCM), 26 (issue 1-2), 98– 114, 2017 (pdf)

A computational study of mucociliary transport in healthy and diseased environments 
H. Guo and E. Kanso, European Journal of Computational Mechanics (EJCM), 26 (issue 1-2), 4–30, 2017 (pdf)

Local flow characterization using bioinspired sensory information 
B. Colvert , K. Chen and E. Kanso, , J. Fluid Mech., 818, 366–381, 2017 (pdf)
Featured on Cambridge Core blog: “Nature’s guide to building submarines.”

Cortical activity predicts good variation in human motor output 
S. Babikian , E. Kanso, J. Kutch, Experimental Brain Research, 235(4):1139–1147, 2017 (pdf)

Bioinspired Sensory Systems for Shear Flow Detection  
B. Colvert, K. Chen and E. Kanso, J. Nonlinear Science, 1–10, 2017 (pdf)

How can a source be located by responding to local information in its hydrodynamic trail?
B. Colvert, G. Liu, H. Dong and E. Kanso, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017 (pdf)


2016

Passive swimming in drag-dominant oscillatory flows
I. Jo, Y. Huang, W. Zimmerman and E. Kanso, Phys. Rev. E, 94, 063116, 2016 (pdf)

Hovering in oscillatory flows
Y. Huang, M. Nitsche and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 804, 531-549, 2016 (pdf)

Holes stabilize freely falling coins
L. Vincent, W. S. Shambaugh and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 801, 250-259, 2016 (pdf)

Slow movements of bio-inspired limbs Babikian
S.Babikian, F. Valero-Cuevas and E. Kanso, J. Nonlinear Science, 1-17, 2016 (pdf)

Fishlike rheotaxis 
B. Colvert and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 793, 656- 666, 2016 (pdf)

Evaluating efficiency and robustness in cilia design 
H. Guo and E. Kanso, Phys. Rev. E, 93, 033119, 2016 (pdf)

Density shock waves in confined microswimmers 
A.C.H. Tsang and E. Kanso, Phys. Rev. Letters, 116, 048101, 2016 (pdf)
Featured on PRL Cover Page.

Softly-actuated swimmers in drag dominant oscillatory flows
I. Jo, Y. Huang, W. Zimmerman and E. Kanso, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016 (pdf)

Under the microscope cover slip: spontaneous flows and bacterial behavior
L. Vincent and E. Kanso, Chaos, Complexity and Transport, World Scientific, 2016 (pdf)


2015

Selective particle capture by randomly beating cilia
Y. Ding and E. Kanso, Phys.Fluids, 27, 121902, 2015 (pdf)

Regular and chaotic flapping of insectile wings
Y. Huang and E. Kanso, Eur. Phys.J. Special Topics, 224, 17-18, 3175-3183.5, 2015 (pdf)

Emergent collective behavior: from fish schools to bacterial colonies
E. Kanso and D. Saintillan, Special Issue Editorial, J. Nonlinear Science, 25(5), 1051-1053, 2015 (pdf)

Stability versus maneuverability in hovering flight
Y. Huang, M. Nitsche, and E. Kanso, Phys. Fluids, 27, 061706, 2015 (pdf)

Pursuit and synchronization in hydrodynamic dipoles
E. Kanso and A.C.H. Tsang, J. Nonlinear Science, 10.1007/s00332-015-9262-9, 2015 (pdf)

Circularly-confined microswimmers exhibit multiple global patterns
A.C.H. Tsang and E. Kanso, PRE, 91, 043008, 2015 (pdf)


2014

Flagella-induced transitions in the collective behavior of confined microswimmers
A.C.H. Tsang, and E. Kanso, PRE rapid communication, 90, 021001(R), 2014 (pdf)

Cilia beating patterns are not hydrodynamically optimal
H. Guo, J. Nawroth, Y. Ding and E. Kanso, Phys. Fluids, 26, 091901, 2014 (pdf)
Featured on Physics of Fluids Editor’s Picks and Most Read This Month

Mixing and transport by ciliary carpets
Y. Ding, J. Nawroth, M. McFall-Ngai and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 743, 124-140, 2014 (pdf)

Dipole models of self-propelled bodies
E. Kanso and A.C.H. Tsang, Fluid Dynamics Research, 46, 061407, 2014 (pdf)

Coins falling in water
L. Heisinger, P.K. Newton and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 742, 243-253, 2014 (pdf)


2013

Dipole interactions in doubly-periodic domains
A.C.H. Tsang and E. Kanso, J. Nonlinear Science, 23(6), 971-991, 2013 (pdf)

Stability of underwater periodic locomotion
F. Jing and E. Kanso, Regular & Chaotic Dynamics, 18(4): 380-393, 2013 (pdf)

Stability of passive locomotion in inviscid wakes
B. G. Oskouei and E. Kanso, Phys. Fluids, 25, 021901, 2013 (pdf)


2012

Modeling and simulation of procoagulant circulating tumor cells in flow
A. Lee, G. W. Tormoen, E. Kanso, O. McCarty, P. K. Newton, Frontiers in Cancer Molecular Targets and Therapeutics, 2012 (html)

A low-dimensional deformation model for cancer cells in flow
A. M. Lee, M. A. Berny-Lang, S. Liao, E. Kanso, P. Kuhn, O. J. T. McCarty, P. K. Newton, Phys. Fluids, 24, 081903, 2012 (pdf)
Featured on Physics of Fluids Most Read This Month

The finite dipole dynamical systems
A. Tchieu, E. Kanso and P. K. Newton, Royal Proc. A, 468, 3006-3026, 2012 (pdf)

Insights into symmetric and asymmetric vortex mergers using the core growth model
F. Jing, E. Kanso and P.K. Newton, Phys. Fluids, 24, 073101, 2012 (pdf)

Effects of body elasticity on stability of underwater locomotion
F. Jing and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 690, pp 461-473, 2012 (pdf)

Simulating vortex wakes of flapping plates
J.X. Sheng, A. Ysasi, D. Kolomenskiy, E. Kanso, M. Nitsche, and K. Schneider, in Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding (S. Childress, A. Hosoi, W.W. Schultz, and J. Wang), The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 155. Springer, 2012 (pdf)

Stability of passive locomotion in periodically-generated wakes
B. Oskouei and E. Kanso, in Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding (S. Childress, A. Hosoi, W.W. Schultz, and J. Wang), The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 155. Springer, 2012 (html)


2011

Wake structure of a deformable Joukowski airfoil
A. Ysasi, E. Kanso, and P.K. Newton, Physica D, 240(20), pp 1574-1582, 2011 (html)

Hydrodynamically coupled oscillators
R. Tiron, E. Kanso, and P.K. Newton, J. Fluid Mech., 677, pp 589-606, 2011 (pdf)

Structure-preserving discretization of incompressible fluids
D. Pavlov, P. Mullen, Y. Tong, E. Kanso, J. E. Marsden, and M. Desbrun, Physica D, 240(6), pp 443-458, 2011 (html)

Streamline bifurcations and scaling theory for a multiple-wake model
B. Oskouei, E. Kanso, and P.K. Newton, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 46(4), pp 592-600, 2011 (html)

Discrete Lie advection of differential forms
P. Mullen, A. McKenzie, D. Pavlov, L. Durant, Y. Tong, E. Kanso, J. E. Marsden, and M. Desbrun, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 11(2), pp 131-149. Erratum, 11(2), pp 151, 2011 (pdf)

Viscosity effects on inviscid point vortex equilibria
F. Jing, P. K. Newton and E. Kanso, ENOC, System, 4, pp 7, 2011


2010 and prior

Swimming in an inviscid fluid
E. Kanso, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 24(1), 201–207, 2010 (pdf)

Viscous evolution of point vortex equilibria: the collinear state
F. Jing, E. Kanso, and P. K. Newton, Phys. Fluids., 22(12): 123102, 2010 (pdf)

Locomotory advantages to flapping out of phase
E. Kanso and P. K. Newton, J. Experimental Mech., 50, 1376-1372, 2010 (pdf)

The dynamics of a rigid body in potential flow with circulation
J. Vankerschaver, E. Kanso and J. E. Marsden, Regular & Chaotic Dynamics, 15:4-5, 606-629, 2010 (pdf)

Von Kárman Vortex streets on the sphere
G. Chamoun, E. Kanso and P. K. Newton, Phys. Fluids, 21, 116603. DOI: 10.1063/1.3258066, 2009 (pdf)

Passive locomotion via normal mode coupling in a submerged spring-mass system
E. Kanso and P. K. Newton, J. Fluid Mech., 641, pp 205-215, 2009 (pdf)

Source seeking for two nonholonomic models of fish locomotion
J. Cochran, E. Kanso, S. Kelly, H. Xiong, M. Krstic, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 25(5):1166-1176, 2009 (pdf)

Swimming due to transverse shape deformations
E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., pp 127-148, 2009 (pdf)

The geometry and dynamics of interacting rigid bodies and point vortices
J. Vankerschaver, E. Kanso and J.E. Marsden, J. Geometric Mech., 1(2), pp 223-266, 2009 (pdf)

Locomotion of a submerged Cosserat beam
S. Leyendecker and E. Kanso, International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2009 (pdf)

Stability of a submerged deformable body
F. Jing and E. Kanso, Intl. Conf. on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dyn. & Ctrl., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2009 (pdf)

Source seeking for a three-link model of fish locomotion
J. Cochran, E. Kanso, and M. Krstic, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2009 (pdf)

Stability of a coupled body-vortex system
E. Kanso and B. Oskouei, J. Fluid Mech., 800:77–94, 2008 (pdf)

Discrete differential forms for computational modeling
M. Desbrun, E. Kanso, and Y. Tong, in Discrete Differential Geometry: An Applied Introduction (A.I. Bobenko, P. Schröder, J.M. Sullivan and G.M. Ziegler), Oberwolfach Seminars, 38. Birkhauser, Berlin, 2008 (html)

Swimming in an inviscid fluid
E. Kanso, in Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on 150 Years of Vortex Dynamics (H. Aref), 2008 (pdf)

The motion of solid bodies in potential flow with circulation: a geometric outlook
J. Vankerschaver, E. Kanso and J. E. Marsden, ASME Conference on Dynamical Systems and Control, 2008 (pdf)

Single vortex streets on the sphere
G. Chamoun, E. Kanso and P. K. Newton, ASME Conference on Dynamical Systems and Control, 2008 (html)

Hydrodynamically-coupled rigid bodies
S. Nair and E. Kanso, J. Fluid Mech., 592:393–411, 2007 (pdf)

Stable, circulation-preserving, simplicial fluid
S. Elcott, Y. Tong, E. Kanso, M. Desbrun, and P. Schröder, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 26(1), art.4, 2007 (pdf)

On the geometric character of continuum mechanics
E. Kanso, M. Arroyo, Y. Tong, A. Yavari, J.E. Marsden and M. Desbrun, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP), 58, 1-14, 2007 (pdf)

Configuration control of non-colliding particles
S. Nair and E. Kanso, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2007 (pdf)

Motion control of a spinning disc on rotating Earth
F. Jing, E. Kanso and P.K. Newton, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2007 (pdf)

Geometric, variational integrators for computer animation
L. Kharevych, Weiwei, Y. Tong, E. Kanso, P. Schröder, J.E. Marsden and M. Desbrun, ACM SIGGRAPH 2006/Eurographics symposium on Computer animation, 2006 (pdf)

Discrete differential forms for computational modeling
M. Desbrun, E. Kanso, and Y. Tong, ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Course Notes on Discrete Differential Geometry. ACM Press, 2006 (pdf)

Locomotion of articulated bodies in a perfect fluid
E. Kanso, J.E. Marsden, C.W. Rowley and J. Melli-Huber, J. Nonlinear Science, 15, 255–289, 2005 (pdf)

Optimal motion of an articulated body in a perfect fluid
E. Kanso and J.E. Marsden, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2511-2516, 2005 (pdf)

Cross-coupling errors of micro-machined gyroscopes
E. Kanso, A.J. Szeri and A.P. Pisano, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 13(2): 323-331, 2004 (pdf)

Pseudo-rigid ball impact on an oscillating rigid foundation
E. Kanso and P. Papadopoulos, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, 39:1129-1145, 2004 (html)

Dynamics of pseudo-rigid ball impacting on rigid foundation
E. Kanso and P. Papadopoulos, International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, 39:299-309, 2004 (html)