AG — Prof. Heiko Rieger — Statistical Physics

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Zeinab Sadjadi, Dr.


Department of Theoretical Physics,
Saarland University Campus, Saarbrücken

Building E2.6

Room: 4.23

Phone: +49-(0)68 1302 3967


Projects and Research Interest

  • Transport in complex environments: Anomalous diffusion in disordered media, random walks and search optimization problems, light transport in foams and granular media
  • Biophysics: Intracellular transport, swarm cell search strategies, modeling Immune cells dynamics
  • Spontaneous imbibition in porous media
  • Modeling stochastic processes

Short C.V.

  • 2017-Present: Researcher, University of Saarland, Group of Prof. Heiko Rieger,Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 2016-2017: Researcher, Helmholtz Center for Infection research, Department of System Immunology, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 11.2009–9.2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Statistical Physics and Complex Systems Group, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 2004–2009: PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
  • 2001–2003: MSc in Physics, Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran
  • 1997–2001: BSc in Physics, Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran


Z. Sadjadi and M. R. Shaebani, Orientational Memory of Active Particles in Multistate non-Markovian Processes, Phys. Rev. E 104, 054613 (2021).

[1] Z. Sadjadi and H. Rieger
Topotaxis of Active Particles Induced by Spatially Heterogeneous Sliding along Obstacles
submitted (2023) [pdf], [arXiv]
[2] Z. Sadjadi, D. Vesperini, A. M. Laurent, L. Barnefske, E. Terriac, F. Lautenschläger and H. Rieger
Amoeboid Cell Migration through Regular Arrays of Micropillars under Confinement
Biophys. J. 121, 4615-4623 (2022) [pdf], [bioRxiv]
[3] M. R. Shaebani, H. Rieger and Z. Sadjadi
Kinematics of persistent random walkers with two distinct modes of motion
Phys. Rev. E 106, 034105 (2022) [pdf], [arXiv]
[4] Z. Sadjadi, R. Zhao, M. Hoth, B. Qu and H. Rieger
Migration of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes in 3D Collagen Matrices
Biophys. J. 119, 2141 (2020) [pdf], [bioRxiv]
[5] H. Rieger, C. Thome and Z. Sadjadi
Meniscus arrest dominated imbibition front roughening in porous media with elongated pores
J. Phys. Conf. Serie 638, 012007 (2015) [pdf]
[6] Z. Sadjadi, M. R. Shaebani, H. Rieger and L. Santen
Persistent-random-walk approach to anomalous transport of self-propelled particles
Phys. Rev. E 91, 062715 (2015) [pdf]
[7] Z. Sadjadi, M. Jung, R. Seemann and H. Rieger
Meniscus Arrest during Capillary Rise in Asymmetric Microfluidic Pore Junctions
Langmuir 31, 2600 (2015) [pdf]
[8] M. R. Shaebani, Z. Sadjadi, I. M. Sokolov, H. Rieger and L. Santen
Anomalous Diffusion of Self-Propelled Particles in Directed Random Environments
Phys. Rev. E (Rapid Communications) 90, 030701(R) (2014) [pdf], [arXiv]
[9] D. S. Lee, Z. Sadjadi and H. Rieger
Lattice Model for Spontaneous Imbibition in Porous Media: The Role of Effective Tension and Universality Class
Phys. Rev. E 90, 013016 (2014) [condmat], [pdf]
[10] Z. Sadjadi and H. Rieger
Scaling Theory for Spontaneous Imbibition in Random Networks of Elongated Pores
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 144502 (2013) [pdf], [cond-mat]
[11] S. Gruener, Z. Sadjadi, H. E. Hermes, S. U. Egelhaaf, K. Knorr, A. V. Kityk, H. Rieger and P. Huber
Anomalous Front Broadening During Spontaneous Imbibition in a Porous Matrix with Elongated Pores
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 109, 10245 (2012) [pdf]

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