Faculteit Technische Natuurkunde

Responsive Soft Matter --- Wouter G. Ellenbroek

Responsive Soft Matter

Many soft materials are extremely sensitive. Their properties depend crucially, sometimes critically, on small changes in circumstances, which makes them very responsive to both mechanical and chemical external factors.

Topics currently under investigation include

  • Mechanics of network materials near rigidity transitions
  • Bio-inspired smart materials
  • Ion-mediated interactions in soft materials
  • Assembly of isotropic (round) particles into non-compact clusters

Note: A more in-depth research interests page is under construction for the moment because my department is planning a website overhaul.

Publications

See publications page.

News

New member!

April 2014: Mathijs Vermeulen just started his Ph.D. project in our group. He will study the rigidity and mechanics of composite fiber networks, as part of the FOM-programme on marginal materials led by my colleague Kees Storm.

Group Members

 


Wouter G. Ellenbroek
Assistant Professor


Mathijs Vermeulen
Ph.D. Student

Openings

I currently have no more openings for Ph.D.- students or postdocs.

Current and Recent Collaborations

Contact & Postal Address

Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter Dept. of Applied Physics Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513 NL-5600 MB Eindhoven The Netherlands
T:
+31 40 2474288 (Grou
E:
secretariaat.tps@tue.nl