Levke Ortlieb

Project: Understanding small scale bubble generation and their applications in water and wastewater treatment

Supervisors: Dr John Chew and Dr Jannis Wenk

In 2014, Levke graduated with a trinational Bachelor of Physics from Saarland University, Université de Lorraine and Université de Luxembourg. For her Bachelor’s thesis, she studied the diffusion of micro-particles in the presence of self-propelled micro algae. In particular, Levke analysed cell trajectories using MATLAB and compared the statistics to normal diffusion.

After this Levke obtained a two-year Master degree in Physics at Saarland University. During her final year project, she continued the experimental study started while completing her Bachelor’s thesis. For this, she evaluated several numerical and theoretical models with her experimental results. During a six month research visit at the University of Grenoble, Levke modeled the spreading of a cloud of microorganisms with a self-written C++ code. Levke has presented her results at several conferences and workshops. She will start her PhD project in summer 2017 at the University of Bath.

Research Interests
• Hydrodynamics
• Statistics
• Turbulences
• Diffusion

WISE 2017 Summer School Presentation: Levke_Ortlieb_Jun17[1]

June 2017 Poster: Levke Ortlieb Jun17