active matter, fluid mechanics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.


  1. AI-aided geometric design of anti-infection catheters
    Tingtao Zhou, Xuan Wan, Daniel Zhengyu Huang, and 6 more authors
    Science Advances, Jan 2024
  2. Rotational Taylor dispersion in linear flows
    Zhiwei Peng
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2401.11603, Jan 2024
  3. Asymptotic analysis and simulation of mean first passage time for active Brownian particles in 1-D
    Sarafa Adewale Iyaniwura, and Zhiwei Peng
    SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, May 2024
  4. Self-organization of active colloids mediated by chemical interactions
    Zhiwei Peng, and Raymond Kapral
    Soft Matter, Jan 2024


  1. Confined active matter in external fields
    Vaseem A. Shaik, Zhiwei Peng, John F. Brady, and 1 more author
    Soft Matter, Jan 2023


  1. Activity-induced propulsion of a vesicle
    Zhiwei Peng, Tingtao Zhou, and John F. Brady
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics, May 2022
  2. Forced microrheology of active colloids
    Zhiwei Peng, and John F. Brady
    Journal of Rheology, Sep 2022
  3. Trapped-particle microrheology of active suspensions
    Zhiwei Peng, and John F. Brady
    The Journal of Chemical Physics, Sep 2022


  1. Propulsion of an elastic filament in a shear-thinning fluid
    Ke Qin, Zhiwei Peng, Ye Chen, and 3 more authors
    Soft Matter, Sep 2021
  2. Distribution and pressure of active Lévy swimmers under confinement
    Tingtao Zhou, Zhiwei Peng, Mamikon Gulian, and 1 more author
    Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Jun 2021


  1. Upstream swimming and Taylor dispersion of active Brownian particles
    Zhiwei Peng, and John F. Brady
    Physical Review Fluids, Jul 2020


  1. Maximizing propulsive thrust of a driven filament at low Reynolds number via variable flexibility
    Zhiwei Peng, Gwynn J. Elfring, and On Shun Pak
    Soft Matter, Jul 2017
  2. Propulsion via flexible flapping in granular media
    Zhiwei Peng, Yang Ding, Kyle Pietrzyk, and 2 more authors
    Physical Review E, Jul 2017


  1. Characteristics of undulatory locomotion in granular media
    Zhiwei Peng, On Shun Pak, and Gwynn J. Elfring
    Physics of Fluids, Jul 2016