Our mission

The Soft Condensed Matter group focuses on the development and characterization of new model colloids and the quantitative 3D real-space analysis and manipulation of their self-assembly. Motivation comes both from the use of these systems as condensed matter model systems, and from their use as advanced materials in applications like photonic crystals and electronic-ink. In addition, we perform computer simulations and theory on soft condensed matter systems and try to bring these together with the experiments in a strongly synergistic approach.

The Molecular Biophysics group focuses on developing and exploiting fluorescence spectroscopy-based techniques in microscopy. The novel imaging methodologies under development in the group utilize advanced light sources, non-linear excitation methods and contrast based on fluorescence spectroscopy.

The Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics section is part of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science.


Email: science.secr.scmbf@uu.nl
Phone: +31 30 253 2952 (secretary)

Princetonplein 1
3584 CC Utrecht
The Netherlands



Doug Hayden
13 April 2019
A new type of paper made from just a few nanometers thick cellulose fibres has the potential to become a sustainable alternative for plastic packaging material.
debye institute for nanomaterials science, Debye Visiting Chair, Joanna Aizenberg
2 April 2019
Bioinspired Materials Design Pioneer Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard University) is the 2019 Debye Visiting Chair.
Logo NWO van Veni, Vidi, Vici
26 February 2019
Physics researcher Rembert Duine will receive 1.5 million euros from NWO for his project 'Fluid electronics'.




23 May 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Lectures series by Debye Visiting Chair prof. Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard University)
Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
27 May 2019 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence of Pepijn Moerman
29 May 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Lecture series by Debye Visiting Chair prof. Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard University)