Argonne National Laboratory Biomaterials U.S. Department of Energy


Igor Aronson   Igor Aronson

Phone: (630) 252-9725

Research Interests

Bacterial dynamics, self-assembled biomaterials, soft condensed matter physics, multi-scale modeling.

Selected Publications

  • I.S. Aranson and L.S. Tsimring, Patterns and collective behavior in granular media: theoretical concepts, Rev. Mod. Phys., 78, 641 (2006)
  • Igor S. Aranson, Andrey Sokolov, John O. Kessler, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Model for dynamical coherence in thin films of self-propelled microorganisms, Phys. Rev. E 75, 040901 (2007) 
  • Sokolov, I.S. Aranson, R. E. Goldstein, and J.O. Kessler. Concentration Dependence of the Collective Dynamics of Swimming Bacteria, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 158102 (2007)
  • M. Haines, A. Sokolov, I. S. Aranson, L. Berlyand, and D. A. Karpeev, Three-dimensional model for the effective viscosity of bacterial suspensions, Phys. Rev. E 80, 041922 (2009)
  • A. Sokolov A, R.E. Goldstein, F.I. Feldchtein, and I.S. Aranson, Enhanced mixing and spatial instability in concentrated bacterial suspensions, Phys Rev E, 031903 (2009), featured in Physics Focus
  • A. Sokolov and I.S. Aranson, Reduction of viscosity in suspensions of swimming bacteria, Phys Rev Lett, 103, 148101 (2009), featured in Physics World,, Physics Focus
  • Sokolov, M. Apadoca, B. A. Grzybowski, I. S. Aranson, Swimming bacteria power microscopic gears, PNAS, 2009, doi/10.1073/pnas.0913015107, featured in New York Times, 22 Dec 2009, p D3; Forbes /
  • Snezhko, K. Barlan, I. S. Aranson, V. I. Gelfand, Statistics of Active Transport in Xenopus Melanophores Cells, Biophysical Journal 99, 3216-3223 (2010)


  • 2009-present, Argonne National Laboratory, Senior Scientist

  • 1999-2009, Argonne National Laboratory, Staff Physicist

  • 1996-1999, Argonne National Laboratory, Visiting Scientist

  • 1993-1996, Senior Lecturer, Bar Ilan University, Israel

  • 1991-1993, Research Associate, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 1989-1991, Research Associate, Institute of Applied Physics, Gorky, Russia

  • 1987-1989, Inst. of Applied Physics, Acad. of Science, Gorky, Russia, PostDoc, Nonlinear Dynamics, Pattern Formation
  • 1987, Inst. of Applied Physics, Acad. of Science, Gorky, Russia , Ph.D., Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics
  • 1982-1986, Junior Research Associate, Research Institute of Microelectronics, Gorky, Russia

  • 1982, Dept. of Radiophysics, Gorky State University, Russia, M.Sc (Summa Cum Laude), Physics

  • 1981, Dept. of Radiophysics, Gorky State University, Russia, B.Sc., Physics

December 2010

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