I was previously a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, following a postdoctoral research post at The University of Western Australia. I read the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge for both undergraduate and Part III, and stayed at Cambridge for my Ph.D. with Prof. Ray Goldstein on cytoplasmic streaming and self-organisation of active matter.
University of Oxford,
Andrew Wiles Building,
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter,
Oxford, OX2 6GG, U.K.
Networks pervade nature at many length scales, transporting both physical matter or virtual information. Combining network structures with active biological constituents leads to fascinating topologically-dependent global behaviours, which I study through multi-disciplinary modelling approaches.
Biological systems often rely on the properties of so-called active matter, where many small agents interact to produce behaviour on large scales. I use continuum models to understand the collective motion and self-organisation of these systems, such as suspensions of molecular motors or bacteria.
A randomly fluctuating physical system can have large-scale behaviours that depend remarkably sensitively on the statistical character of the fluctuations. I am especially interested in characterising and exploting this relationship in active systems to create useful new behaviours and mechanisms.
Philip Pearce, Francis G. Woodhouse, Aden Forrow, Ashley Kelly, Halim Kusumaatmaja, and Jörn Dunkel, under review
Daniel B. Wilson, Ruth E. Baker, and Francis G. Woodhouse, under review
Alexander P. Browning, Francis G. Woodhouse, and Matthew J. Simpson, under review
Aden Forrow, Francis G. Woodhouse, and Jörn Dunkel, Physical Review X 8, 041043 (2018)
Francis G. Woodhouse, Henrik Ronellenfitsch, and Jörn Dunkel, Physical Review Letters 121, 178001 (2018)
Daniel B. Wilson, Ruth E. Baker, and Francis G. Woodhouse, Physical Review E 97, 062301 (2018)
Francis G. Woodhouse, Joanna B. Fawcett, and Jörn Dunkel, New Journal of Physics 20, 035003 (2018)
Aden Forrow, Francis G. Woodhouse, and Jörn Dunkel, Physical Review Letters 119, 028102 (2017)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Jörn Dunkel, Nature Communications 8, 15169 (2017)
Francis G. Woodhouse, Aden Forrow, Joanna B. Fawcett, and Jörn Dunkel, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 113, 8200-8205 (2016)
Bruce S. Gardiner, Francis G. Woodhouse, Thor F. Besier, Alan J. Grodzinsky, David G. Lloyd, Lihai Zhang, and David W. Smith, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 44, 222-233 (2016)
Francis G. Woodhouse, Bruce S. Gardiner, and David W. Smith, Journal of Theoretical Biology 368, 102-112 (2015)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 110, 14132-14137 (2013)
Cover image for issue 35
Aurelia R. Honerkamp-Smith, Francis G. Woodhouse, Vasily Kantsler, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 111, 038103 (2013)
Cover image for issue 3
Hugo Wioland, Francis G. Woodhouse, Jörn Dunkel, John O. Kessler, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 110, 268102 (2013)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein,
Physical Review Letters 109, 168105 (2012)
Highlighted in a Physics Focus by P. Ball, Physics 5, 117 (2012)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 705, 165-175 (2012)