Dr Elsen Tjhung


  • 2015-date: Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, CNRS Montpellier, France 
  • 2009-2013: PhD, University of Edinburgh


Current research interests: time reversal symmetry breaking in statistical field theory, active droplets, chiral liquid crystals, glasses,

I use lattice Boltzmann simulation for fluid dynamics. My webpage:


Selected Recent Publications

  • Tjhung E., M. E. Cates, and D. Marenduzzo, Contractile and chiral activities determine the helicity of swimming droplet trajectories, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2017.
  • Nardini C., Fodor E., Tjhung E., Wijland F., Tailleur J., and Cates M. E., Entropy production in field theories without time-reversal symmetry: Quantifying the non-equilibrium character of active matter, Phys. Rev. X, 2017.
  • Tjhung E. and Kawasaki T., Excitation of vibrational soft modes in disordered systems using active oscillation, Soft Matter, 2017.
  • Tjhung E. and Berthier L., Hyperuniform density fluctuations and diverging dynamic correlations in periodically driven colloidal suspensions, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2015.
  • Tjhung E., Tiribocchi A, Marenduzzo D., and Cates M. E., A minimal physical model captures the shapes of crawling cells, Nat. Comms., 2015.