My research group is composed of physical chemists and chemical engineers specialized in colloid- and interface science. Our work in this field thus far has led us to our current research focus: Non-equilibrium soft matter structures. To engineer these structures, we employ the interfacial self-assembly of suspended or dissolved materials. Using this approach, we have bettered the understanding of molecular behaviour at interfaces and developed several original and unprecedented materials. These systems have simple components that interact to undergo complex processes. Our research aims to answer fundamental questions about these processes and to realize the emerging potentials of these materials by exploring the intersections of colloid and interface science with transport processes, chemical synthesis and fluid mechanics.
Our group at Utrecht University is funded by the ERC-Starting Grant "3D-FABRIC".