Ondrej Maxian

Welcome to my website!

I am a graduate student at NYU Courant working with Aleksandar Donev and Alex Mogilner. My current research is on modeling of the cell cytoskeleton. See my Google Scholar profile for all publications. See also my Github profile for codes.

Publications (while at NYU)

  1. The hydrodynamics of a twisting, bending, inextensible filament in Stokes flow, by Ondrej Maxian, Brennan Sprinkle, Charles Peskin, and Aleksandar Donev. arXiv. Click here for supplementary movies of bent twisted fibers.
  2. Interplay between Brownian motion and cross-linking kinetics controls bundling dynamics in actin networks, by Ondrej Maxian, Aleksandar Donev, and Alex Mogilner. bioRxiv. Click here for supplementary movies on bundling and Brownian motion.
  3. Simulations of dynamically cross-linked actin networks: morphology, rheology, and hydrodynamic interactions, by Ondrej Maxian, Raúl P. Peláez, Alex Mogilner, and Aleksandar Donev, PLoS Computational Biology, 2021. Journal. bioRxiv. Click here for supplementary movies on transiently cross-linked networks with fiber turnover.
  4. A fast spectral method for electrostatics in doubly periodic slit channels, by Ondrej Maxian, Raúl P. Peláez, Leslie Greengard, and Aleksandar Donev, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2021. Journal. arXiv. A GPU version algorithm is implemented in UAMMD by Raúl P. Peláez. See here for codes in paper.
  5. Integral-based spectral method for inextensible slender fibers in Stokes flow, by Ondrej Maxian, Alex Mogilner, and Aleksandar Donev, Physical Review Fluids, 2021. Journal. arXiv. Click here for supplementary movies on cross-linked networks.
  6. Computational estimates of mechanical constraints on cell migration through the extracellular matrix, by Ondrej Maxian, Alex Mogilner, and Wanda Strychalski, PLoS Computational Biology, 2020. Journal. bioRxiv. Here are the MATLAB codes from this project.
  7. An immersed boundary method with subgrid resolution and improved numerical stability applied to slender bodies in Stokes flow, by Ondrej Maxian and Charles Peskin, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2020. Journal. arXiv.

Publications (while at CWRU)

During my undergrad at Case Western Reserve University, I worked with Wanda Strychalski (applied math) and in the group of Ica Manas-Zloczower. These are publications from that time
  1. 2D force constraints in the method of regularized Stokeslets, by Ondrej Maxian and Wanda Strychalski, Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, 2019. Journal. arXiv.
  2. A continuous energy-based immersed boundary method for elastic shells, by Ondrej Maxian, Andrew Kassen, and Wanda Strychalski, Journal of Computational Physics, 2018. Journal. arXiv. (This paper was my undergraduate capstone).
  3. Carbon nanofiller networks- a comparative study of networks formed by branched versus linear carbon nanotubes in thermoplastic polyurethane, by Vahab Solouki Bonab, Ondrej Maxian, and Ica Manas-Zloczower, Polymer, 2019. Journal.
  4. Conductive polymer foams with carbon nanofillers – Modeling percolation behavior, by Ondrej Maxian, Diego Pedrazzoli, and Ica Manas-Zloczower, Express Polymer Letters, 2017. Journal.

Other collaborations

  • In the summer of 2018 I worked at the Slovak Academy of Science with Dr. Peter Siffalovic. I helped create a model of aligning carbon nanotubes in a Langmuir trough. You can read more about this in ``Langmuir–Scheaffer Technique as a Method for Controlled Alignment of 1D Materials,'' by Bodik et al, which is linked here. Perhaps more importantly, my Slovak improved significantly over that summer, although no one at the office ever quite got over my American accent. Below is a picture of the group.
  • Picture of the group
  • In the summer of 2017 I worked at Rutgers University with Dr. Wilma Olson and then-Ph.D. student Stefjord Todolli. We developed new modeling tools to study configurations of chromatin. This was part of the DIMACS REU.
  • In the summer of 2016 I worked at Williams College with Dr. Julie Blackwood and students Emma Talis and Anna Neufeld. We developed a model on the transmission of the Zika virus which we published in Epidemics. Here is a link to the journal article. This was part of Williams' SMALL REU. Unfortunately, no one ever inquired about my expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic!

  • Teaching