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



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'.
4 October 2018
The replacement of current sunscreen chemicals with plant extracts is potentially safer and more environmentally friendly.
Debye Annual Lecture 2018, Monika Ritsch-Marte
20 September 2018
This year's Debye Annual Lecture takes place on October 18, 2018.




10 April 2019 13:15 - 14:00
Debye Lunch Lecture by Samia Ouhajji
2 May 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Lecture series by Debye Visiting Chair prof. Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard University)