Dr Lyndon Koens


  • Sept 2016 - date: Postdoc, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

  • 2012-2016: PhD, University of Cambridge

  • 20010-2012: Masters of Coursework (Physics), The University of Melbourne

  • 2007-2010: Bsc. (Majors: Applied Mathematics & Meterology and Oceanography), The University of Melbourne


Lyndon is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics working with biophysics groups. His research interests involve statistical physics, complex systems and emergent phenomena, and the diffusion and dynamics of complex shapes.

Selected Publications

  • Y. Man, L. Koens, and E. Lauga, “Hydrodynamic interactions between nearby slender filaments.” Europhysics Letters, 116 (2016) 24002

  • T. D. Montenegro-Johnson, L. Koens, and E. Lauga “Microscale Flow Dynamics of Ribbons and Sheets”. Soft Matter (2016) DOI:10.1039/C6SM02105K

  • L. Koens and E. Lauga, "Rotation of slender swimmers in isotropic-drag media," Phys. Rev. E 93: 043125 (2016)

  • L. Koens and E. Lauga, "Slender-ribbon Theory ," Physics of Fluids 28: 013101, (2015)

  • F. A. Godínez, L. Koens, T. D. Montenegro-Johnson, R. Zenit, and E. Lauga, “Complex fluids affect low-Reynolds number locomotion in a kinematic-dependent manner,” Exp. Fluids, 56:  97, (2015).

  • L. Koens and E. Lauga, “The passive diffusion of Leptospira interrogans.,” Phys. Biol., 11: 066008,(2014)

  • L. Koens and A. M. Martin, Perturbative behavior of a vortex in a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate, Phys. Rev. A 86: 013605 (2012)

  • L. Koens, T. Simula and A. Martin, Vibrations of a columnar vortex in a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate, Phys. Rev. A 87: 063614, (2013)