Emeritus Professor Michael Shats

ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Complex Physical Systems 029902
  • Fluid Physics 020303
  • Thermodynamics And Statistical Physics 020304
  • Turbulent Flows 091508

Research interests

Physics of strongly-out-of-equilibrium systems

Waves and wave energy conversion

Active living and artificial swimmers

Utilization and rectification of chaotic and tubulent motion

Collective effects and self-organization in active medium

Researcher's projects

Passive and active swimmers: physics and hydrodynamics

Surface waves and manipulation of matter at the liquid-gas interface

Liquid metamaterials


Available student projects

Controlled diffusion at the water-air interface

Development of self-propelling artificial swimmers

Current student projects

Collective effects in bacterial flows

Liquid interface metamaterials

Past student projects

Turbulence in thick fluid layers

Two-dimensional tubulence and transport


Projects and Grants

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