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Thomas Ihle


Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany (1996)
Thesis: Growth patterns under diffusional transport (Advisor: H. Müller-Krumbhaar)
M.S., Theoretical Physics, Universität Leipzig, 1992
Thesis: Dynamics of the phase boundary during solidification: Influence of crystalline anisotropy

Postdoctoral Researcher in Paris, Grenoble, Minneapolis and Stuttgart, 1995-2004.

Department of Physics
South Engineering 212A
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
Tel: (701) 231-7045 or 231-8974
Fax: (701) 231-7088
thomas (dot) ihle (at) ndsu (dot) edu


Fall 2008PHYS 211: College Physics I
Spring 2008PHYS 350: Modern Physics
Fall 2007PHYS 211: College Physics I
Fall 2007PHYS 252R: University Physics II Recitation (team-taught)
Spring 2007PHYS 350: Modern Physics
Fall 2006PHYS 370: Introduction to Computational Physics
Spring 2006PHYS 781: Solid State Physics I
Fall 2005PHYS 299: University Physics I Recitation (team-taught)
Fall 2005PHYS 399: Introduction to Computational Physics
Fall 2004PHYS 752: Mathematical Methods in Physics I

Research Interests

Pattern formation and dynamics of amphiphilic mixtures
Development of mesoscale simulation methods for complex fluids
Kinetic theory of particle-based algorithms
Dynamics of biopolymers, colloids and molecular motors


My research is currently funded by the American Chemical Society through

    PRF 47228-G9, " Simulating the Spontaneous Emulsification of Oil/Water/Surfactant Mixtures",
    PI Thomas Ihle

and by the National Science Foundation through:

    NSF DMR-0706017, " Mesoscale Simulations of Complex Liquids",
    PI Thomas Ihle , Co-PI Daniel Kroll



Recent Publications

Mesoscopic modeling of fluid flow: colloids, polymers, microemulsions

32. T. Ihle. " Chapman-Enskog expansion for multi-particle collision models'',
      Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.  11 (2009) 9667.

31.T. Ihle, " Transport coefficients of multi-particle collision algorithms with velocity-dependent collision rules ", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20 (2008) 235224.
30.G. Gompper, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, and R.G. Winkler, " Multi-Particle Collision Dynamics --- a Particle-Based Mesoscale Simulation Approach to the Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids ",  Advances in Polymer Science 221 (2009) 1.
29.T. Ihle, E. Tuzel, " Static and dynamic properties of a particle-based algorithm for non-ideal fluids and binary mixtures", Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics 8 (2008) 138.
28.E. Tuzel, G. Pan, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, " Mesoscopic model for the fluctuating hydrodynamics of binary and ternary mixtures ", Europhys. Lett. 80 (2007) 40010.
27.E. Tuzel, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Constrained dynamics for polymers in an SRD solvent ", unpublished report (2006).
26.E. Tuzel, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Dynamic correlations in stochastic rotation dynamics", Phys. Rev. E 74 (2006) 056702.
25.E. Tuzel, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Constructing thermodynamically consistent models with a non-ideal equation of state ", cond-mat/0511312, Math. and Comput. in Simul. 72 (2006) 232.
24.T. Ihle, E. Tuzel, D.M. Kroll, "Consistent particle-based algorithm with a non-ideal equation of state ", Europhys. Lett. 73 (2006) 664.
23. T. Ihle, E. Tuzel, D.M. Kroll, "Equilibrium calculation of transport coefficients for a fluid-particle model", Phys. Rev. E 72 (2005) 046707.
22.M. Hecht, J. Harting, T. Ihle, H.J. Herrmann, "Simulation of Claylike Colloids", Phys. Rev. E 72 (2005) 011408.
21. T. Ihle, E. Tuzel, D.M. Kroll, "Resummed Green-Kubo relations for a fluctuating fluid-particle model", Phys. Rev. E 70 (2004) 035701.
20. E. Tuzel, M. Strauss, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Transport Coefficients in three dimensional Stochastic Rotation Dynamics", Phys. Rev. E 68 (2003) 036701.
19.T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Stochastic Rotation Dynamics II: Transport coefficients, numerics, long time tails", Phys. Rev. E 67 (2003) 066706.
18.T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Stochastic Rotation Dynamics I: Formalism, Galilean invariance, Green-Kubo relations", Phys. Rev. E 67 (2003) 066705.
17.A. Lamura, G. Gompper, T. Ihle, D.M. Kroll, "Multi-particle collision dynamics: Flow around a circular and a square cylinder", Europhys. Lett. 56 (2001) 319; and 768.
16.T. Ihle, and D.M. Kroll, "Stochastic Rotation Dynamics: A Galilean-Invariant Mesoscopic Model for Fluid Flow", Phys. Rev. E 63 (2001) 20201(R).
15.T. Ihle, and D.M. Kroll, "Thermal Lattice-Boltzmann method for non-ideal gases with potential energy", Comp. Phys. Commun. 129 (2000) 1.

Molecular beam epitaxy, vicinal surfaces

14.H. Emmerich, C. Misbah, K. Kassner, and T. Ihle, "Vicinal surfaces: Growth structures close to the instability threshold and far beyond", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 11 (1999) 9985.
13.T. Ihle, C. Misbah, O. Pierre-Louis, "Equilibrium step dynamics on vicinal surfaces revisited", Phys. Rev. B 58 (1998) 2289.

Pattern formation in crystal growth: dendrites, seaweed, doublons

12.T. Ihle, "Competition between kinetic and surface tension anisotropy in dendritic growth", Eur. Phys. J. B 16 (2000) 337.
11.H. Emmerich, K. Kassner, T. Ihle, A. Weiss, "Dynamic simulations of interface morphologies in free dendritic growth", J. Cryst. Growth , 211 (2000) 43.
10.H. Emmerich, D. Schleussner, T. Ihle, K. Kassner, "Confinement effects in dendritic growth", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 11 (1999) 8981.
9.S. Akamatsu and T. Ihle, "A similarity law for the tilt angle of dendrites in directional solidification of non-axially oriented crystals", Phys. Rev. E 56 (1997) 4479.
8.T. Ihle, "Wachstumsmuster unter diffusivem Transport", Reports Research Center Jülich, Jül-3230, May 1996 (in german).
7.T. Ihle and H. Müller-Krumbhaar, "Discontinuous transition between seaweed and chaotic growth morphology", J. Phys. I France 6 (1996) 949.
6. H. Müller-Krumbhaar, M. Zimmer, T. Ihle, Y. Saito, "Morphology and selection processes in diffusion-controlled growth patterns", Physica A 224 (1996) 322.
5.S. Akamatsu, G. Faivre, T. Ihle, " Symmetry-broken double fingers and seaweed patterns in thin-film directional solidification of a non-faceted cubic crystal", Phys. Rev. E 51 (1995) 4751.
4.H. Müller-Krumbhaar, T. Ihle, and A. Bösch, "Spatio-temporal patterns in non-equilibrium complex systems" ed. by P.E. Cladis, and P. Palffy-Muhoray, Proc. ASI-NATO, Santa Fe, 1993 (Addison-Wesley, 1995)
3.E. Brener, T. Ihle, H. Müller-Krumbhaar, Y. Saito, and K. Shiraishi, " Fluctuation effects on dendritic growth morphology", Physica A 204 (1994) 96.
2.T. Ihle and H. Müller-Krumbhaar, "Fractal and compact growth morphologies in phase transitions with diffusion transport", Phys. Rev. E 49 (1994) 2972.
1. T. Ihle and H. Müller-Krumbhaar, "Diffusion-limited fractal growth morphology in thermodynamical two-phase systems", Phys. Rev. Lett. 70 (1993) 3083.

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